Snares are strands of wire usually strung up between two tree trunks low to the ground. They are often used to catch zebra and wildebeest, so they can be sold illegally for bushmeat. This is a very common form of poaching in the Mara and one MEP patrol units often run into. In August alone, the Munyas team collected 20 snares from the forested area.
An example of some of the snares collected in August in Munyas.
During the great migration, Mara Elephant Project sees a rise in illegal bushmea…