Snaring is a big menace to the conservation of endangered species; poachers have adapted a way of setting wire traps and rope meant to trap wildlife by entangling the legs or the neck. For some unknown reasons, the giraffes have been the target of the illegal cross border bushmeat trade.

Smaller mammals may die on the spot but larger mammals such as the giraffe face a terrible ordeal after uprooting foot snares that remain attached to their foot, constricting blood, wounding them, and festering or even severing their foot.  With the help of the Kenya Wildlife Service Mobile Vet Unit, we carry out de-snaring exercises and treating victims of snaring.

Through this exercise we collect data on snaring hotspots to allow are to focus our efforts and to timely prevent accidents.