Chui Team Mtito Update: 01 June 2006
Alex Macharia – team leader Francis Chege Kathuki Ngongo James Nyumu Mutua Nteritu Kapina 2KWS Rangers
During the course of the month of June the following areas were patrolled by the Mtito de-snaring team: Kaluku farm, the general Mtito area, the Rhino area, Mangalete, the Ngulia hills, Wuyuni, Upper and Lower Kenani, as well as the Kenani, Kanga and Kyulu stations.
205 SNARES COLLECTED
Our main objectives are to arrest as many poachers and to conserve wildlife by lifting snares and increasing community awareness about the need to preserve their natural heritage.
We began our operations on the 4th of June. A total of 205 snares were collected during the course of month.
We were able to arrest a poacher at upper Kenani. Unfortunately his accomplice was able to escape arrest.
While patrolling along the Mtito River we were able to rescue a Dikdik that was trapped in a snare,
Observable evidence During our patrols we came across footprints, cuttings, bloodstains and poachers hideouts.
Community work Tree seedlings were distributed to Iviani primary school.
Report by Alex Macharia