Elephant poaching continues at an alarming rate. In November, six carcasses and ten active camps were found in the northern Moyowosi Game Reserve by our microlight pilot on patrol. Shortly after those discoveries, six more carcasses were found in the middle of the Ugalla Game Reserve. FCF teams are following up and are hopeful they will receive positive feedback.
The dangers of anti-poaching were once again realized during December. An FCF ranger was struck in the forearm while fending off a blow from a machete directed at him by a poacher resisting arrest. The FCF ranger is to undergo surgery to repair nerve damage to his arm and will be off duty for several months. The entire FCF team wishes him a speedy recovery!