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New orphaned elephant calf This calf was left behind when an elephant herd was chased off some crops. The message from camp is: [more]

Eliska has arrived safely Letter from Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express [more]

Letter to DHL employees re rhino (Eliska) translocation One of the things of which I am most proud is the support DHL has given to supporting animal conservation. [more]

Rhino translocation The upcoming rhino translocation of Eliska (booked for next week) is now fully arranged and DHL are doing an amazing job of organising their side of everything, including donating the flight, which is the most massive contribution. Dvur Kralove Zoo in Czech Republic and the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) are in constant communication, and the move is being filmed by Maverick. DHL are organising the social media and the hasktag #DHLRhino will be in evidence on Twitter. [link]

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GAWPT has raised a donation to re-site and re-drill the water windmill pump in Asako village that was installed a couple of years ago. This will ensure a better supply of clean water for the villagers …link

Mnazi and Buiku Secondary Schools

Mnazi Secondary School and Buiku Secondary School have both received donations from GAWPT to build a classroom each.  Both schools are getting on with the building works …link

Rhinos and dogs

The new rhino calf born to Marina in July is a male.  Pete Morkel has been in Mkomazi to look at a wound on the back leg of one of the breeding females.  The wild dog pups are in good shape and we will start their vaccination schedule for rabies and canine distemper in October 2010 …link

George Adamson's death remembered

Kenya Wildlife services (KWS) organised a big event on 20th August to commemorate the 21st anniversary of George Adamson's death.  The event took place in Kora National Park with the main ceremony of the day being held at the graves of George and Terence Adamson. …read more

Rhino sanctuary fence extension

The Rhino Sanctuary fence extension is going very well.  Lewa Wildlife Conservancy seconded their fence manager to us to help physically put the fence in place (a very skilled job) and we are nearing completion. The park is now drying out rapidly, even after such long and consistent rain …link

Wild dogs

We have 22 pups born altogether from the four breeding females.   They are up at the top of the dens and playing with the older litters of wild dogs …link

New rhino calf!!

We have just received a message from our rhino trackers that we have another rhino calf: born to Marina who arrived with the second translocation of rhino in 2001. This is her second calf.  We don't yet know whether it is a male or a female.  They often hide their calves for the first few weeks.  We now have 14 black rhino in the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary …link

Meeting with TANAPA

A very positive meeting took place in Dar es Salaam between our Trustees and the TANAPA Conservation Management Committee …link