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 are still low in the Tsavo and Coast Ecosystems with surface water drying up and the pastures becoming scarce. The cases are still low, and the Unit attended to 10 cases in the month.Read more
The rains have stopped in the Tsavo and Coast Ecosystem with surface water drying up fast and the lush green vegetation vanishing. Cases are still quite low and the unit attended to 5 cases in the month.Read more
The much-awaited rains finally arrived with a great relief to the wildlife and the surrounding community. Though the rains were a blessing, many animals were either too weak to withstand the ravages of drought or their guts were not accustomed to the drastic change from dry forage to lush green sprouting forage.Read more