Last Days in Mwatate -Day 19 to 21 of the Elephant Walk

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Jacob addressing the town at Bura Station

The Amara mobile film unit, has visited most of the schools in this sub county many times. Having Elephant Neighbors Center with us is making our voice even louder in these areas. We were happy as most of the students remembered even the titles of the films we have shown. Many of the schools have formed of Wildlife Clubs – this is an indication of the commitment the schools had decided to make for conservation.

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Students from Kitivo Primary School joining us

As we leave Mwatate, we are happy to see the bright future of a young generation taking the baton of preserving and conserving to the next level!

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Local Police and KWS joining us

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Mr. Rukaria, KWS Community Senior Warden talking to Mwatate residents

Day 18 Meeting Wildlife Works in Mwatate – On the Move!

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As we entered Mwatate sub-county we were received well by the County officials, security and KWS rangers. The area is quite dry and people have been having serious issues with wildlife as they compete for water and pasture. Along the route we met made several stops to address the students who had been waiting for us for some time.
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A group from Wildlife Works also joined us just before the flag off, they brought us t-shirts they had made for the Walk and gave the team morale to keep going. It’s great to have their solid support!

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So many people have worked together to make this walk happen… It’s an honor to be part of this group!

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Trees for Elephants…

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Today we planted 5 trees at Sarova Salt Lick Hotel to commemorate this Walk for Elephants. Let’s hope they thrive and remind people of the power of working together for good!

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Last Day in Taveta – Day 17 of the Elephant Walk

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We ended our stay in Taveta by visiting the China City Construction Company (CCCC) who are doing the road repairs between Mwakitau and Taveta. Here we shared information on conservation with all the employees . As it was a Sunday, we then visited three churches where we were warmly received, to convey the same message. Now we are moving on to Mwatate!

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