On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos

by Ol Pejeta Conservancy
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos
On The Scent: Meet the Dogs Protecting 200 Rhinos

Project Report | Feb 20, 2024
Paws In Action: Your Impact on Wildlife Protection

By Leah Crabtree | Project Leader

Photo Credit: Mital Patel
Photo Credit: Mital Patel

We’re thrilled to share you with an update from Ol Pejeta’s K9 unit.

Behind every successful dog is a skilled handler and our team is blessed with 12 who are the driving force behind our efforts to combat poaching and protect the invaluable wildlife on Ol Pejeta.

It’s been a busy period for the team, since October 2023 they have responded to 38 anti-poaching incidents, 42 human-wildlife conflict incidents and one intrusion on the conservancy. Each one of these incidents has been responded to by our incredible team which has seen them cover a distance of over 170km in the process. Our K9 dog’s remarkable hunting and detection abilities, coupled with an acute sense of smell, and exceptional speed means they can alert rangers to the presence of poachers up to a kilometre away, as well as locate concealed arms and ammunition. Instances like this underscore the indispensable role played by the ranger team and our K9 unit dogs in the protection of the wildlife that calls Ol Pejeta home.

In other news, on February 27th 2024, our three tracking dogs – Sarah, Diego and Sugar will be celebrating their third birthday. Witnessing their journey has been nothing short of incredible as we've observed them grow, develop strong bonds with their handlers, and evolve into the successful working dogs they are today.

This milestone is also a poignant reminder of the impact of your unwavering support. Your contributions have facilitated extensive training, cutting-edge equipment, and ongoing professional development throughout the dog’s lives so far. This support has not only enhanced the proficiency and effectiveness of our K9 unit in anti-poaching operations but also ensured the physical and emotional well-being of our canine heroes.

Your donations support the costs of dog and handler training, kenneling, veterinary care, and nutritious food for our K9 unit. This ensures that our dogs remain in peak health and are ready for any challenges they may face in the field. Thank you for being an indispensable part of our journey. Your generosity is making a tangible difference in our mission to achieve zero poaching on the Conservancy.

Photo Credit: Mital Patel
Photo Credit: Mital Patel
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Oct 24, 2023
Join us in celebrating their retirement

By Domenica Dryer | Project Leader

Jun 27, 2023
Our K9's on the first line of defence!

By Domenica Dryer | Project Leader

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Location: Nanyuki - Kenya
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Twitter: @olpejeta
Project Leader:
Leah Crabtreee
Nanyuki , Kenya
$16,188 raised of $100,000 goal
 
116 donations
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