Our anti-antipoaching program is constituted of local Somali pastoralists recruited voluntarily and trained to help reduce illegal activities across vast northeastern Kenya.
In collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service, they form a task force to keep the endangered reticulated giraffes safe. Some of the scouts are reformed poachers who come in and help us uncover poachers’ tactics as well as reaching out to their former colleagues and transforming them to giraffe conservationists. Their rich knowledge of the area and terrain has been of great help to the project and also the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
Jointly, their efforts have seen a reduction in poaching incidences and speedy prosecution and conviction of poachers involved in poaching.