ALL this in memory of ‘Lene Maria’!

Lene Maria lost her life on Utoyia Island about 11 years ago in the most terrible mass shooting imaginable.. She was just 18 and already putting her mind to helping others, and she started really showing interest in water issues in Northern Kenya.. The Bergum family in her memory started the ‘Lene Maria for clean […]

DROUGHT…. Wildlife fairing well … incredible!

We are all aware of the drought in East Africa.. In our area the rains have been very sporadic and patchy for well over two years now…. ‘its keeping us all on our toes’ and we just keep thinking positive thoughts for rain, and lots of it !! In the mean time I have been […]

Smiles from the Milgis, despite harsh drought..

We all try to keep a smile on our faces.. it can only do us good! The Milgis Trust’s influence covers an area of about 6000 square kms in this spectacular part of northern Kenya, , and employs around 90 People from the communities … 30 are scouts/rangers fully uniformed and all have a radio, […]

Water water water… IS life!!!..

DESERTS!!! ??? Northern Kenya… Dramatic, beautiful, dangerous, space, incredible, hot, water is very precious.. theres hundreds of words to describe this amazing place!…  If you have ever been really, really thirsty in your life you would know to plan properly when travelling in Northern kenya..  a normal journey into the desert can very quickly turn […]

Live and let live!.. + THANKYOU!! and more

LOVE THIS PICTURE!! A huge male elephant just getting on with his day.. goats or no goats, this is where he wants to cross! Hi All.. Life goes on !.. ‘We’ are busy up on the ‘Milgis’ keeping the wildlife safe, teaching the importance of forests, and generally helping where we can!..Veterinary, Family planning, dams, […]

The last year in a nutshell..

Here with our news of the last year in the Milgis… I hope you enjoy reading through this nicely put together newsletter, by our enthusiastic ‘Digs’…. Click below!  https://issuu.com/milgistrust/docs/a_20year_20in_20the_20milgis Just in case you are like me, and your computer wont open the above try this PDF below!! A year in the Milgis We are all […]

POI…. This extraordinary rock, and a safe home for vultures!..

Poi is the massive rock that juts out of the east side of the Ndoto mountains..  It is just the most eye catching rock, about 5000 feet strait out from the surrounding country…..  Its rock faces are home to many creatures, but probably most exciting is Ruppel’s Griffon Vultures have a fabulous safe place to […]

The locust issue!! and the Managers report for the month of January 2020

I have had many people write to me about the locust ‘invasion’, and mention how terrible it is..  First may I mention,  that Locusts are part of nature so can not be that bad..!? Its the way people are living in this modern world in that we have split the land up into small parcels […]

The ‘inferno’ in the desert is at last EXTINGUISHED!

SONG in the AIR and people walking home with a SPRING in their step… some of them have 200-300 kms to go BUT they are taking it all in their stride, enjoying the moment ….   Finally the burning inferno of heat and drought is gone… the clouds finally gathered and the things are really […]