Nyati Team Tiva Update: 01 May 2005
David Njoroge Philip Korir Adan Abdi Samuel Lolkulochi Julius Mumo Ekai Patrick KWS rangers: Peter Eanai and David Mutie
The areas patrolled during this month were Tundai, Tiva, Macho Kombo, the Tharakana airstrip and the general surrounding area, Shimo la Shetani, the Tsavo safaricamp areas and along the Athi river towards Gazi.
198 SNARES RECOVERED
The team was based at Ithumba for the first three days of the month. While there, we checked the main gate boundary and the surrounding areas. There was little evidence of human activity in the area, however snares were found and recovered and one poacher was seen who unfortunately managed to escape. At both Tiva and Shimo la Shetani no snares were seen or lifted. However at Macho Kombo we found snares that targeted medium sized animals, we also found evidence of human activity in the area. The team then moved to the Tharakana airstrip and its surrounding environs. Here with the help of the two KWS rangers, travelling with us, were able to arrest two poachers who were caught in the act of setting snares.
Report by David Njoroge