Simba Team Ziwani Update: 01 November 2006
Henry Lekochere – Ag team leader John Mungai Adan Abdi Gerald Maghanga 2 KWS rangers
During the course of the month we carried out patrols at, Ziwani, Lumo/Maktau, and the Kishushe Park boundary.
TOTAL SNARES COLLECTED 81
Poaching levels during the rainy season are always low due to the fact that most poachers are busy in their farms and thus do not have the time to carry out their poaching activities.
Kishushe Park Boundary and along the Tsavo River
In the past months this area has been one of concern due to the fact that elephant poaching has been observed. The team, together with the KWS Jipe section, spent 7 days combing the area but, apart from snares, did not come across any signs of poaching taking place.
Maktau and Lumo Community Sanctuary
After our operations at Kishushe, we moved to the Maktau area where we also patrolled the Lumo community sanctuary and the Oza ranch. At Maktau we found that snaring was very low with only 22 snares being lifted and no other evidence of poaching being observed.
Ziwani / Mhoho farm
We ended our patrols at Ziwani where 27 snares were lifted, 5 targeting large game, 14 targeting medium sized game and 8 targeting small game.
Report by Henry Lekochere