Saturday, July 31, 2010
John Saigilu is a Ranger for Shompole Group Ranch. He has been based at Loisiijo for the past 6 months, and accompanies the guests on game and bird walks.
John joined the Shompole Group Ranch Ranger team in 2005. He followed a four month training course at the Kenya Wildlife Service. Manyani training school
Before joining us at Loisiijo he was on anti poaching patrol and was promoted after catching charcoal burners in the Group Ranch. Shompole leaders banned charcoal burning many years ago. I wish more Communities could follow this model.
John is very knowledgeable on animal behavior and he is currently working on the Loisiijo bird list. Being a local Masai community member, he can also explain the traditions & culture of the Masai, including the traditional uses of plants & trees.