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People We were honoured that the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Hon. Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda and his wife Tunu, were able to take the time to travel to Gonja to lay the foundation stone of the Gonja Mheza Vocational Training Centre (VTC).  Also there were Ted van Dam and Dik Dekker of the Suzuki Rhino Club; Anne Kilango Malecela, the MP for Same; the District Commissioner, Herman Kapufi and many other regional, district and town officials. [more]

Rhino and Mr BRRRR The two rhino calves are doing extremely well and we are hopeful that there will be two more births over the next few months. One of our senior rhino trackers has been working with Dr Peter Morkel and Dr Idrissa Chuma in the Serengeti National Park on rhino conservation.  Pete was then able to travel to Mkomazi with TANAPA. [more]

Infrastructure We are continuing to work with TANAPA on the road maintenance in the park.  The rains are now taking hold so the work that has been done on the main access roads by the Trust’s plant machinery has been timely.  We are also working with TANAPA on a big project to develop another large water source in Mkomazi National Park for the elephant herds and other wildlife (oryx, buffalo, zebra, giraffe etc).  Elephant numbers continue to be much lower than in previous years, which can only be due to the massive poaching on the Kenya side of the border. [more]

25th anniversary held at the Royal Georgraphical Society On September 25th the trust celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Mkomazi Project with a reception at the Royal Geographical Society in the presence of our patron HRH Princess Michael of Kent and HRH Prince Michael. Some 150 supporters and funders enjoyed the premier of a new film, produced by Jake Thomson, Astrid Harbord and Henry Morley, on Tony Fitzjohn’s life in Africa. That was followed by a stirring speech by Elisaria Nnko, the project’s Operations Manager and the longest serving employee at Mkomazi. Many of those present had met Elisaria in Tanzania over the years so it was a real treat to have him in London and witness the pride he takes in the project. [more]

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20 Feb 2012 - Wild dog
20 Feb 2012 - Rhino sanctuary
20 Feb 2012 - Orphaned, baby elephant
30 Jan 2012 - Internal fence
30 Jan 2012 - Community works
30 Jan 2012 - Wild dog

Orphaned, baby elephant

On Friday in the late afternoon, our night guard (Ephraim) was woken up by a banging on the door and a screeching.  The door then was pushed open and in walked a tiny baby elephant, only a couple of weeks old, dehydrated, thin and very distressed.  We managed to get him up to our camp and into a stable.  With advice from Richard Moller and Vanessa, we rehydrated him for about 48 hours until we were able to get the SMA Gold milk powder which is the best formula milk for orphaned baby elephants.  We do not know what happened to his mother.  A few days earlier, a herd of elephant cows and calves had passed close to the camp, but even on a flying recce afterwards, we could not see them.  Friends in Dar and Arusha (Tina Sutton and Sara Ashby) managed to source the SMA Gold milk powder and he is now drinking this and is looking in better shape.  He is calm and hydrated and is constantly with Ombeni (our carpenter) who is his companion.  We are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best and doing our best, although we simply don't know how this will go