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
NRT's Chief Programmes Officer Tom Lalampaa has been awarded the Stanford University's Bright Award. Tom becomes the first African to accept the prestigious international prize that recognises environmental pioneers. His work focuses on ending conflict between rival communities by illustrating the prosperity that comes with peace, which ultimately paves the road for sustainable land management and wildlife conservation in northern Kenya.
Namunyak Community Conservancy is to open the first community owned and managed elephant orphanage in Africa. The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary will take in orphaned and abandoned elephant calves with an aim to release them back into the wild herds adjoining the Sanctuary. Keepers Mary and Naomi, who are both from Namunyak, have already perfected the skill of returning lost calves back to their family herds. Since March, they have successfully returned five abandoned calves to their families, and have not yet needed to hand raise any individuals.