The Simba Scouts had a report yesterday of two Elephants that have been poached again in Siana. Much of the important work we do is putting pressure on poachers and trying to have them arrested and put in to prison. Unfortunately this does not always happen.
It is hard to imagine but the poacher we caught after what was an intense period of Elephant poaching in this Siana Mara community has been fined and released!! We here are all absolutely appalled. This man is an habitual Elephant Killer.To our knowledge he has been jailed at least twice both here and in Tanzania for Elephant poaching. We know he and his gang have accounted for many dead Elephant and we suspect him once again in this ongoing poaching. We know that the Siana community have to be committed to saying a big NO to poaching if they want to save Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Cheetah and all wildlife. Siana is a very large and very beautiful undeveloped Mara habitat.
This community and all its members must support our Scouts and KWS in stopping this slaughter.KWS respond and work with us in all these difficult wildlife incidents.They are committed in resolving this poaching.
The Predator Aware Scouts and Will examining the Elephant Cow for the cause of death
One of the poison spear wounds on the back near her tail. We think she was pregnant.
We urgently need support to sustain and increase our Anti Poaching and predator protection patrols.
Dana we are sorry that you were so upset over this tragedy. We feel the same each and every time an animal is poached.Not only do they suffer and lose their life but with it all dignity.
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Just to remind you, so much of our work is focused on how to protect our Lion, Leopard and Cheetah populations. We have not lost our focus in any way but have been so involved in trying to stop this appalling spate of Elephant poaching.
Unlike other projects and wildlife conservation managers in the Masai Mara, Predator Aware is completely dependant on donor generosity.
The same poacher caught 20 months ago
Caught again June 9, 2011 and released with a fine this week
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