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 high sunlit clouds drifted across a clear blue sky with showers of rain being experienced across different parts of the Tsavo ecosystem. A green coloration from the leafy trees masked the red soil as different animal species were seen enjoying the adequate supply of food and water. An increase in animal family numbers was also noted as the evening sky turned to molten brassRead more
March was not a favourable month in the animals' calendar. The scorching sun saw the green colouration of the Tsavo ecosystem quickly fade, accompanied by diminished water flow in streams, reduced ground water availability. The subsequent shortage of food and water creating serious challenges for many different species.Read more