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. A DSWT Driver and Veterinary Assistant supports Dr. Poghon along with two experienced Kenya Wildlife Service capture rangers.
This is Unit is funded through DSWT by Vier Photen and has been operational since November 2003.
The month of May returned mixed fortunes for Tsavo Conservation Area with moderate increase in rainfall across the ecosystem hence plenty of lush forage and water was available for wildlife. On the negative side the region witnessed an increase in cases of arrow and snare injuries, targeting mainly elephant bulls in the southern and northern sections of Tsavo East National Park...Read more
In the Month of April 2019, the Tsavo ecosystem witnessed some showers which came as a big relief to both wildlife and the surrounding community. The case load witnessed a big drop with few incidences reported. More rains are expected and hopefully cases of malnutrition, especially in elephants, will remain low due to the availability of forage and water across the conservation areas. ...Read more