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Welcome to our January e-newsletter. The start of 2020 has been very exciting for us here at Ol Pejeta. We have a lot to report on and are very proud to share our successes with you. We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and continue to share our stories with your family and friends.
Thank you as always for supporting our work.
Ol Pejeta on the map… Literally!
Wildlife enthusiasts from all around the globe can now take a virtual tour of Ol Pejeta – thanks to the launch of Google Street View in December, for Ol Pejeta and 21 other Kenyan wildlife parks. If you have not had the chance to visit us yet, this will give you a glimpse of the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.
13-year-old girl raises money for Ol Pejeta’s armed rangers
A school visit to Ol Pejeta was the turning point for 13-year-old Mikayla Wissanji. The opportunity to see wildlife up-close, and learn about the danger most of the animals face because of human greed, made her decide that she had to do something. Mikayla returned from her trip committed to finding a way she could actively play her part in wildlife conservation.
Our latest health outreach in collaboration with our corporate partner, JW Seagon and the county government focused on the nutrition health in our communities. In an area where the diet is mainly milk and red meat, it comes as no surprise that many people suffer from malnutrition.
With the help of our community health volunteers, we managed to screen 101 community members last month. Out of these, 32 were placed into a nutrition programme which will involve biweekly follow-ups for three months. This will ensure that the participants adapt to the new healthy lifestyle and stick to it.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!
Do you have a plan for your loved ones?
We have the most perfect gift idea for you – a Sudan scarf from Mia Kora. By purchasing one of these scarves, you are supporting Ol Pejeta’s conservation efforts.
Inspired by the story of the last male northern white rhino, the creators of these beautiful artistic scarves hope you will spread the story of Sudan and motivate people to take a more active role in helping protect our wildlife.
In August last year, a consortium of scientists performed a procedure that produced two pure northern white rhino embryos. Just before Christmas, the same team created a third embryo. This means that we now have an even higher chance of a positive embryo transfer into a surrogate mother in the future.
Your fitness goals this year can save a rhino. Registration is open for our third Virtual Ultra Marathon. Last year our dedicated participants raised US$ 14,000 all of which goes towards the costs of keeping our rhinos safe. This year you can choose to run, walk, cycle, row, ride, hop, skip or jump to finish the 1,200Km route as you try to achieve your US$ 1,000 donation goal. Get your family, friends, and pets to support you by covering the distance with you or by donating to your campaign.
Last year our armed rangers received a US$10,000 donation from one of our conservation partners, For Rangers. With this donation, we were able to procure jackets, shelter sheets, sleeping bags, thermal top long sleeves among other items which will greatly improve the rangers’ working conditions during their night patrols.
For Rangers is a dedicated group of individuals who support wildlife by taking on the most challenging and daring events on the planet, in the hope of bringing attention to the plight of rangers across Africa. We are truly grateful for their support over the years in equipping and training our armed rangers to become global leaders in the fight against wildlife crime.
2020 Last Male Standing Rhino Cup
Every year, for the last five years, cricket lovers have met on the scenic plains of Ol Pejeta Conservancy and battled it out to be the last man standing. The tournament aims to fund the efforts that are ongoing in trying to continue Sudan’s legacy through the northern white rhino IVF project and towards and the Foundation for Youth Cricket & Education in Kenya (FYCEK).
This year’s tournament will be held over the weekend of 19/20/21 June and has grown to accommodate all our supporters. It will be split into two separate competitions;
The Rhino Cup for competitive club cricketers
The Sudan Smash for the more social players
If you are interested in registering a team for the 2020 tournament or being an event sponsor please contact Rob.Stevenson. We hope to see you in June!