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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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Vocational Training College

We are moving forwards on the plans to build a vocational training college in a village close to the border of Mkomazi National Park.  Local formal meetings have been held on this with a Dutch foundation and the RC Diocese of Same who are involved in this project.   We are excited about this VTC as providing the young men of that area with a technical skill will give them a chance of employment after their education is finished.  Suzuki Rhino Club have been greatly involved in this project since inception and wish to put in and equip a mechanics' training workshop, which is wonderful. TANAPA continue to work closely with us and recently the GAWPT personnel and TANAPA staff have undertaken joint patrols in the area. …link

Wild dog

Reports in from Tsavo West National Park that a pack of 'at least 20 wild dogs' has been seen, one of which is wearing a collar.  As we are the only people in the region collaring wild dogs (one wild dog is collared per released pack) and as the collar colour is distinctive, this is a pack of wild dogs from our breeding and reintroduction programme. …link

Mugie announcement

The George Adamson Wildlife Trusts greatly regret having to report that Mugie, the young sub-adult lion being reared at Kora was attacked on Thursday 11th April at around 8pm by a pack of at least eight hyenas, probably more. …read more

Kora

We await to see the results of the elections in Kenya which are underway this week.

Mugi continues to do well and we are still in discussion with KWS to bring in more orphaned lion cubs to help establish a pride. …read more

Mkomazi

Rhinos are all in good shape and benefitting from the lush vegetation of the last rains.  We are constantly upgrading security as the poaching for rhino horn escalates. …read more

Fund raising

Suzuki Rhino Club of The Netherlands have just held their annual fundraising event for the rhinos, wild dogs and outreach programme. Tony gave a talk and a presentation to update them on all the field work.  The USA trust has also just put together a fundraising schedule in the US which included events in Denver and Aspen organized by Eli Weiss of WildiZe Foundation; and then a series of small, private events in California which were put together by the US trust board directors with help from Jeanne Goldsmith and Pamela Solomon. …link

Gonja Secondary School

Gonja Secondary School continues with the construction of their science laboratories which GAWPT has supported with extensive and well planned donations of building materials. …link

Wild dog

We now have 56 wild dogs in the breeding programme. …link