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ANTI-POACHING UNITS MONTHLY REPORT

MARCH 2014

MARCH 2014


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MARCH 2014 MONTHLY SUMMARY: ALL UNITS TOTAL SNARES COLLECTED: TOTAL ARRESTS MADE: TOTAL WEAPON/EQUIPMENT CONFISCATIONS: TOTAL ILLEGAL STRUCTURES DESTROYED:

147 27 5 17

The month of March has seen a significant drop in the number of poaching incidences and illegal activities taking place within the Tsavo Conservation Area compared to 2013, whilst similar to February storms have continued to sweep throughout the region, keeping water holes full and vegetation thick and green with large herds of elephants gathering throughout the TCA, enjoying the lush habitat. All units were deployed in the field full time during the month, whilst the Ziwani Anti-Poaching team took a month of leave. Most arrests involved charcoal burning, livestock herders and loggers, whilst 6 bush-meat poachers were successfully arrested and handed over to the police. The Bura Unit uncovered four elephant carcasses from within their area of patrol in southern Tsavo East with support from aerial surveillance. They were able to retrieve tusks from two of the carcasses, all of which were clear to have been killed by poachers, whilst the other carcasses were found with the tusks already taken.

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DAILY SITUATION REPORT MONTHLY SUMMARY – MARCH 2014 DSWT Field Operations -- Daily Situation Report Summary Ndovu Duma Chui Faru (Ithumba) (Chyulu) (Mtito) Peregrine (Burra) 30

DAYS ON DUTY

Snares recovered during patrol

Snares confiscated from poachers

Arrests

Escapes/Releases

Confiscations weapons

Confiscations tools/equipment

Confiscations Cooking items

Animal DNA

Destroyed

Human sign

Rescues

Small Medium Large Cable Rope Rope with pit Small Medium Large Cable Rope Bushmeat poacher Livestock Livestock minors (instances) Trespassing Ivory poacher Fishing Charcoal Honey Harvesting Logging Woodcarving Growing/harvesting Mirraa Bushmeat poacher Livestock Livestock minors (instances) Trespassing Ivory poacher Fishing Charcoal Logging Woodcarving Harvesting Mirraa Panga Bow Poison arrow Knife Sack of poison Arrow Catapult Spear Jembe Spades Torch Lamp Hand cart Saw Bird trap Axe Fish Trap Rope Wire Carvings Charcoal sacks Bicycle Adze Cooking utensils (instances) Food Bushmeat (kg) Dik Dik Carcass Kudu Spotted Hyena Carcass Buffalo Carcass Elephant Carcass waterbuck carcass Ivory (# tusks) Elephant tail Rhino Leopard skin Yellow-necked spurfowl Guinea fowl Shooting blind Manyatta Charcoal kiln Shooting platform Poacher's hideout Footprints Logging Bicycle tracks Wood carving Charcoal kiln Mining Activity Campfire Livestock with no herders (# instances) Miraa harvesting Dikdik Kudu Impala Elephant Rhino Buffalo

30

29 10 16

30

30

30

25 8

15 2

16 1 2

Mamba (Kenze)

Nyati (Tiva)

Simba (Ziwani)

30

30

0

Subtotal Total

85 21 18

124

23

23

23

2 5

6 5

4

27 1

10

1

2

4 1 1 2

1

4

9 3 1 1

2

1

6

1

2

3

2

2

2

2

1

1

2

2 1

1

5 1

5 1

1 3

1 3

2

2 2

3

2

2

5

1 1

2

1 2 6 6 1

7 2 6 6 9 4


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TOTAL SNARES COLLECTED - MARCH 2014 - All Teams

TOTAL ARRESTS MADE - MARCH 2014 - All Teams


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INDIVIDUAL TEAM REPORTS MARCH 2014

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MARCH 2014 BURA TEAM PATROL AREA: Southern sector of Tsavo East NP & the Taita Ranches

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SECURITY & INCIDENTS ELEPHANT CARCASS 07/03/2014

Carcass of an elephant sighted by the DSWT aerial support aircraft whilst flying over southern Tsavo East.

ELEPHANT CONCERN 08/03/2014

An elephant was reported injured, the team and vet unit went to look concluding that it had an old injury which didn’t need treatment.

ELEPHANT CARCASS 09/03/2014

Remnants of an elephant carcass were found in southern Tsavo East by Tsavo Trust aircraft and the ivory was recovered.


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ELEPHANT CARCASS 9/03/14

The team also discovered a fresh elephant carcass with the tusks still intact, which were recovered by the Bura team

ELEPHANT CARCASS 18/03/14

Another elephant carcass was sighted by the DSWT aerial surveillance aircraft, which was hidden under cut vegetation, the tusks were missing.

OLD ELEPHANT CARCASS 24/03/14

An old elephant carcass was discovered fully decomposed on a daily patrol.


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FRESH POACHER’S FIRE 27/03/14

A freshly put out fire was found by the team during patrols around the Dakota area.

POACHER’S TOOLS 29/03/14

The Bura team discovered tools and equipment from a poacher left hidden in the bush in the Dakota Area.

POACHED ELEPHANT 31/03/14

The Bura team discovered another freshly poached elephant with 5 bullet wounds. The ivory was intact and was retrieved.


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BURA UNIT MONTHLY DATA MAP

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MARCH 2014 CHYULU TEAM PATROL AREA: Chyulu National Park, Kibwezi Forest and surrounding communities

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SECURITY & INCIDENTS ILLEGAL LOGGING 3/03/2014

The team uncovered logging within the Mukururo area, where people had been illegally cutting trees

CHARCOAL BURNING 7/03/14

Charcoal burning was discovered within the Mukururo area. The team destroyed all kilns.

SHOOTING PLATFORM 07/03/14

The Duma (Chyulu) team found a shooting blind within the Mukururo area and destroyed it.


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POACHERS ARRESTED 7/03/14

The Duma (Chyulu) team arrested two bush meat poachers within the Mukururo area

LIFTING SNARES 8/03/14

The team lifted large snares from the Mukururo area laid on well used wildlife tracks

CHARCOAL BURNER 9/03/14

A man was arrested for burning charcoal within the Utu area and the kilns were destroyed


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LIVESTOCK INTRUSION 15/03/14

The Duma (Chyulu) team arrested several livestock herdsmen for illegally grazing their cattle in the Paek

LIFTING SNARES 20/03/14

The team lifted and confiscated several medium snares from the Utu area

MIRAA HARVESTER 21/03/14

A man was arrested illegally harvesting Miraa within the Chyulu area. The miraa was confiscated by the team and handed over to the police.


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CHARCOAL BURNERS 23/03/14

Charcoal burners were arrested within the Utu area by the team and all charcoal was confiscated and kilns destroyed

WOOD CARVER 28/03/14

A man was arrested for wood carving within the Utu area and all cut wood was confiscated


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CHYULU UNIT MONTHLY DATA MAP

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MARCH 2014 KENZE TEAM PATROL AREA: Kibwezi Forest and surrounding communities

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SECURITY & INCIDENTS ELEPHANT SPOTTED 6/03/2014

The Kenze team spotted a lone elephant in the Wayani area near a fenceline

POACHING REPORT 6/03/14

The team joined with armed KWS rangers in pursuit of a local report made about poachers within the Wayani area

ILLEGAL LOGGING 09/03/14

The Kenze team uncovered illegal cutting of wet wood within the Kenze area


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ILLEGAL LOGGING 13/03/2014

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The Kenze team uncover more wet wood cutting in the Aligon area

KENZE UNIT MONTHLY DATA MAP


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MARCH 2014 TIVA TEAM PATROL AREA: Northern sector of Tsavo East NP with a focus along the Tiva River

MAP OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES


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SECURITY & INCIDENTS CHARCOAL BURNING 13/03/2014

The Nyati (Tiva) team found and destroyed a charcoal kiln in the Gazi area

CHARCOAL BURNER 14/02/14

The Nyati (Tiva) team arrested a charcoal burner within the Gazi area and destroyed the kiln

ILLEGAL LOGGING 19/03/14

Logging was discovered within the Umbi area, showing many mature tree being destroyed


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POACHER’S FIRE PIT 20/03/2014

The Nyati (Tiva) team discovered several poacher’s hideouts within the Roka and Umbi areas

CHARCOAL BURNERS 23/03/14

The team arrested several charcoal burners and loggers in the Gazi area, they destroyed the kilns and drowned the charcoal

CHARCOAL BURNING 25/03/14

A shooting blind was found and destroyed by the Nyati team within the Umauma area


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MARCH 2014 MTITO TEAM PATROL AREA: Tsavo Triangle, northern sector of Tsavo West NP & surrounding communities

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SECURITY & INCIDENTS WOOD COLLECTOR 6/03/2014

The Chui (Mtito) arrested a wood collector in the Tsavo West border area

BROKEN FENCE-LINE 7/03/14

The team came across an electric fence line broken by an elephant. The fence was reported to the maintenance team

BUFFALO CARCASS 10/03/14

The team discovered a buffalo carcass, which had been hit by a vehicle on the Mombasa-Nairobi road. Meat was then taken by local people.


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ILLEGAL LOGGING 12/03/14

Illegal logging was found within the Park boundaries by the Mtito team, no-one was sighted in the area

CHARCOAL BURNER 14/03/2014

The Chui (Mtito) arrested a charcoal burner within Park boundaries and confiscated charcoal, destroying kilns

LOGGERS ARRESTED 15/03/14

Three men were arrested for logging large amounts of wood in the Park by the team


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LIFTING SNARES 17/03/14

The team lift many snares, large and small from along the Tsavo West boundary

CHARCOAL TRADE 19/03/14

A man was arrested by the team for transporting charcoal illegally out of the Park

CAMEL GRAZING 24/03/2014

The Chui (Mtito) found a herd of camels grazing in the Park, the herders had runway. The team chased the camels out of the Park boundary


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POACHERS ARRESTED 24/03/14

Several poachers were arrested during the day and night for laying snares to capture bush meat within the Park

POACHERS HIDE 25/03/14

An active poacher’s hide was found by the team inside the Park, within an old baobab tree

SHOOTING BLIND 28/03/14

The team found and destroyed a new shooting blind erected over a waterhole used frequently by elephants


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MTITO UNIT MONTHLY DATA MAP

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MARCH 2014 ITHUMBA TEAM PATROL AREA: Northern sector of Tsavo East NP, northern boundary & Gazi

MAP OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES


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SECURITY & INCIDENTS SNARES LIFTED 8/03/2014

The team lifted several snares from the Tundani and Kyae rock area of northern Tsavo East

POACHER’S FIRE 19/03/14

The Ndovu (Ithumba) unit Two days found an old poacher's jiko found within the lagga kugu area

POACHER’S CAMP 20/03/14

An old poacher's camp was found within Roka area by the Ithumba team


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LIFTING SNARES 22/03/14

The Ndovu (Ithumba) team confiscated many small and medium sized snares found near Kasaala fenceline area

SNARED DIKDIK 22/03/14

The team found a dead snared dikdik within the Kasaala fenceline area amongst many other set snares

CHARCOAL KILNS 27/03/14

The Ndovu (Ithumba) team discovered and destroyed several fresh charcoal kilns within the Mkuanima fenceline area


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DSWT March 2014 Anti-Poaching Units Monthly Report