Headed by KWS Field Veterinary Officer Dr. Jeremiah Poghon this Unit has been equipped with a custom-designed vehicle and all the necessary equipment including a vaccine refrigerator, dart gun, VHF radios, GPS, camera, binoculars as well as all the medicines required for rapid and effective veterinary response. An SWT Driver and veterinary assistant support Dr. Poghon along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.
This Unit is operated by the SWT with funding from Four Paws and has been operational since November 2003.
As seasonal waters ebb and flow across the Tsavo ecosystem, the movements of elephants and other wildlife follow. When water sources are more abundant, their movement ranges expand. However, August was characterised with scarcity of water which saw wildlife come into conflict with humans and each other.Read more
The month of June was marked by a substantial drop in temperature. Wildlife numbers have declined due to movement in search of food and water since most seasonal rivers and water holes have dried up. During June the TMVU attended to a diverse range of activities.Read more