Thanks to Lewa for the helicopter expertly piloted by James Ndirangu, DSWT vet Dr Rono, and many residents living close to the Milgis lugga, this elephant is back on the road!!.. Very soon after my last blog once again the ‘tell tail’ signs of something wrong on the sand!!
so once again the phone calls to look for help.. Only thing different this time is every one was able and ready to help.. We were so grateful for the prompt reaction.
this elephant was not happy with the situation and the stories are amazing.. Every one on the team got full marks for being brave, and absolutely determined to give help to this elephant… Finally fuel was low on the heli, the pilot was calm, Rono was even calmer, as the eley tried to lift the car with his tusks!! they managed in the end !!.. the bush was so thick and this eley was angry!!
our men followed him for a few days after and are happy to say no more limping, and hes back into his life .. So a huge amount of thanks to all involved..
other news!! our team as we speak are out ‘on tour’ showing the world of Samburu and Rendille a few facts about what is happening to our earth.. and its going down incredibly well!!. “RAMATE e LOSHO’ ‘looking after society’ film, which is our plea to the pastoral people to BE CAREFUL!!
ALSO.. being shown out there in the desert..
Here below is a film filmed on some remote Island in the North pacific where birds are dieing because they are eating plastic, even feeding their young! thank you very much Chris Jordan.. You have made a HUGE DIFFERENCE TO OUR WORK!! any one who can show this film to people who throw plastic .. it will change them!!
I tell them that this man could not sleep untill he got this message to the world.. he says it in a better way though!! ‘Untill my ghastly tale is told, this heart with in me burns’.. He goes on to say.. ‘do we have the courage to face the realities of our time, and allow ourselves to feel deeply enough that it transforms us and our future’ Chris Jordan
Look at there faces!.. these guys are shocked and transformed!! this small film has made such a difference.. I see people all over collecting bits of rubbish now.. thank you very much Chris Jordan.. Good work.. and hope those birds on that beautiful island will beable to live and eat as birds should soon because of this film!
Actually every one who sees it says their animals are dieing because of the same problem, so even more .. it WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
Addition to the team!!.. Milgis is expanding into an area that needs our help..
‘Milgis is spreading its wings’!!.. “Milgis” does not have an ‘area’ with a boundary that we work in but lets say when things are good, ie security is calm, or the rains where good, and theres food for their livestock, we work with in the purple line but its not our boundary because we work with pastoral peoples, when they move, we move with them because generally the wildlife move in the same direction!
two years ago we met this amazing man.. Satin Kahle.. He’s Rendille and he is devoted to the cause!.. He is a home guard from Kargi and now part of our team!
he’s explaining to our scouts how he met us in the Chalbi desert and he only spent a week with us but that changed his veiw on things .. He is now completely devoted to the cause.. He believes in nature, wild life and people all living happily together..
This is where Satin comes from.. Kargi.. near the chalbi desert.. His milgis name will be ‘Korole’ after the amazing springs in the chalbi desert!.. he cant wait to see Grevy Zebra and Elephant back again.. and with his energy this will happen!
Surprisingly there is still plenty of game here!! And then we have the incredible Korole springs!
Susannes visit!!.. From Wanaduma childrens project!.. This amazingly dedicated person comes to see us every year and only wants to leave when shes found some where where she can help.. This year we dropped into Ngurnit and this group of people called on her to help.. all with horrible, not funny medical problems and all living where there is no where to turn for help..
Noonchura school built in memory of Susannes mother Carlene Garrison.. Still going strong and healthy!
Anyway you all.. Milgis is officially opening our new website, very expertly done by Digby, many hours and frustrations!! BUT up and running finally.. www.milgistrust.com
Great newsletter full of interesting news, congratulations on all you have managed to achieve, what a great difference you have made to so many people and animals and the ecosystem. What a great website too, Bravo. Digby.
Dear friends – I continue to read your reports avidly and am happy to see so much good news. GREAT work saving that huge elephant! I have the stone from the Milgis at my desk and am determined to return it to the earth there someday. Love from the other side of the Atlantic. Kate
Excellent blog post! Thank you for all of the awesome work you do. Really nice new website too!
Helen – I so look forward to, and enjoy your newsletter. Such great news all round.I love the photos too. Those kids must be tired!!
Keep up the wonderful work. Love Jane