One of the most difficult jobs’s that Maasailand Preservation Trust game scout is to curb illegal wildlife hunting. Such operations are weary and risky. Most of the poachers are armed with poisoned arrows and machetes, with a sole aim of killing wildlife for commercial and domestic use. Over the years, this has taken a new dimension due to complicated change of poachers hunting tactics. In our observation, we have noted that the poachers have started using the moon phases to hunt, but they don’t take into account that our scouts are vigilant day and night.
In the last two years the informer program was introduced. These are guys who move around collecting information and relying it to our game scouts who then set an ambush of the culprit with the help of Kenya wildlife Service.
Some of these scenes are horrifying to see like this one taken where three two gazelles and a kudu were found on transit for sale. By donating to the Maasailand preservation Trust, such scenes will be stopped and save our wildlife.