Mounted Horse Patrol Anti-Poaching Unit for Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya Trust
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Many areas of Africa have not only experienced an increase in poaching but also a proliferation of snares set to catch a variety of wildlife from elephants to small antelope sold as bushmeat. Snares are especially cruel as the animal may die of starvation or thirst, succumb to a slow death from injury and if they survive can be permanently maimed.
Click on images to read Patrolmans’ biography and about the horses.
The Men of the Mounted Horse Patrol Anti Poaching Unit – Kenya, Africa
The Mounted Horse Patrol Anti-Poaching Unit for Mount Kenya works with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to secure areas of the National Reserve between Meru and Sirimon in Kenya. As a consequence of these patrols, poaching and snaring of wildlife has been drastically reduced in patrol areas and injured animals are being monitored and cared for as needed. In addition, the visible presence of the Horse Patrol Team in communities is making an impact on local safety and the team is recording vital information and surveillance data to be used in habitat and wildlife management for further conservation activities. Moreover the teams are recording vital information and surveillance data to be used in habitat and wildlife management and future conservation work.
With all of the wonderful work being done by the Mounted Horse Patrol Anti-Poaching Unit, please take this opportunity to learn more about the men and horses on the front lines of conservation. See their faces, learn their stories, and sponsor their important work.
Starting at just $12
you can make a difference in the lives of the patrol team, horses, villagers, elephants and other wildlife all at the same time.