Peregrine Team Update: 01 September 2003

Peregrine Team Update: 01 September 2003

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Participants

Peter Wambua Isack Kalamba Julius Muthoka

Area Covered

Our usual area of operation was patrolled. The operation was done on a daily basis along the Athi River and the Mtito River upstream.

Findings

The operation started on the Trust land, our base, and then patrolled all the farms owned by non-indigenous landowners. As stated in last months report this is the peak of snaring in theses areas and so we have done our operation in this area to try to keep the snaring levels down as the animals come to the watering areas. Early this month we had a report of an animal being killed at Marcus Dunn’s farm. Mr. Nutter who informed us of the problem has helped a lot for both the Mtito team and us joined forces and managed to collect 38 snares which all targeted small animals. Our team has also visited the community to monitor the movements of animals after they cross the rivers. We managed to collect a further 62 snares in the community area. We have seen an increase of animals in the community and our areas of operation despite the snares that are in the area. The teams have been attending to the seedlings in the nurseries and have embarked on a new vegetable garden. We have also been watering the trees planted on the Trust land planted by Roy Carr-Hartley.

Report by peter Wambua