Monitoring Shompole Elephants

Michel wrote this at 10:09 :

African Conservation Centre is not only involved in community projects. They are also helping Kenya Wildlife Service to monitor wildlife migration.

Here in Shompole they finance and monitor an elephant project. Yesterday a major operation was mounted to put a satellite collar on one of the Shompole Sanctuary elephants. Through this sophistacated devise they will know more about the movements of the local elephants and will be able to make sure that their migration routes are not obstructed. Currently we know that they move about the Nguruman escarpment into the Loita hills and forest, but not much else.

The ground team from both KWS and ACC was equipped with a helicopter, a fixed wing aircraft and several vets.

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