The 2014 GMU group visit was great for the four days, the group comprised of two instructors ;Ryan Valdez and Guy Combes, two drivers and Eleven students ten of them being ladies. The group was excited to be hosted at field study Centre within Soysambu conservancy. During their last day, they didn’t feel like leaving but it was time to hence, they had no option rather than leave but most of them promised to come back. You always welcomed back friends!
The long awaited day for both schools within the conservancy came on 24th and 27th September when all the requirements needed for a Wildlife club member was met by Kiboko and Mbogo primary pupils with moral and financial support from Soysambu conservancy and friends. The tour was objectively for the pupils to appreciate the diversity of wildlife in the neighborhood as the ecosystem is similar to that of Soysambu Conservancy. The difference is the diverse wildlife and the management of a national park.
At the end of the visit, the young Conservationists were grateful as they had sported a good number of Wild animals and visited various picnic sites.The summary of their day was as below;
Education and Awareness Desk
Speaking for the animals is more than a call than a career, that is why Soysambu Conservancy staff in collaboration with BORNFREE FOUNDATION dedicated ten days for Desnaring and community outreach through video shows on the reasons as to why we should conserve Wildlife.
The schools that was reached with the conservation gospel were; Kiungururia Primary, Pema high School, Nderit high school, kong’asis Primary, Oljorai Primary and Rhino primary.
It was great hosting the group for three nights as from 10th Jan to 13th comprising of Eight students, two instructors (Guy Combes and Ryan) and two drivers .While at Soysambu the group went for game drives and did school visit to Kiboko primary School where they donated stationary (Exercise Books, Pencils, Crayons and clipboards.)At the end of their stay the group was very grateful for the friendly environment and diverse Wildlife.
Community Education and Awareness Desk
By; Beaty Limo.
The Kenya Wildlife Service on Saturday, September 15, 2012 hosted the 8th edition of Cycle with the Rhino event at Lake Nakuru National Park.
Cycle with the Rhino is an annual unique cycling fund-raising competition initiated by KWS whose main aim is to rehabilitate the 74km Lake Nakuru National Park perimeter electric fence which is key in mitigating human-wildlife conflict, providing a secure rhino breeding sanctuary and protecting Lake Nakuru National Park – an internationally renowned bird’s watcher’s paradise famous for its flamingos.
Proceeds from the event also go towards community conservation education and the implementation of community social responsibility projects initiated by KWS for communities living around the park.
The Guest of Honour at the event was the German Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Mrs. Margit Hell Wig-Botte. Others to grace the event were the KWS Director, Julius Kipng’etich and two-time world marathon record holder, Amb. Dr. Tecla Loroupe.
The event brought together stakeholders, sponsors, communities living around the park and the general public through a unique and thrilling cycling competition as they cycled through the dusty hills and valleys, crisscrossing the heart of Nakuru town and its environs before culminating in a lifetime experience of a tour and adventure of Lake Nakuru National Park.
THE DAY’S CHAMPIONS WERE;
1. Davis Kinuthia
2. Husein Manfred
3. Paul Ariko
1. Fredrick Musiani
2. Dominic Ooko Ouna
3. George Mwangi
1. Keneth Kamau
2. Anthony Kiarie
3. Keneth Kamau
1. Peter Gathere
2. Jarsey Ngugi
3. Keneth karaya
1. Brian Wardrose
2. Mbuthia Peter
3. James Kimani
Community Education and Awareness Desk.