SWT/KWS Tiva De-Snaring Report for December 2023

Published on the 15th of January, 2024

The Tiva Team operates in the northern sector of Tsavo East National Park, focusing on the Tiva River and its surroundings.

Illegal activities encountered here include snaring for the bushmeat trade, ivory poaching, livestock encroachment and cutting of trees for timber. The Tiva river is an important dry season source of water for wildlife and the team concentrate patrols around these water points and paths, which poachers have used for decades, along which they lay snares and erect shooting blinds and platforms from which to target elephants. This report provides an overview of the activity of all our De-Snaring Teams in December 2023, with a more detailed description of the Tiva Team's operational activities in the period.

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