Protecting Wildlife Day and Night
At the break of dawn, when most of the world is still wrapped in slumber, a dedicated group of individuals springs into action. It’s 5:30 a.m., and our anti-poaching game scouts are gearing up for their daily fitness ritual. Their regimen is not for the faint of heart—it involves gruelling challenges like running three kilometers with hefty 10kg dumbbells in tow, along with hundreds of squats, pull-ups, sit-ups, and pushups. These warriors commit themselves to this intense workout for a solid hour, but it’s only the beginning of their extraordinary mission of safeguarding the precious wildlife that inhabits our 350,000-acre concession. Welcome to the frontlines of conservation, where dedication, strength, and passion converge to protect our planet’s most vulnerable inhabitants.
With unwavering dedication and expertise, our team of game scouts fearlessly tread through the most challenging terrains, their senses keenly attuned to the signs of illegal activities that threaten our precious wildlife. They stand as guardians, ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice, defending the wildlife under their vigilant watch.
A remarkable example of their commitment unfolded just last month when six of our game scouts, accompanied by three K9 Unit members and two TAWA rangers, successfully apprehended a poacher found in possession of illicit bushmeat. The sun hung high in the sky at 1 p.m., but their mission was far from over. After securing the poacher, they took him to the Serengeti police station, where a series of legal proceedings awaited them. This included the meticulous handling of evidence and the provision of detailed statements, all to ensure the poacher faces justice.
As the day stretched into evening and fatigue threatened to set in, Pampu, their unwavering team leader, received an urgent intelligence call from Kabichi. Reports of another poaching incident in a nearby village of the Serengeti District demanded their immediate attention. Without hesitation, they raced to the village, launching an overnight stakeout that led to the successful arrest of, yet another poacher found with bushmeat at his residence. On the same night, they transported the poacher to the nearest police station for further legal proceedings.
Triumphant, they returned to the concession at the break of dawn, their commitment to their mission reaffirmed. Through relentless day and night patrols, they proactively identify and mitigate potential threats to our wildlife, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the greater Serengeti ecosystem.
When you join and support our anti-poaching team, you become a vital part of the effort to protect endangered species like the eastern black rhino and to thwart illegal activities such as poaching. Together, we hold the power to make a profound impact on preserving the rich biodiversity of this cherished ecosystem, securing it for the enjoyment of future generations. Your contribution is not just a gift; it’s a legacy of conservation that will echo through time.