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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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Kora National Park and Asako Village - July to October 2009 summary

KWS held a memorial on the 20th anniversary of George Adamson’s death (20th August) and it was well attended by KWS personnel and villagers from Boka, Mbalambala and Asako.  The event took place over 2 days and George’s old camp, Kampi ya Simba, was used as a base …read more

Environmental Education Programme - July to October 2009 summary

The EE programme continues to run successfully.  Seven secondary schools were selected for trips over the past few months and were brought in for a day of environmental education, classroom activities as well as sightings of rhinos and wild dogs …link

Outreach - July to October 2009 summary

Construction of the library at Hedaru Secondary School is nearly complete.  Elisaria visited for the third time to check on progress. …read more

Wild dogs - July to October 2009 summary

Vaccinations and de-worming continued following established protocols.

A pack of four wild dogs (unrelated to the breeding programme at Kisima) have come to rest at Kisima Camp.  They have been at the camp for four months now.  They hunt every day …link

Management and development - July to October 2009 summary

Management and Development of Mkomazi National Park and WPTF’s relationship with TANAPA:

Excellent relations in the field continue with the TANAPA Chief Park Warden and his staff and many meetings have taken place to discuss work and infrastructural development.  Tony flies regularly on patrol with relay of information to the TANAPA HQ.  We have also sent out our plant machines in a joint project with TANAPA to de-silt Dindira Dam. TANAPA sent in a team of rangers to work with our personnel on de-snaring patrols. …link

Rhino sanctuary - July to October 2009 summary

The 3 black rhino imported from the Czech Republic are in good condition. We are still supplementing their feed as they have had so much to adjust to and the dry season has been so prolonged.  We bring in lucerne from Kenya and add horse-nuts, bananas and carrots to their daily browse.  The tsetse targets are re-sprayed every 2 months …read more

Kora

In Kenya, GAWPT has had successful meetings with the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) on the rehabilitation of Kora National Park. Tony attended a KWS meeting in Mwingi and recently a team from England came to Kora with Tony to help on the planning and development of a museum in memory of George Adamson. Permanent staff housing has gone up in Kora at George Adamson's old camp for both KWS and GAWPT personnel. …link

Outreach

Elisaria Nnko, together with the TANAPA officials, has undertaken donations of cement and roofing sheets to two more secondary schools - Kibacha Secondary School and Mgagao Secondary School.  GAWPT has funded the construction of one classroom in each of these secondary schools. Work in the field goes on apace.  GAWPT personnel are working with TANAPA personnel on de-snaring foot patrols. …link