Nyati Team Tiva Update: 01 November 2004
Gazi and IthumbaTeam
De-snaring report November 2004
Paul Kasao Samuel Lolchuraki Julius Mumo Abdi Adan Kisangi Mwonyuki Mwuuoni Ikuthu Feisal Muteti 2 KWS rangers
Area of operation
Umauma, Power line, Mathae, Kalavoto, Yundani, Kyamanyenze, Kimweli and general area along the park boundary.
During this month, a joint operation was launched on various areas. Umauma and the power line yielded the highest number of snares with a total of 489 altogether, all of which were targeting smaller mammals. We also discovered and destroyed two slaughtering dens and two hideouts. We laid an ambush on one of the hideouts and arrested a poacher with 6 Dikdiks and 92 snares. He also had in his possession a gin trap (a chain that is designed to catch larger animals such as lions and leopards.)
Report by Kasau Lerat.