Chui Team Mtito Update: 01 July 2007
De – Snaring Report for July 2007
Alex Macharia – team leader Francis Chege Semeli Lolchuraki James Nyumu Nteritu Kapina Vincent Mutua Nicodemus Kivindio 4KWS Rangers
During the course of the month of July the following areas were patrolled by the Mtito de-snaring team: Mtito area, Rhino area, Ngulia Hills, Wuyuni, Upper & Lower Kenani, Kenani Station, Kanga Station, and Kyulu Station.
78 SNARES COLLECTED 7 ARRESTS
The weather had been very dry. Human activities within the National Park boundaries were very high. The poachers have changed their techniques to avoid us capturing and arresting them. We have therefore adapted to their new techniques by carrying out ambushes, particularly at night. Most of the snares collected targeted small to medium game. Charcoal burning and illegal logging activities were also at high levels despite our hard efforts to get these activities put to an end.
The majority of the snares we collected were from Mangerete area along the Mtito River.
We contributed about 350 tree seedlings to schools and communities.
Report by Alex Macharia