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DE-SNARING UNITS & ANTI-POACHING EFFORTS MONTHLY REPORT

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OCTOBER 2018 MONTHLY SUMMARY: ALL UNITS

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Poaching Incidents

Tusks Recovered

Elephant Carcasses

Snares Recovered

Weapons Confiscated

October saw a high number of arrests by the teams patrolling within the Tsavo Conservation Area and Meru National Park in northern Kenya. Overall 30 arrests were made including 8 bushmeat/ivory poachers; 3 other poachers sadly escaped but the teams have been hot on their heels. The teams also managed to destroy numerous camps, platforms and blinds and confiscate 15kgs of bushmeat and over 50 weapons including 12 arrows, some of which were poisoned, and 2 bows, the teams also uncovered a camp with ammunition. During daily patrols the DSWT and KWS rangers also lifted over 400 snares placed by bushmeat poachers along wildlife tracks and near watering holes. Due to the quantity of snares placed by these poachers, several victims had already been claimed before the rangers could locate the snares, although a buffalo and zebra were successfully rescued from snares and treated for their wounds just in time. The teams also worked with the Tsavo based Mobile Veterinary Unit on 2 other occasions treating injured elephants needing veterinary intervention. 3 elephant carcasses were discovered from the ground and air during the month with support from the DSWT Aerial Unit. All 3 carcasses had their ivory intact which were removed by the teams and handed over to KWS for safekeeping. The Sobo and Yatta teams were on annual leave this month, whilst the Tiva and Ziwani teams were patrolling half month, with the rest of the teams operating full patrols.


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MAP OF ALL UNIT’S PATROL ROUTES

MAP OF ALL UNIT’S ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

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DAILY SITUATION REPORT MONTHLY SUMMARY – OCTOBER 2018


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TOTAL SNARES COLLECTED – OCTOBER 2018- All Teams

TOTAL ARRESTS MADE – OCTOBER 2018- All Teams


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INDIVIDUAL TEAM REPORTS OCTOBER 2018


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OCTOBER 2018 ZIWANI TEAM PATROL AREA: Central sector of Tsavo West NP south of the Tsavo River DAYS ON DUTY: 14

SECURITY & INCIDENTS SNARED ZEBRA 22/10/18

The Ziwani Team members rescue the snared zebra at salt lick area

LIFTING SNARES 22/10/18

Team members retrieve large snares sighted at saltlick area, a dead snared buffalo was also found


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SNARED BUFFALO 22/10/18

Team members assist the vet to rescue a buffalo from a snare at saltlick area

LIVESTOCK INTRUSION 31/10/18

Illegal livestock sighted at Kamshare area was pushed to a KWS boma at Makitau for custody


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ZIWANI UNIT MONTHLY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND PATROL ROUTES


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OCTOBER 2018 TIVA TEAM PATROL AREA: Northern sector of Tsavo East NP with a focus along the Tiva River DAYS ON DUTY: 13

SECURITY & INCIDENTS SHOOTING BLIND 20/10/18

The Tiva team found a fresh Shooting Blind along with poacher tracks, Roka area

POACHERS CAMP 21/10/18

Poachers Harbour and shooting blind,Roka area


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IVORY POACHERS 23/10/18

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The Tiva team arrested ivory/bushmeat Poachers, Kamunga area

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OCTOBER 2018 MTITO TEAM PATROL AREA: Tsavo Triangle, northern sector of Tsavo West NP & surrounding communities DAYS ON DUTY: 31

SECURITY & INCIDENTS CHARCOAL BURNING 2/10/18

The team found an old charcoal kiln discovered near fenceline

POACHED GIRAFFE 16/10/18

The Mtito team found a poached giraffe carcass at kishushe area


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SHOOTING PLATFORM 19/10/18

Discovered and destroyed an old shooting platform at kishushe area

FIREWOOD COLLECTION 22/10/18

The Mtito team arrested a dry firewood collector near fenceline.

MARIJUANA HARVESTING The Mtito team uprooting marijuana at mbondeni area 23/10/18


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ILLEGAL LOGGING 29/10/18

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Discovering logging along Mtito river

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OCTOBER 2018 MOBILE SOUTH TEAM PATROL AREA: Mobile team in southern Tsavo East DAYS ON DUTY: 31

SECURITY & INCIDENTS CHARCOAL BURNING 7/10/18

The team found charcoal Burning, Kyamanyenze area

ILLEGAL LOGGING 8/10/18

Vegetation destruction, Kyamanyenze area


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POACHERS CAMP 21/10/18

Poachers harbour and shooting blind, Roka area

POACHERS CAMP 29/10/18

Poachers Harbour, Kasala area

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OCTOBER 2018 BURRA TEAM PATROL AREA: Southern sector of Tsavo East NP & the Taita Ranches DAYS ON DUTY: 31

SECURITY & INCIDENTS BUSHMEAT POACHERS 6/10/18

Arrested bushmeat poachers with piles of SGR wires at Manyani area

CHARCOAL BURNING 9/10/18

A kiln with a jiko and sacks of charcoal seen during an air recce at Mbulia ranch


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POACHERS CAMP 10/10/18

A fresh poacher/charcoal burners boma sighted during air patrol destroyed at Kishushe

CHARCOAL BURNING 11/10/18

Team destroy a fresh kiln sighted during air patrol at Mbulia

ILLEGAL LOGGING 19/10/18

Arrested logger in the park


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ELEPHANT RESCUE 23/10/18

An elephant stuck in the mud along the Galana river with the team trying to rescue it

BUSHMEAT POACHER 27/10/18

An arrested bushmeat poacher lifting his snares

ELEPHANT CARCASS 28/10/18

An old elephant carcass sighted by the pilot along the Mbololo river


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BURRA UNIT MONTHLY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND PATROL ROUTES


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OCTOBER 2018 MOBILE NORTH TEAM PATROL AREA: This team is mobile and works in Northern Tsavo East DAYS ON DUTY: 31

SECURITY & INCIDENTS LIFTING SNARES 8/10/18

Team remove snares at Athi area and found an old camp

POACHERS CAMP 23/10/18

The team recovered poachers’ ammunition and kit at Yatta area


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CHARCOAL KILN 26/10/18

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Charcoal kiln sited along Athi River

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OCTOBER 2018 ITHUMBA TEAM PATROL AREA: Northern sector of Tsavo East NP, northern boundary & Gazi DAYS ON DUTY: 31

SECURITY & INCIDENTS ELEPHANT TREATMENT 4/10/18

Elephant treatment in progress, Lesilau area

ARRESTED POACHERS 7/10/18

Arrested Bushmeat/ivory poachers,Kivutini area


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ARRESTED POACHER 12/10/18

Arrested notorious Bushmeat poacher, Kalovoto area

BUSHMEAT POACHER 15/10/18

Arrested Bushmeat poacher, Nzamba village

ELEPHANT CARCASS 18/10/18

Elephant Carcass, Roka area

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SHOOTING PLATFORM 22/10/18

Shooting platform and poachers camp, Omata area

DOG UNIT PATROL 23/10/18

Joint Operation with K9, Sheldrick Blind area

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ITHUMBA UNIT MONTHLY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND PATROL ROUTES


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OCTOBER 2018 MERU TEAM (Meru National Park) PATROL AREA: This is a mobile team operating in the Meru Conservation Area and National Park DAYS ON DUTY: 31

SECURITY & INCIDENTS FIRE FIGHTING 1/10/18

The Meru team fighting a fire inside the park area

LIFTING SNARES 4/10/18

Lifting medium snares at punguru area


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CHARCOAL KILN 10/10/18

The Meru team found a charcoal kiln at mike11 area and destroyed it

LIFTING SNARES 22/10/18

Lifting big snares at punguru area

SHOOTING PLATFORM 23/10/18

A shooting platform at murondia area


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MERU UNIT MONTHLY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND PATROL ROUTES


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OCTOBER 2018 CHYULU TEAM PATROL AREA: Chyulu National Park, Kibwezi Forest and surrounding communities O DAYS ON DUTY: 31

SECURITY & INCIDENTS LIFTING SNARES 7/10/18

Desnaring in Kikunduku area

BUSH FIRES & GRAZING 15/10/18

Bush fires and illegal grazing were found in the Chyulus


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CHARCOAL KILN 16/10/18

Charcoal kiln preparation was found in the Mbotela area and a logger was arrested

MIRAA HARVESTERS 24/10/18

Arrested gang of miraa harvesters in the Chyulus


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CHYULU UNIT MONTHLY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AND PATROL ROUTES


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DSWT/KWS De-Snaring & Anti-poaching Report October 2018  
DSWT/KWS De-Snaring & Anti-poaching Report October 2018