Its true elephants never forget!.. They know there is a remote mountain further north that used to be part of their ‘home’ and they have been probing the desert north/east of the Ndotos to see if theres a way back to Kulal.. .. We are all excited about it!..As this is at the crux of the Milgis work… These sign posts are dotted around where the Milgis covers just to remind people that Elephants are good…. and because the people living here have welcomed them back they are now looking further!
We believe that wildlife and pastoral people’s can live peacefully together as they have done for so long, and there should not be any borders.. Our mandate has been to ‘pave the way’ for the returning Elephants and other wildlife north of the Milgis lugga into the Ndotos, on to Mt Nyiru and eventually to Mt Kulal..
This friendly elephant in Arsim came to check on what the vet unit were up to.. Lpajas looking abit surprised
Other Activities in the Milgis… rabies campaign, Family planning, fires, searching for underground water.. and its raining its pouring.. The luggas are flowing!
OH …. TO LIVING WITH OUT THE THREAT OF RABIES…
As we’ve said before one can not talk about conservation with out seeing to the needs of the people you are talking to, so Milgis continues with our many projects … our Rabies campaign being a huge success.. We have injected over 800 dogs already this year… Not just rabies, but we deworm and see to the health of the dogs.. and any other of their animals of course!.. For us in the western world we don’t really realise how lucky we are to live with out the threat of rabies every day with in our homes… We heard of a man who died of this terrible disease the other day, and its unnecessary to die in such a terrible way for people or animals.. .. People are scared and as soon as the dog looks a little down they start imagining its rabies and so it becomes an out caste.. the dog is a vital part of manyatta life, including warning of predators at night and of course going out to and protecting the herds in the day.. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs and hyenas have all bred up incredibly and we need to help the communities to live peacefully with these animals..
As David Attenborough quoted ” either we do something about our population or nature will do it for us… ” We all agree with him on this and we are working hard to spread the word.. sadly I’m not sure our leaders are doing any thing about it at all.. can’t understand why they don’t..
Sadly mean while this last season some big fires on the Laana Nikan.. why??? it beats me but we continue to try solve the problem..
We are excited to say that VOSS foundations next water project will be in a place called Mpang on the edge of the kaisut desert north of Korr…Here’s Andre water divining and its looking good for a great bore hole..
These two ladies are as we speak being treated .. Nditaye sadly had her foot amputated because of Madura foot, but she is in kijabe hopefully being fitted as we speak!
And this lady from Mpagas .. with no where to turn came to ask for help..
and to end a couple of photos of other things.. this incredible flower !..
WE HAVE HAD FANTASTIC RAINS AGAIN… very late, and we were all worried!! Heres a couple of pictures of dramatic storms all round us at lkanto!