News & Updates
Team and volunteers with snared kudu
Early morning Kalambeza 3Cº
Team after a successful clean up
operation in ‘Chimwara’ Farm
Zimbabwe, Newsletter September 2009
The temperature gauge is going up and with that also the poaching activities.
Even if I was in Holland this month to join my parents to celebrate their 50th
wedding- anniversary; the team constantly kept on combing out the forests
looking for the so much hated wire snares and their owners.
Holland was a busy time, in which I even had to go to Italy to see Flavia our
webmaster for maintenance reason for our website and to prepare an annual
calendar. We hope you will like the end result!
Back in Zimbabwe life goes on. Dutch friends of mine decided to get married
in Zimbabwe and thereafter there was a well received party at the 19th at
This month we started to take the ‘bush camping’ seriously. Bush camping
has the advantage that places that we not regularly patrol, get our undivided
attention. Mostly this results in a higher number of snares. Several farms
were visited from strategically chosen sights, which makes our efforts most
In order to get the maximum out of all our teammembers, I have hired an
old man as the ‘camp guard’. He stays at the base camp during our
patrol-activities which gives us an extra member in the field and him a bit of
This month we removed 163 snares in which 6 animals died. Under those
bush bucks and impala’s. The number of snares was about the same
compared to last year’s September.
Next month will again be a hot one and hopefully it will end in the first rains
for this area.
See you next month,
Martin & team
Driving through the bush every now and then we come across uncoming
traffic ? :)