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Kshs 18million equipment secured to support Night Vision

Date Published: 21 Jul, 2014
Kshs 18million equipment secured to support Night Vision

From L to R Looking at the Night Vision equipment, Jack Marubu Community- Warden, Ibrahim Ogle- Assistant Director, Reza Sadeghi of ATM Inc, Edwin Wanyonyi-Ag. Deputy Director Strategy & Change and Dr. Bill Clark KWS Liaison Officer in USA.

Kenya Wildlife Service has received a significant boost in its fight against poaching with a pledge of Kshs. 17.8million (US $ 210,000) towards the purchase of night vision equipment. 

The support was made to the KWS team while attending the recently concluded 2014 Smithsonian Folk Festival – Kenya Mambo Poa in Washington DC. The night vision equipment which has high performance capability will enable the KWS rangers to “own the night”.

The pledges were made by the Wood and Tiger Foundation Kshs 5.5million (US $ 64,000), Pegasus Foundation Kshs 3.8million (US $ 45,000), and Wild Cat Foundation through Animal Welfare Institute will provide Kshs. 8.5million (US $ 100,000.

 

 

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