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Blast from the Past - Cheetah Survey: Phase 2!
Written by Victoria Yu using past newsletters...
July 2004-October 2005: Phase 1—complete.
Though our census is now complete, in 2006 the real work was just beginning. With our East African Wildlife Society and Kenya Wildlife Service partners we drafted the report on phase I and evaluated our methodology to begin Phase II of the National Cheetah Survey. Thanks to our project sponsors, Cincinnati Zoo Angel Fund, EAWLS Stichting and Cheetah Conservation Fund… we are well on our way to a better understanding of cheetahs in Kenya.
In this phase we put our determination, skills, and vehicles to the test, researching cheetah numbers outside protected areas, where lack of security and infrastructure meant delays and difficult footwork for us. These regions in northern and central Kenya included: Laikipia, Tsavo East, Samburu, Isiolo, Meru, Marsabit, Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, Tana River, Ijara, Lamu and Garissa. With so much ground to cover, it's not wonder we were out tracking for the next two years!
Action for Cheetahs in Kenya needs your help. To make a donation, please visit Project Survival – www.cathaven.com/shop/
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