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KAWFT - Appeals & Thank Yous - December 2017

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APPEAL for any CELLPHONES
If you have any lying around in your draws or cupboards or Father Christmas gave you a new one this year!!
With the nature of work our Patrols and Parks Rangers do, cell phones are often damaged when dropped whilst walking or running in the bush as well as into the lake when on lake patrols.

These are all personal phones that are lifelines to the Rangers and communication by whatsapp, sms and calls can mean the arrest of a poacher or people illegally collecting sand, stone wood etc.

THANK YOU'S


AUGUST TASTY TREAT SALE - Thank you to all those who donated towards and helped with the Tasty Treat Sale. Well worth the effort even though there was not that much traffic due to the spell of fuel shortages at the time !! We will definitely hold this again in 2018.

Kariba Fun Run - August 2017 

Beneficiary support received from the above event goes a very long way to helping KAWFT continue with the daily work done with wildlife in conjunction with Parks and Wildlife.
Thank…

KAWFT - LUCKY SIGHTINGS & ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - DECEMBER 2017

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PAINTED DOG SIGHTING
early morning 13KM from MAKUTI on HARARE main Rd.  PACK APPROX 15 WITH PUPS -  21 NOV 2017

A Kariba resident was sooooooooooooo lucky to see this pack with their pups!


ENVIRONMENT RUINATION & DEPLETION  +  ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES Come on people, let’s play our part in our new Zimbabwe and clean up our acts !!! REPORT these illegal activities
Despite continual clamp downs by the Parks Authorities, the illegal removal of wood, sand and stone removal continues It is difficult to contain this and residents can play their part by reporting information on illegal wood, sand and stone removal.

The Parks Estate area opposite Nyamhunga is completely denuded of trees due to illegal removal. It is illegal to enter this area without a Parks Permit and anyone caught will be fined and/or be sentenced. Soon, opposite Batonga and Baobab Ext will be the same.
Illegal sand removal from the rivers along the main road and other areas causes erosion with much repercussion, the immediate being -…

KAWFT - All things Zebra! - December 2017 Update

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BRAND NEW ZEBRA FOAL- 4TH DECEMBER 2017

Natureways Safaris kindly forwarded these photos of this wobbly legged newbie less than 24 hours old, seen at Mica Point.


ZEBRA COLT WITH LOOSE SNARE  13 JUNE 2017

A Resident returning home from assisting with daily snare patrol drop offs reported this Zebra colt with a fresh wire SNARE loosely around his neck and trailing behind and catching on their hooves.
Within minutes of the above report, Parks called us with the same report -Peters Point and Camp Hill turn off just before the dam wall.
Another small herd came in before the darting and there was much tip toeing around each other, baring of teeth and flattened ears before they all calmed down and greeted each other.


This was a very difficult area to work in with cliffs, holes, gulley’s, fences and poles with wire stays as well as a very busy main road.
A huge movement of light and very heavy vehicles in this area due to the ongoing installation work of 2 new Generators as well as the Border post t…

NEW ADDITIONS & NAUGHTY ZEBRAS - 25/2/18

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NEW ADDITIONS AND NAUGHTY ZEBRAS – 25/2/18


We’ve had several reports of new babies – other zebra herds have new additions as well as new Buffalo calves, bushbuck and elephants.
The resident Zebra herd that hang around Lomagundi Lakeside have a new addition to their family.
This cute, fluffy little youngster is full of energy and very inquisitive!

The adults in this herd are very naughty – they have learnt how to open the garden tap with their teeth to drink! Clever….. except they forget to switch off the running tap when they’ve finished having their drink!




MORE SNARES !!! & DUMP SITE ELECTRIC FENCE IS UP KARIBA ANIMAL WELFARE FUND TRUST UPDATE 22/5/17

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MORE SNARES !!! & 
DUMP SITE ELECTRIC FENCE IS UP 

KARIBA ANIMAL WELFARE FUND TRUST UPDATE 22/5/17


Trust Details At Bottom Of Email

REMEMBER: When Driving or walking, Animals always have the right of way !!!!


SNARE PATROL DOUBLED UP FRIDAY 12/5/17
Due to the cable snare found on the side of the road next to the flattened bush area, near the Baobab Ext turn off, see – ALERT - POSSIBLE SNARED ELEPHANT - KARIBA ANIMAL WELFARE FUND TRUST 11/5/17 Parks availed 3 extra Rangers so 2 teams were on the ground.
One team to sweep the above area - the gully from the dump, across the main tar road following the gully along side of baobab through Batonga. The other team continued on as normal with the area designated for the Friday Sweep

One of the patrols is shown the area of the incident, which would be snare swept  the next day The Patrol recovered 4 wires snares (for Bush buck, Water Buck, Kudu etc.) in the short area from the dump site to the main tar road.
Across the main tar road to the above area…