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darting elephant, sera conservancy, northern kenya

- a kws vet darts a lone bull elephant from the air; the elephant was fitted with a tracking collar thus allowing it's migration route through the northern community conservancies to be monitored.
darting elephant, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

- kws tranquilize and relocate a problem elephant from a conservancy, to meru national park. Bulls damage fencing and raid neighbouring farms increasing incidents of human wildlife conflict.
darting elephant # II, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

- an elephant charges a helicopter as a kws vet fires a tranquilizer dart into it from the air.
elephant and dart, northern kenya
elephant relocation # I, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

- kws relocate a problem elephant from a conservancy, to meru national park.
elephant relocation # II, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

elephant relocation # III, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
elephant relocation # IV, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
elephant relocation # V, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
elephant relocation # X, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
elephant relocation # VI, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
elephant relocation # VII, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
elephant relocation # VIII, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
elephant relocation # IX, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

- a problem elephant relocated from a conservancy arrives at meru national park, at 870 km Sq it supports elephant populations without depletion of resources, and has few humans conflicts.
elephant detail, northern kenya
elephant, samburu national park, northern kenya

- an elephant shot in the leg by poachers is treated by a vet.
elephant, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- a poachers snare is removed from the heavily infected leg of an elephant.
broken butterfly, northern kenya
elephant # II, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- an elephant attempts to walk again on a heavily infected leg after the removal of a poachers snare.
aircraft interior # II, northern kenya
samburuland, northern kenya
elephant, il ngwesi community conservancy, northern kenya
elephant, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

- an elephant collaring team waits and watches as an elephant recovers from a tranquilizing dart and explores the newly fitted collar around its neck.
giraffe, rainstorm, lekurruki community conservancy, northern kenya
elephant carcass, il ngwesi conservancy, north kenya

- a tuskless female elephant lies dead in the bush. Elephants raiding farms and villages close to conservancies often fall victim to the spears, arrows, and bullets of angry villagers.
elephant carcass # II, il ngwesi conservancy, north kenya

elephant detail, northern kenya
untitled, leparua community conservancy

- a ranger attacked by a buffalo wears the scars of conflict.
elephant detail # II, northern kenya

- a vet takes a skin sample from an elephants ear whilst fitting a tracking collar.
elephant, samburu national park, northern kenya

- a radio transmitting collar is fitted to a tranquilized bull elephant. The collar will be used to monitor movement of the elephant across its natural migration range through community conservancies.
elephant collar, sera conservancy, northern kenya
elephant # II, samburu national park, northern kenya

- fitting a radio transmitting collar to a bull elephant.
fitting a tracking collar, samburu national park, northern kenya

- elephants quickly overheat when sedated.
elephant trunk detail, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- keeping an elephants trunk open whilst sedated.
livestock and wildlife, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a cattle herder watches closely as a herd of elephant pass by. Wildlife and livestock compete for resources in many area's, conflict is common, resulting in human and wildlife mortality.
elephant, naibunga conservancy, kenya
villager # I, mortuary, nanyuki, northern kenya

- conservancy log: 'naibunga scouts reported that yesterday at 1800hrs, an elephant trampled a villager to death; the kws team is in the area to identify the rogue elephant'...
rogue elephant, naibunga conservancy, northern kenya

- conservancy log: 'in response to the elephant that killed a villager, the kws team in the area identified the rogue elephant and killed it'...
wife and child, naibunga conservancy, northern kenya

- the wife of a victim of human wildlife conflict.
rogue elephant # II, naibunga conservancy, northern kenya

- villagers stand on the body of an elephant suspected of killing a community member 24 hrs before. Shot by kws, the bull's tusks were removed and taken into custody.
tusks, kenya wildlife services, nanyuki, northern kenya

- the tusks removed from an elephant suspected of killing a villager at naibunga conservancy, and shot by kws, are held in safe custody at their headquarters, nanyuki.
chair, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya
untitled bush, northern kenya
cheetah, samburu national park, kenya

- an injured cheetah is immobilized by a vet prior to being treated.
cheetah, westgate conservancy, northern kenya

- an immobilized injured cheetah is removed from the bush wrapped in a mosquito net and transported to nairobi for specialist treatment.
elephant, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

- an orphan elephant is wrapped in a samburu shuka and removed from the bush, it will be transported to an 'elephant orphanage' in nairobi where it will be raised.
elephant # II, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

elephant # III, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

- children run from school to see an orphaned elephant in the back of a vehicle waiting transport to nairobi.
elephant # IV, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

elephant # V, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

- a young elephant abandoned by its mother and rescued from a water well dug in the bush, is helped to its feet by vets. It will be transported to an orphanage in nairobi.
elephant # VI, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya

elephant # VII, meibae community conservancy, northern kenya
grevy zebra, le parua conservancy, northern kenya

- a sedated grevy's zebra is fitted with a radio transmitting collar. It's movement will be monitored by scientists in the US.
lioness, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a ranger approaches a sedated lioness and places a blindfold over its eyes prior to fitting a radio transmitting collar.
lioness # II, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

lioness # III, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a vet treats a lioness for an eye infection.
black rhino, lewa conservancy, northern kenya
black rhino # II, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a sedated black rhino is dehorned in the hope that it will reduce the probability of it being poached.
rhino horn, lewa conservancy, northern kenya
black rhino, forest area, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a black rhino is ear knotched for identification purposes.
anti poaching unit, ngare ndare forest, northern kenya
rhino carcass, northern kenya
rhino carcass # II, northern kenya

- a rhino carcass is hidden from the view of vultures by poachers. The presence of vultures will often lead conservancy rangers to the site of a poaching.
rains, northern kenya
black rhino, northern kenya
rhino carcass, northern kenya.

- a vets assistant searches the carcass of a badly decomposed rhino for bullets with a metal detector. The bullets will be removed for forensic analysis.
rhino calf, freezer, northern kenya

- a rhino calf removed from the body of its mother, killed by poachers, is stored in a freezer along with blood and skin samples.
rhino calf, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a rhino calf removed from the body of its mother, killed by poachers.
rhino calf, formaldehyde and plastic drum, northern kenya

- a rhino calf removed from the body of its mother, killed by poachers, is preserved in formaldehyde.
darting rhino, lewa conservancy, northern kenya
rhino and dart, lewa conservancy, northern kenya
white rhino # I, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a lightly sedated rhino responds to the approach of the vet team.
white rhino # II, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a vet reaches forward to fit socks into the ears of a lightly sedated rhino casting a shadow on its body indicating the dilemma we face. There is always a chance that when we help we may kill.
white rhino # III, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- conservancy rangers roll a semi conscious white rhino onto its side; rhino are prone to suffocation if left in the upright position when tranquilized.
white rhino # IV, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- the procedure to dehorn and fit a tracker to a white rhino takes a turn for the worst; the rhino does not regain consciousness. The vets assistant prepares an autopsy.
white rhino # V, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

white rhino # VI, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

the vet, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

white rhino # VII, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- carcass post autopsy.
dawn, ewaso nyiro river, northern kenya
capture team, black rhino, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- in an effort to enhance breeding rates as a measure to combat poaching, black rhino are relocated from lewa conservancy to a neighbouring conservancy.
capture team # II, black rhino, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

black rhino, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a transmitter is fitted into the horn of a sedated black rhino allowing it's location, and movement, to be monitored 24hrs a day.
capture team # II, black rhino, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

black rhino, lewa conservancy, northern kenya

- a black rhino is dehorned and held in a crate awaiting transport to a conservancy.
surgery # I, black rhino, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya

- a blind black rhino is taken into an operating theatre at ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya where it underwent cataract surgery.
surgery # II, black rhino, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya

- a black rhino is lowered onto a surgeons operating table.
surgery # III, black rhino, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya
surgery # IV, black rhino, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya
surgery # V, black rhino, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya
surgery # VI, black rhino, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya

- a surgeon examines the cataracts in the eyes of a sedated blind black rhino.
surgery team and sedated black rhino, operating theatre, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya.
black rhino, holding pen, ol joggi conservancy, northern kenya

- a blind black rhino is returned to its holding pen after undergoing an unsuccessful cataract operation.
catching grevy's zebra, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

grevy's zebra, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya

- the capture team monitors the life signs of a sedated grevy's zebra whilst research students take samples.
capture team, relocating grevy's zebra # I, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
capture team, relocating grevy's zebra # II, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
capture team, relocating grevy's zebra # III, ol pejeta conservancy, northern kenya
ranger, rapony langi kippian, roadside cafe, marsabit, northern kenya
road to lake paradise, marsabit national park, northern kenya
patrol, ngare ndare forest reserve, northern kenya
marsabit forest, northern kenya
leopard trap, ngare ndare forest reserve, northern kenya

- communities that surround ngare ndare have been grazing their cattle in the forest for decades. However, as populations increase, so have the leopard conflict occurrences.
leopard and trap, ngare ndare forrest, northern kenya

- villagers surround a leopard caught in a trap. As grazing programs become more effective livestock becomes more available and easy prey to leopard; villagers too fall prey to leopard.
leopard, ngare ndare forrest, northern kenya

- villagers surround a leopard caught in a trap as it is transported from a village where it has been killing cattle and attacking farmers. It was released in an area far from human settlement.
untitled, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya

- an ostrich attacked by a leopard and injured on the neck is treated by a vet.
marsabit forest # II, northern kenya
bed, northern kenya
tent, northern kenya
exercise rings, camp, ewaso nyiro river, northern kenya
crocodile trap, ewaso nyiro river, samburu national park, northern kenya

- crocodile come into conflict with both humans and livestock along the whole length of the ewaso river. In addition kws are often called to remove spears from crocodiles.
sunset, ewaso nyiro river, biliqo bulesa community conservancy
pool, northern kenya
forest, along the ewaso nyiro river, biliqo bulesa community conservancy.

- biliqo-bulesa forms an important migration corridor for wildlife from samburu, buffalo springs and shaba national reserves, and from sera conservancy.
community meeting, westgate community conservancy, northern kenya
community meeting, kalama community conservancy, northern kenya
forest # II, along the ewaso nyiro river, biliqo bulesa community conservancy.

- most of the wildlife in this pristine area has been wiped out by poaching, it's now part of the range covered by the anti-poaching unit '9-1' wildlife is slowly returning.
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