This report provides a summary of the primary actions carried out by the Conservation and Wildlife Department within the Lewa-Borana Landscape (LBL) during the initial quarter of 2023. During this period, long-awaited rainfall commenced, resulting in a total precipitation of 121mm. This weather change prompted the adjustment of several intervention activities from the previous quarter, including the discontinuation of supplementary feeding for select lactating and elderly black rhinos within the landscape.
To ensure a comprehensive understanding of the state of wildlife and their habitats, we conducted research and monitoring initiatives across various wildlife and conservation-related topics. Additionally, in collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) mobile veterinary unit based in Lewa, we provided veterinary interventions to several species of concern requiring such assistance.
Furthermore, we continued to build upon the achievements of our Conservation Education Programme (CEP) by expanding conservation knowledge among neighboring schools and beyond. Through these efforts, we aim to enhance awareness and foster a sense of conservation responsibility within the community.
This report offers a glimpse into the activities undertaken during the first quarter of 2023, demonstrating our commitment to wildlife conservation and the preservation of their habitats within the Lewa-Borana Landscape.