Documentary on Poaching In Kenya
Core Assertion- Poaching is more than enforcement problem.
Logline –The Hunter becomes the Hunted.
This is a 20 minute documentary that highlights Poaching. Poaching is a persistent global problem with a profound effect on the East African region, especially in Kenya. The international demand for ivory and rhino horn is fuelling catastrophic declines in the elephant and rhino populations in Kenya, Tanzania and throughout Africa. As is the case for many countries in Africa, in Kenya wildlife crime has evolved over time and presents new challenges to wildlife conservation. Kenya’s estimated 33,000 elephants and 1,010 rhinos, in addition to a mosaic of other wildlife, are concentrated not only in national parks, but scattered throughout the country across officially protected areas, private ranches, county council territories, and both communal and private lands.
The aim of the documentary is to highlight the effects of poaching for example it has shown that these captives, Elephants suffer under isolation from their kind and fail to thrive and reproduce as well as they would on protected lands or sanctuaries. The Documentary will give a clear perspective from when poaching started becoming an issue and how they tackled it back then. Kenya experienced high levels of elephant and rhino poaching which threatened the survival of both species. Poaching was mainly conducted by armed bandits from Somalia and was prevalent in pastoral areas outside officially protected wildlife areas. The period before the establishment of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in 1989 was characterized by massive poaching, insecurity in the parks, inefficiency and low morale within the game department, partly a result of inadequate support in conserving and managing Kenya’s wildlife. In response to those challenges, a uniformed and disciplined KWS brought about a considerable improvement in wildlife security and helped to stabilize the wildlife and tourism sectors.
The documentary will begin with a video showing sprawling, dramatic wild lands and glittering urban skylines are breathtaking; the intimate images of elephants who’ve been cruelly killed and left to decay in the baking sun are heartbreaking, as is the sight of their loved ones surrounding them in silent mourning. As the story unfolds it will have a narrator that explains the killing of African elephants for their tusks and the smuggling of ivory to China, where selling the precious material is legal but corrupt, black-market business practices still exist nonetheless. They hop from Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia to China, Hong Kong and Vietnam, with a brief stop in London in between.
Reporting to the Veterinary Officer I for undertaking clinical interventions, diseases surveillance and outbreak investigations, and veterinary procedures during capture and translocation of wildlife.
Duties ; Responsibilities
Provide clinical veterinary interventions to sick and injured wildlife
Help with the documentary creation in the medical matters
Respond and investigate wildlife disease outbreaks.
Perform veterinary procedures during capture and translocation exercises
Provide clinical and preventive care to animals in specialized security units
Perform post-mortem examination and collection of relevant specimens for submission to the lab
Perform forensic pathology on suspected wildlife crime – related cases -and give expert evidence in a court.
Undertake passive surveillance and monitoring of wildlife diseases.
Collect biological samples opportunistically for use in veterinary research
Respond to incidences of human wildlife conflicts that require veterinary intervention
Rescue of wild animals in distress such as orphans, injured and sick to a nurturing or care facility
Write and submit timely veterinary intervention reports
Apprehend violators and issues citations/fines
Patrol assigned areas/regions
Coordinate and oversee educational programs for the public
Assist wildlife management efforts
Partner with other law enforcement agencies
Conduct search and rescue operations
Write incident reports and testify in court
Collect and catalogue evidence
Investigate and collect data on wildlife and environmental changes
Conditions of Eligibility of Applicants
The Applicant must have direct experience as Transaction Advisor or Consultant relating to Wildlife conservancy or relevant field. Assignments preferably may relate to the projects of Wildlife watching, expert in Poachers and Project Management.
An Applicant is eligible to submit only one Application for Transaction Advisor. An Applicant applying individually or as a member of a Consortium (up to two members) shall not be entitled to submit another application either individually or as a member of any Consortium as the case may be.
The Applicant shall be catered for all of the costs associated with the preparation of their Proposals and their participation in the Selection Process.
It shall be deemed that by submitting the Proposal, the Applicant has:
(a) made a complete and careful examination of the Application
(b) received all relevant information requested
(c) acknowledged and accepted the risk of inadequacy, error or mistake in the information provided in the application.
(d) acknowledged and agreed that inadequacy, lack of completeness or incorrectness of information provided in the Proposal shall not be a basis for any claim for compensation, damages, extension of time for performance of its obligations, loss of profits etc. from the Authority, or a ground for termination of the Agreement
(e) agreed to be bound by the undertakings provided by it under and in terms hereof.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT # UNIT PRICE TOTAL COST
PRODUCING ; PRODUCTION STAFF – RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT PHASE 1 Director/Producer/Writer 1 flat 5,000 5,000
2 Producer 1 flat 5,000 5,000
3 AP/Researcher 1 flat 2000 2000
4 Sound 10 days 700 7000
5 Editor 3 weeks 750 7500
6 Production Assistants
10 days 150 1500
PRODUCTION EXPENSES # UNIT x PRICE TOTAL COST
1 Canon C100 Mark II package with 3 lenses 1 allow 0.50 9999 5000
2 64 GB SDXC cards 4 cards 0.50 128 5012
3 Canon BP-975 Battery 3 batteries 0.50 214 321
4 Field laptop w/built-in SD card reader 1 allow 0.50 1200 600
5 Carrying Case 1 allow 0.50 250 125
6 Tripod 1 allow 0.50 1500 750
PRODUCTION EXPENSES # UNIT PRICE TOTAL COST
1 Sound equipment rentals 35 days 150 5250
2 Sound equipment purchases 0 allow 0 0
3 Batteries ; Expendables 35 days 15 525
4 Miscellaneous 1 allow 150 150
LIGHTING ; GRIP 3,850
1 Lighting ; grip package rental 35 days 100 3500
2 Lighting ; grip purchases 0 allow 0 0
3 Expendables 1 allow 200 200
4 Miscellaneous 1 allow 150 150
PUBLICITY STILLS 1300
1 Photographer 1 flat 1000 1000
2 Film, Processing, Prints 1 allow 300 300
Month Reason Comments
November 2018 Meetings with Sponsors December 2018 Checking Status with Sponsors January 2019 Getting Crew ,Licenses and Permissions February 2019 Allocating spaces to shoot March 2019 Starting to shoot Length Of Program
The documentary will run for 20 minutes
Means of CordificationThe national wildlife conservation and management strategy shall prescribe the principles, objectives, standards, indicators, procedures and incentives for the protection, conservation, management sustainable utilization and control of wildlife resources and shall, in particular prescribe—
(a) Measures for the protection of wildlife species and their habitats and ecosystems;
(b) Norms and standards for ecosystem-based conservation plans;
(c) Measures facilitating community-based natural resources management practices in wildlife conservation and management;
Priority areas for wildlife conservation and projections on increasing designated wildlife conservation areas in form of national parks, national reserves, conservancies and sanctuaries;
(e) Innovative schemes and incentives to be applied in securing identified critical wildlife migratory routes, corridors and dispersal areas for sustainable wildlife conservation and management;
(f) Clear targets indicating projection in terms of specific percentage of landscape and seascape to be brought under protected areas, conservancies and sanctuaries over the next five years;
(g) National wildlife research and monitoring priorities and information systems, including—
(i) research priorities;
(ii) the collection and management of data and information regarding the status of wildlife resources.
(iii) procedures for gathering wildlife data and the analysis and dissemination of wildlife information;
(iv) wildlife management information system;
(h) measures necessary to ensure equitable sharing of benefits;
(i) guidelines for granting and monitoring wildlife user rights;
(j) criteria for listing and measures for protection and management of endangered and threatened species;
(k) innovative measures for mitigating human wildlife conflict;
(l) framework for capacity development and training for effective wildlife management;
(m) measures for wildlife disease surveillance and control;
(n) adaptation and mitigation measures to avert adverse impacts of climate change on wildlife resources and its habitats;
(o) reflection on regional co-operation and common approaches for enhancing protection, conservation and management of shared wildlife resources; and
(p) any other matter that the Cabinet Secretary considers necessary to enhance protection, conservation and management of wildlife, resources in the country.