The continuous monitoring of wildlife populations across the Kasigau Corridor is a core element of the project’s theory of change, and one of the requirements for reporting under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standard. The project is located between the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks – representing an important wildlife corridor. Wildlife Works has established various wildlife monitoring protocols, including: the quarterly KCRP road transects, the monthly aerial transects, the anecdotal daily logs and the Rukinga sanctuary camera traps. Recently, the KCRP has initiated the use of a new app – The Cluey App – developed by Sensing Clues in collaboration with a team of wildlife conservation organizations including Wildlife Works. This application enables rangers to easily register any field observations (including wildlife sightings, illegal activities, infrastructure and threats), share data and work both online and offline through areas of limited network coverage. While the biodiversity monitoring team has seen fluctuations in the number of wildlife encounters throughout the years, a general increase has been observed across the corridor in recent years.
*Kasigau Corridor Half Year Report Q1-Q2 2022