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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2 comments to Monitoring Shompole Elephants

  1. Jim Nyamu Says:

    The collared male elephant( nicknamed kiramatian) has been monitored for the last two years, ACC-Elephant team is planning to remove that collar as it has been reported missing some fixes! This could be as a result of tilting of the collar. This exercise will also include removing the collar from the female ( Lorna) collared in 2006 and the battery has expired. More information about their movement and how does Satelite collar works please contact jim.nyamu@acc.or.ke

  2. Hong Origer Says:

    I like this post however don’t agree with your points. Can not dispute with the common sentiment though. Well crafted too!

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