Safari awards

Serena Lodge here on Soysambu are in the running for the safari awards.

Vote for Lake Elmenteita here http://www.safariawards.com/africa/lakeelmenteita/

Flying for Heroes

What a fantastic couple of days. We have just had Flying for Heroes flying here as part of their expedition. They are such an amazing organisation.

Find out more and support them at http://www.flyingforheroes.org/

UK Charity Donations

Our Soysambu Conservancy UK Charity donation site is now operational.

Please donate to help support our conservation efforts with these wonderful animals, we can’t do it without your support. There is such a variety of amazing wildlife here on this World Heritage Site, from the giants like the giraffes right down to the very cute springhares, it would be a shame to let any of it go without the help it need. Please donate, any help you can give us is very much appreciated.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1008875

Colobus monkeys

Colobus monkeys

Flamingos

Flamingos

Cranes

Cranes

Vervet monkeys

Vervet monkeys

Great white pelican

Great white pelican

Plain's zebra

Plain’s zebra

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Quick catch up

Hi everyone. Sorry for our long absence we’ve been pretty busy here on Soysambu. First of all I’d like to say a big welcome to Shea who has joined our team for a couple of months to help with the giraffe project (it’s hard work identifying all the new ones although the babies are very cute!)

Our new camera trap has attracted a lot of interest from the wildlife, getting some fantastic close ups! KWS have recently performed a buffalo translocation, it was quite incredible to be able to get up close to these animals a little scary at time though as they are huge. Also we’ve had a team from Nairobi studying our bats and their parasites. We never knew we had so many bats or so many different species on the conservancy, very exciting times. Always good to find out something new!

Our Soysambu Conservancy UK Charity donation site is now operational. Please Donate to help support our conservation efforts with these amazing animals. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1008875

 

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Cute new addition to the giraffe family

Cute new addition to the giraffe family

Our new little cutie with mummy

Our new little cutie with mummy

The new camera trap attracts some close up scrutiny!

The new camera trap attracts some close up scrutiny!

DESKS DONATION

Kiboko primary school Kenya kids had to smile again on receiving twenty five desks from the rotary club of kings bridge ; devon,england,uk.Thanks to all who contributed towards the donation.

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DESNARING AND OUTREACH WEEK FEB-March.2014

The week kicked off well with Desnaring within Soysambu Conservancy. The team comprised of two BORNFREE staff, Three Soysambu staff, three volunteers and one attachment student. The objective of the week was to remove snares on the various strategic areas of the Conservancy and educates both the students/pupils and the entire community on the effects of Game meat and other illegal activities on protected areas based on the current wildlife bill.
During the operation, one male impala was found dead in a snare. On the same note the team rescued a zebra through Desnaring.
Outreach was carried out in primary, high schools and tertiary institution. Among the schools reached were; Echariria primary school, Itherero primary school , lady Ann high School and Word Ablaze bible institute. The institutions were given a talk and shown a video on the reasons as to why we should conserve wildlife.
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George Maison University 2014 Group

The 2014 GMU group visit was great for the four days, the group comprised of two instructors ;Ryan Valdez and Guy Combes, two drivers and Eleven students ten of them being ladies. The group was excited to be hosted at field study Centre within Soysambu conservancy. During their last day, they didn’t feel like leaving but it was time to hence, they had no option rather than leave but most of them promised to come back. You always welcomed back friends!

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LAKE NAKURU TOUR FOR SOYSAMBU CONSERVANCY SCHOOL

The long awaited day for both schools within the conservancy came on 24th and 27th September when all the requirements needed for a Wildlife club member was met by Kiboko and Mbogo primary pupils with moral and financial support from Soysambu conservancy and friends. The tour was objectively for the pupils to appreciate the diversity of wildlife in the neighborhood as the ecosystem is similar to that of Soysambu Conservancy. The difference is the diverse wildlife and the management of a national park.
At the end of the visit, the young Conservationists were grateful as they had sported a good number of Wild animals and visited various  picnic sites.The summary of their day was as below;

Kiboko School ready for the trip

Kiboko School ready for the trip

Mbogo School ready for the trip

Mbogo School ready for the trip

Help her keep the Environment clean.

Help her keep the Environment clean.

At Makalia Falls

At Makalia Falls

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MBARUK-NGORIKA WATER SPRINGS REHABILITATION [CHAMKA DAM]

With increase in global warming, pollution and increase human encroachment on key water shed points and areas means that most rivers will completely dry or greatly reduce in volume if urgent measures are not taken.
Mbaruk-Ngorika water springs, locally known by community as Chamuka dam is among those key water source that is under threat from human encroachment. Soysambu conservancy took the initiative to avert the situation and conducted environmental awareness to the said community and oversees the uprooting of eucalyptus trees around the source which were replaced by 1000 indigenous trees donated by Prince Sadruddin Agha Khan Fund for Environment through Africa Forest courtesy of Soysambu Conservancy. The exercise that took place on 29th June 2013 was also witnessed by MBAWRUA (Mbaruk Water Resource Users Association)
The follow up on 7th July 2013 indeed confirmed the endless effort to conserve the environment, the seedlings were thriving very well and the community had taken full responsibility on protecting them. Below happy community members standing along the river channel where we planted the seedlings.
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Happy community and Soysambu staff

Happy community and Soysambu staff

ANTI- POACHING OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Speaking for the animals is more than a call than a career, that is why Soysambu Conservancy staff in collaboration with BORNFREE FOUNDATION dedicated ten days for Desnaring and community outreach through video shows on the reasons as to why we should conserve Wildlife.
The schools that was reached with the conservation gospel were; Kiungururia Primary, Pema high School, Nderit high school, kong’asis Primary, Oljorai Primary and Rhino primary.

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Video show at Kong'asis primary school.

Video show at Kong’asis primary school.

 

 

Video show at Oljorai primary school.

Video show at Oljorai primary school.