Happy New Year to you all and a HUGE THANK YOU for your support! This is incredibly generous of you and your team and we cannot thank you enough, especially under the circumstances of 2020 and 2021. This will go a very long way towards helping conserve the Kafue National Park.
We hope that it won’t be too long before we are able to welcome you back to Zambia and the Kafue.
All our best wishes and thanks again!
Anti Poaching, Kafue, Zambia2021 - Anti Poaching, Kafue, Zambia - donation of USD 12,500
The collapse of tourism due to the current pandemic is devastating for a smaller operation like Musekese Conservation (MC). Therefore support is needed and appreciated more than ever during this challenging times.
In addition deteriorating socioeconomic conditions almost inevitably led to an increase in illegal activities, including poaching. Despite these difficult challenges MC managed to hire and train another anti-poaching team (there are now three teams in total), as well as acquire a light aircraft to introduce aerial support. An associated aircraft hangar at Lufupa airstrip was also built. 137 snares were recovered in the area, 61 poachers arrested thanks to the work of the teams. 18 individual leopards were identified, only a single one was found with a snare that was successfully removed. 9 lion cubs across two prides were born, tracks and sightings of hyenas increased. Elephants have been seen in large numbers with multiple breeding herds. Their extensive use of the area is testament to the safety provided by the patrol teams.
With a further donation of USD 12,500 we would like to continue to maintain and promote the excellent work and achievements of Musekese Conservation.
More success stories related to this project
2020 - Anti Poaching Kafue, Zambia - Donation of US$ 21,250
The donation is a contributation to the operational costs of Musekese Conservation who operate in Zambia's remote Kafue National Park. The annual operating costs are approximately USD 130,000 so every penny must be watched. We are supporting Tyrone & Phil and their work in Kafue National Park.
Tyrone McKeith & Phil Jeffery - Musekese Conservation
Tyrone McKeith & Phil Jeffery founded Musekese Conservation in 2018 in response to a sharp increase in poaching in the North-Eastern sector of the Kafue NP.
Both Phil & Tyrone are graduates of the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology (DICE) and together have over two decades of experience working in KNP in many different capacities, from guide training and lodge management to working with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in developing the current Park Management Plans.
Phil has grown up in Zambia and is following in the footsteps of his father, a wildlife biologist who has spent many years working in the wildlife and conservation fields in Zambia and the region. Phil spent the first few years of his life growing up in the Luangwa Valley and is a keen amateur photographer and private pilot.
Tyrone has been coming to Zambia since he was a child and now calls this wonderful country home. Tyrone is also a keen photographer and naturalist, often delivering talks about wildlife and conservation.