Human-wildlife conflict has been noted during the period under review. This has likely been exacerbated by the dry season, which has set in rapidly. There is no very limited farm work/cultivation taking place on the farms neighbouring the Conservation Area and people have started to intrude into protected areas, with conflict often occurring.
Various interventions were carried out by the SWT/KWS Meru Mobile Veterinary Unit during July, including two endangered Grevy zebras treated for natural causes, an elephant also treated for natural causes and a security dog treated twice for Trypanosomiasis. The Unit also conducted a post-mortem on a rhino that had tragically been shot in a poaching incident and treated a lion for a snare wound around the neck.