Vital component of conservation.. FAMILY PLANNING!! and HAPPY DAYS!!!

Hurray!!!! Milgis has finally joined the dots of the ‘conservation’ circle!!!… TO ME, ONE IS NOT ‘DOING’ PROPER CONSERVATION UNTILL ONE INCLUDES FAMILY PLANNING IN THE EQUATION!!!   Welcome aboard Haller foundation!! We are delighted not only for the above reason, but Rene Haller is famous in Kenya, especially in my generation, probably world wide, […]

An Exciting Start to the Day at the Milgis

Ahhhh here comes the sun again…another stunner of a sun rise on Elkanto Hill!! I hopped out of my star bed, as I was stretching and thinking to myself… ‘Yes you are lucky… This is a very nice place to live!! When the baboons on the rocks on the hill opposite started barking and really […]

The ups and downs of CARNIVORE conservation??

As ‘we speak’ I’m listening to the VHF radio full of never ending talk between 3 teams of our scouts and KWS who are busy following a wounded Elephant, shot at by poachers 3 days ago in a valley on the southern slopes of the Ndotos, and he has dragged himself down into the lower […]

Lena Maria’s spirit will live forever in Masikita!

SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 21 TODAY, if the Utoyia tragedy had not taken her life.. As you drive through the little dusty main drag of Masikita this sign post will definitely catch your attention… Front and back… artist Nderi-’2′ I LOVE this painting.. With these troubled times in Masikita, with threats of armed stock thieves […]

‘LDOILO’- Echoes from Samburu land

FINALLY MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE!!! I’ve been talking about it for sooooo many years, 25 years actually!, ever since I first heard their voices, and now we have it!.. A beautiful recording of songs, chants and sounds from the Samburu!.. The front cover fittingly in the colours of the Kenya Flag!! *You can’t buy […]

Opening Eyes for the Elephants…

HORR VALLEY NOVEMBER 2nd to the 9th 2012 Milgis/MEAK Eye mission… This lovely Lady on the left was completely blind in both eyes, and was brought into Ngurnit in 2007.. He she is now leading another blind person in to the Mission at South Horr! As I have mentioned many times!, the Elephants want to return […]

The Milgis is Roaring

In more ways than one!! Scouts working hard, and Elephants happy, Tractor going strong, Schools going well, Sponsor kids back at school, etc, etc but perhaps today the most important bit of news, on this one year anniversary since Pete’s mega walk on Oct 15th 2011…. IT IS RAINING in Northern Kenya!!.. Soooo Exciting.. This picture was taken […]

To be successfull in conservation you must work with the communities…

The Milgis Trust takes this issue very seriously, working very closely with the Samburu and Rendille pastoral people who live here.. Together we are endeavouring to keep this WILD AND BEAUTIFUL place in Northern Kenya preserved.. While out on an evening walk on our last safari, these two Elephants are out in the open with out a […]