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 dry season continues to ravage the Tsavo Ecosystem. Most of the surface water has dried up and there is scarce forage available for the animals. As we come near the end of the dry season, the case load has risen drastically due to human-wildlife conflict, drought and bush meat related incidences.Read more
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