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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 Tsavo Conservation Area had good rains from November through to December. Tsavo therefore has adequate pasture and water for wildlife. Cases of downer elephants were encountered towards the end of November and at the beginning of December.Read more
The Tsavo Conservation Area received moderate rainfall at the beginning of November with good precipitation experienced towards the end of the month. Presently, there is adequate forage for browsers and grazers to utilize, rivers are flowing and dams in the area have been filled to the brim.Read more
The Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA) is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in the recent past. The prevailing drought has resulted in direct wildlife losses, and the rescue of elephant calves has almost become a daily occurrence.Read more