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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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Community works

The Environmental Education programme is starting up again this week or next week, now that the main access roads have dried out. Elisaria did an official hand over of building materials to two secondary schools, Buiku Secondary School in Korogwe District and Mnazi Secondary School in Lushoto District.   The Mnazi school board of governors were delighted to now have the opportunity to build a science lab to house all the science equipment they have been donated. …link

Infrastructure

The rains have nearly come to an end.  The road networks are being cut and maintained by GAWPT's plant machinery.  Some vehicles (we don't know who) drove over the black cotton road networks just as the rains started to come to an end.  They have done quite considerable damage to some of the key access roads, which will now need serious repair. Our guys are working on clearing and repairing the old colonial dam wall, built in the 1960s.  The pipeline that they installed then is still in very good working order.  We are digging trenches to bury more pipeline to stop the elephants from ripping it up if there is another extended dry season. The grader is now working on 'cleaning' the Rhino Sanctuary fence-line extension as the soil is now soft and no longer water logged. …link

Wildlife and dogs

80 oryx were seen in the Superbowl as well as good populations of gerenuk, lesser kudu and eland.

Wild dog pups are in good shape, now nearly 8 months old and the vaccination schedule continues.  They are about to receive the last of three vaccinations for rabies and canine distemper …link

Community works

The Trust’s plant machinery has been out at Dindira Dam and Kavateta Dam, working to desilt these two major water sources.  TANAPA provided labour, a lorry and fuel and it was a timely desilting programme as, when the rains came, they filled up Dindira and even Kavateta held some water.  Kavateta is always a difficult engineering job: it probably needs machines on it for at least 6 months until the job is done properly.  Tony flies at least twice a week on patrol to back up the TANAPA rangers in the field …read more

Rhino

The three Czech rhino are in excellent health.  The rain throughout December has turned the dry shrubs and grasses into an abundance of green.  The rhinos’ condition benefits enormously from such nutritious vegetation. …read more

Rhino

Rhinos are all in good condition and the vegetation has turned green with just three rain showers so the rhino have good browse available …link

Wild dogs

Wild dog vaccinations continue on the new sets of pups …link

People and infrastructure

It's pretty quiet here; the rains have started.  Mark Pilgrim, Conservation Director of Chester Zoo and Maggie Esson, Education Director of Chester Zoo, have just spent time here looking at the environmental education programme and the rhino sanctuary. …read more