NRT's anti-poaching unit, known as '9-1' spend up to 26 days a month in the field. They are first on the scene when incidents of poaching, road banditry or stock theft occur. They are wildlife guardians, peace-keepers, and conservationists all rolled into one. Find more great NRT videos and podcasts here
Women from seven NRT member conservancies have presented cheques to their conservancies, from revenue generated from the BeadWORKS business. A total of KSH 662,940 (USD 6,500) has been generated for conservancies during the first six months of 2016.
In these dry months, the NRT peace team step up their work with the conservancies, the peace ambassadors and the rangers. Preventing ethnic conflict before it erupts is their main priority, as is finding and returning stolen livestock.
On the 27th of July 2016, Mette Knudsen, the Danish Ambassador to Kenya, visited Westgate Conservancy. The Danish International Development Agency, DANIDA, is one of NRT's principal donors and the Ambassadors visit was a celebration of longterm support and partnership. It was also an opportunity for Ms. Knudsen to award certificates to morans graduating from the Moran Economic Empowerment Programme