Simba Team Ziwani Update: 01 January 2005
De – Snaring Report for January 2005
Patrick Mutuku Josephat Ajiot Henry Lekochere Julius Mtamu Justin Kiminza 2 KWS rangers
Our areas of patrol this month were Kishushe, Lumo, Maktau, Salt lick, Murka and Ziwani
Snares collected 181
This month we changed our strategy by starting our patrols at kishushe and finishing with Ziwani area. Generally the level of snaring has reduced, but poachers have opted to poach at night (torch and horn method). Being still a wet season, the number of illegal activities have gone down but we anticipate next month which marks the start of dry spell to have many more. We managed to lift 181 snares, 101 were for big game while 80 were for small game, and one poacher was arrested while taking bush meat of a Duiker to Mgange market.
Report by Patrick Mutuku