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The nomadic tribes of the Milgis Trust area once lived in harmony with the wild creatures of this land and the Trust is positive that once more they can live in peace side by side.

Numbers of wildlife are dwindling fast throughout the world, with many species threatened to the point of extinction. But the Matthews-Ndotos region can provide a stable and safe environment for many of these rare and endangered species and the Milgis Trust is working hard to support and sustain it.

 

The Trust provides protection to wildlife through the employment of local security scouts who monitor the wildlife and report any illegal activities or wounded animals. Any security issues are followed up in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and every effort is given to rescuing wounded animals so that they can be cared for until they make a full recovery.

 

With these security and communications systems in place, the Trust has witnessed how quickly the wildlife responds to the increased safety of the area and has watched triumphantly as wildlife numbers increase as its conservation efforts continue to expand.

 

This habitat supports many key species including the African Elephant, Greater and Lesser Kudu, Grevy’s Zebra, DeBrazza’s Monkey, Desert Warthog and many of the large predators including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Hyena, Jackal and the endangered African Wild Dog; all of which, we are thrilled to report are slowly rebuilding in numbers and thriving.

 

Grevy’s Zebra

Since early records of their distribution, Grevy's zebra have undergone one of the most substantial reductions of range of any African mammal. The Milgis Trust works closely with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust which has employed “Grevy’s Zebra Ambassadors” from the local communities in areas where Grevy’s zebra are found. Their role is to stop the ongoing poaching of Grevy’s zebra and to raise awareness among their community members and monitor the species.