Peregrine Team Update: 01 April 2005

Peregrine Team Update: 01 April 2005

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Participants

Jacob Dadi – Team leader Julius Kyalo

Area covered

This month the team patrolled the private land that has been bought up as a buffer for the National Park along the Athi River, from Simon Trevor’s land through to Mr. Nutter’s land. They also patrolled Kaluku, the land around the Trust House, Sasun and the Natta.

Findings

Once again we found that there was an increase of wild animals in the area. We noticed that their has been an increase in the number of elephants that have moved into the community lands, so far there have been no complaints from the farmers and there has been no damage or destruction of land and property. This however could be due to the fact that the farmers did not plant anything as there was not enough rain to promote crop growth. The team attended to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust tree nursery and land. The seedlings from the Trusts Nursery were distributed to communities from Kamunyu, Ngiluni, and Kyusaini villages.

The communities were very thankful for the seedlings and for all the help that James Mbuthia and the trust give them. The team also tidied up the airstrip and did some road work and repairs.

Report by Jacob Dadi