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.
The rains continued throughout the month of February which filled temporary water holes and kept the habitat green with plenty of food for wildlife. There were, fortunately, very few active cases during the month. ...Read more
The rains have been pounding the Tsavo Ecosystem for several months now and the habitat is lush green with plenty of surface water for wildlife. This has seen drastic reduction in cases handled by the unit. The rains are a real blessing to the semi-arid ecosystem. ...Read more