Thuma Telegraph - Greeting
Dear Friends and supporters!
Its been a long time since we have given some news about our work in Thuma and Dedza FR. Things have been hectic here and we are working harder than ever to protect these majestic forests and the remaining wildlife.
We had many volunteers assisting us and who have worked so hard with us and left many changes for the better.
The year has flown I can’t believe it is already Oct .... Christmas is only around the corner! And we still have so much work to do before the rains come.
First ever sighting of carachal in Thuma FR.
Over the last few months we have had to fight for the survival of our elephants. We have been hit with an ultimatum to completely fence both reserves or remove the elephants from here to somewhere else, we have also been hit with a killing spree of gun poachers from Malawi and Zambia who killed three of our elephants, we have managed to arrest 3 gun poachers. We help organized and taken part in the first ever peaceful march/ demonstration for wildlife in Malawi and many other things. And we have a new donor US Fish and Wildlife Service, which is fantastic news. Thomas from REA came for his yearly visit leaving new boots, uniforms, hats, binoculars and many other goodies. We have got new sleeping bags from Abraham foundation started building a new camp and funding to build a fence extension, which is amazing. We have recruited new scouts and our numbers are higher than ever before so we are moving in a new direction and it’s the right one.
Our donors and supporters have been amazing throughout all these highs and lows and it is you that gives us the courage, strength and conviction to continue our work here. Hope you enjoy this catch up on our work.