A team from Taronga Zoo in Australia have been out in Sera working with rangers to photograph Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe. The 2,000 images they took will be uploaded into a database, and software will be used to help identify individual animals. This will help Sera Conservancy and the NRT Monitoring and Evaluation team estimate how many individual giraffes and zebras live within the Sera Rhino Sanctuary, and monitor the population growth.
28 stolen cattle have been peacefully returned to their rightful owner in the latest handover ceremony - the result of close collaboration between NRT, conservancy teams, the Kenya Police, county government and communities. Stock theft recovery is becoming more common in this landscape thanks to this teamwork.
NRT will be working closely with Ndera Community Conservancy on forest management planning this year to support the conservation of two endangered species endemic to the area. Ndera sits on the banks of the Tana River, close to its convergence with the Indian Ocean, and is home to two of the most endangered primate species in the world; the Tana River Red Colobus and Tana River Mangabey.