With the now pressing heat, it seems like ages have passed since the long rains finally stopped – and what rains those were! Every day seemed to bring more water, more water than seemed possible – roads turned to rivers, swamps appeared where there were previously none and bridges were washed away, cutting off all […]
This morning Kipi, one of Darakuta’s herdsmen, came across a peculiar turtle. He took a picture and showed it to Michele Menegon ((Museo delle Scienze, Italy), one of the researchers currently at Darakuta. Michele suddenly got really excited – turns out the tortoise was none other than a pancake tortoise!
Darakuta’s multi-use system, where ranching, wildlife and farming co-exist side-by-side, requires careful monitoring to allow proper management. Working together with PAMS Foundation affiliated researchers, we are performing a basic species inventory of Darakuta that will help us gain a better understanding of the species that already call Darakuta home. This in turn will enable better […]
A big breakthrough after only forty days on the job for our ranger team – they tracked down a well known Poacher named Hamadi. He had been active on Darakuta for more than 20 years, killing over 700 animals. In a previous interrogation he had admitted to poaching the last group of giraffes on Darakuta. […]
Elephants were last seen on Darakuta was over 15 years ago. Yesterday, with only a few days to go before our new team of rangers are set to finish their training, a group of elephants moved in to Darakuta. Is that a coincidence or do elephants have a seventh sense? 🙂 Watch here as we […]
Click on the video below to have a look at ranger training at Darakuta this July with PAMS Foundation!
“Hilo jeshi mambo ya upendo yako sawa-sawa!!”… The sound of melodious voices and stomping feet drift through the Rift Valley air. Rangers in training – the first step of establishing Darakuta as a Game Ranch has been set in motion, with the help of PAMS Foundation. It all began when we met with Wayne Lotter […]
This April we caught our first leopard on a camera trap!
The Kou River flooding even higher than it did in El Niño…