Nyati Team Tiva Update: 01 August 2006
Felix Micheni Peter Ndunugu Samuel Lolchuraki Feisal Muteti Julius Mumo Boru Okicha 2 KWS Rangers- Brandson Kiboi and Abdul Ali
During the course of this month the Gazi Team patrolled the area below Tsavo Safari Camp, as well as the areas opposite Kilalinda and the Moody Awori farm, Kona ya Nyati, the Gazi airstrip and the area bordering the Mukua Nima and Mukua Meli villages.
TOTAL SNARES COLLECTED 392 ARRESTS 7
The Gazi team started its operations early this month. We began with a road clearing programme in order to have better access to the areas we wanted to patrol.
In the area opposite Kilalinda Camp we came across fresh snaring activities and were able to life a total of 138 snares from the nearby bushes. We came across three snared Dikdiks, two of which we were able to rescue,
For a period of two days we patrolled the Mukua Nima area which is a hotspot for poachers and charcoal burners.
During the course of the month a total of 392 snares were lifted consisting of 377 small snares and 15 large snares. As the dry season progresses the team anticipates that there will be an increase in charcoal burning and poaching by the use of snares.
Report by Felix Micheni