ZSL Director General on conservation fact finding visit to Kenya

ZSL in Kenya
ZSL Director General Dominic Jermey on wildlife patrol, learning about challenges and risks of keeping rhinos safe in Ngulia - with key partner Kenyan Wildlife Service. Photo: Twitter/DomJermey

The Director General of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Dominic Jeremy, has been in Kenya learning about conservation initiatives in the country first hand.

During his time in East Africa, he has been finding out how the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) works to combat the illegal wildlife trade and how it protects the endangered rhino population.

He also met KWS Tsavo West Senior Warden Captain Ochieng to hear about his successes against poachers in Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary where there have been no poaching incidents since 2016 and 5 live births recorded already this year.

ZSL in Kenya

ZSL is supporting KWS in its mission to conserve, protect and manage Kenya’s biodiversity and the two organisations have worked closely together for over 20 years.

The British wildlife charity has provided technical support and training for a number of flagship KWS programmes.

Since 1989, ZSL has established, advised, built capacity for and supported wildlife and livestock health programmes, patrol-based and camera trap monitoring, intensive protection zones, and strategic planning for protected areas and critically endangered species, including the black rhino, forest elephant and hirola.

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