By Jane Okoth
At Wildlife Works, we believe that working closely with partners such as Kenya Wildlife Service is key to our conservation efforts. Over the years, our Kasigau team in Kenya has had a close working relationship with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) regarding wildlife conservation. The KWS teams work hand in hand with our ranger teams in addressing human wildlife conflict, as well as monitoring wildlife in community ranches and conservancies, and the community areas around them. One of the most important partnerships is Kenya Wildlife Service agreeing to have their staff in strategically-placed camps in the project area to support the Wildlife Works rangers.
The ongoing, 2 year long drought has killed hundreds of wild animals. The Kenya Wildlife Service has made increased efforts to mitigate the crisis by providing water for their field ranger camps and strategic water holes both in and outside of the national parks.
As a show of appreciation and close relationship, Wildlife Works has donated 6 new tires for the Kenya Wildlife Service water bowser, which is critical to alleviating the pressure of drought and human wildlife conflict in the project area, thereby keeping wildlife safe. A great thank you to Kenya Wildlife Service for their continued partnership.
Photo Caption: Wildlife Works Project Lead, Nicholas Taylor, hands off new tires to the Kenya Wildlife Service.