Thank you to all who donated to the families of Ijema, our injured ranger, and Abdi, our ranger who suffered a fatal gunshot wound. We received an outpouring of heartfelt messages from all over the world as well as generous donations that totaled $6781, which has been passed on to both families on your behalf.
Abdi’s family will also benefit from Wildlife Works hiring one of their family members, Ali Adoww, who is currently being trained as a ranger.
Wildlife Works has put Ijema up in a comfortable home in town and is supporting him through his recovery, including the surgeries to repair his shoulder. The titanium shoulder was donated by an Australian doctor and the replacement surgery is scheduled for June of this year. Other good news is that he has regained mobility in his hand and is surrounded by many friends and colleagues.
Ijema (pictured above) wanted to pass along this message to you, “Thank you all for your support. Poaching is a serious problem and we need to do everything in our power to stop those participating in this harmful activity. Please help us to raise awareness around the world.”