Simba Team Ziwani Update: 01 January 2008
Henry Lekochere –team leader John Mungai Abdi Adan Boru Okicha Gerald Maghanga 2 KWS rangers
During the month of January we carried out patrols at the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Oza and Kishushe ranches and buffalo bend.
TOTAL SNARES COLLECTED 121
The month’s patrols began at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, where we found poaching to still be taking place.
At Oza Ranch we found that poaching is rampant and were able to life 93 snares all of which targeted small game.
At Kishushe Ranch we arrested 2 poachers in possession of 9 snares and some game meat.
Toward the end of the months operations the team visited the Ithumba area where we patrolled buffalo bend and along the Athi river for a period of 3 days. We lifted 2 large snares and came across the footprints of 2 individuals.
Report by Henry Lekochere