By Michael Gachanja
In recognition that solutions to poaching will require government to government collaboration, and that the current situation remains dire, the Chinese Government on 15th August 2014 donated anti-poaching equipment to the East African Wild Life Society and the Mara Conservation Fund. The Vice Chairman of EAWLS, Mr. Joe Kibe received the donation on behalf of EAWLS and MCF. The occasion was witnessed by the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Dr. Liu Xianfa and the Kenya Wildlife.
Ser vice Acting Director General, Mr. William Kiprono. Other guests included the EAWLS Director, Michael Gachanja, MCF Chairman, Mr. Zhuo Qiang “Simba” and Director of Lusaka Agreement Task Force, Mr. Bonaventure Ebayi. The equipment will enhance security cover for wildlife through targeted patrols by Community Conservancies in Nor thern Rangelands and North Coast and facilitate implementation of a standardized system for monitoring elephant in the two areas. The four beneficiaries of Por table tents, Camel back packs, Sleeping bags, Binoculars, GPS and Unit huts for radio room and of fice sets are; Nasuulu, Leparua, Nakuprat-Gotu and Ndera community wildlife conservancies.