April 5, 2012

Lewa wildlife conservancy Report

Lewa’s annual report is out! Mike Watson Chief Executive Officer says that he is pleased to report that the spirit of conservation and development has been reinforced as contacts have been renewed, relationships re-established and Lewa’s vision confirmed amongst all those he met with the last 12 months.

Here are some of the successes you will read about in our Annual Report:

Under the Lewa Milele project, Lewa completed the purchase of its core landholding of 32,000 acres in December 2011. This ensures protection of Lewa in perpetuity
  • 2011 was a very good year for rhinos - 9 black rhino calves and 6 white rhino calves were born, increasing the population to 70 black and 58 white rhino!
  • The first elephant went through the Mount Kenya corridor underpass on January 1st, 2011, and since then our team has recorded numerous sightings of more elephants (and other wildlife) making use of this innovative “highway”
  • We saw the opening of the Ngare Ndare Day Secondary School. 51 children are already enrolled in the school
  • The Matunda gate was relocated and re-designed, and the big switch from generator to main grid power was made!
  • 1,000 people ran the Safaricom marathon within the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy with the race raising the equivalent of 500,000 US dollars

The next 28 day Kenya / Lewa wildlife conservancy course will be in August 2012. For bookings contact Angela at enquiries@ecotraining.co.za
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