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Protecting the Elephant

May 26, 2015

Lewa participates actively in anti-poaching efforts in northern Kenya to protect elephant as they move across the landscape. Together with the Northern Rangelands Trust community conservancies and other partners, we are working to make northern Kenya safer for over 6,500 migratory elephants. 

Monitoring

Lewa's team carries out joint patrols with NRT's 9-1, 9-2 and the Kenya Wildlife Service in northern Kenya and the Mount Kenya region to monitor the state of the elephant populations. The team recently completed 10 days of joint patrol in Mount Kenya. 

Effective communication

Lewa's radio room is the central point of communication for northern Kenya's community conservancies. The community conservancies report to our radio room on any incidents involving elephant and consult our anti-poaching unit on follow ups to these incidents. Our team offers reinforcement by sending the rapid reaction unit, tracker dogs and if necessary, aerial support. 

Training

Lewa's Anti-Poaching Unit offers training to NRT's community conservancy scouts on elephant monitoring, data collection, field crafts and communication to build their capacity.