My rangers and I have remained busy over recent weeks with anti-poaching patrols. Although the Mai Mai have left the area, we still need to be on our toes as there are still threats.
Katembo Kisoko recently returned from patrol with 5 metal snares taken from the edge of the Semliki River. He was patrolling for 5 days, and went to the area where we had found elephant carcasses previously. I am pleased to report that we come across less evidence of poaching than we did a year ago. I hope we can sustain this momentum.
Katembo shows his prize
On this same patrol, on the way back, the rangers also came across a boat hidden in the undergrowth, about 1km from the station. These illegal boats are used by fishermen to fish in the spawning grounds, which as you all know is illegal.
So Sawadi (in red) and Florence, two of my students, destroyed it!