Peregrine Team Update: 01 July 2005

Peregrine Team Update: 01 July 2005

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Participants

Jacob Dadi – Team leader Isaia Ndei

Area covered

This month the team patrolled the trust land and the private farm 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 the land around the community areas and the upper farm lands.

TOTAL SNARES COLLECTED 48

Findings

Wild animals are still coming into the patrolled areas in large numbers. While we were out patrolling the community areas we came across the carcass of a snared dikdidk which alerted us to the fact that there were snares in the area. We were able to find and life 48 snares all of which had targeted small game. Due to the fact that the community farmers have been warned about the consequences arising from snaring they prevent the poachers from setting snares in their land. The poachers therefore set the snares in the general community areas.

The team also attended to the trees which have been planted around the trust house, and tended to the seedlings in the Trust’s nursery transplanting them into plastic bags.

Report by Jacob Dadi