The Gentlemen

During their visit to the headquarters of Niassa Special Reserve, the President of the Republic, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and the First Lady, participated this Saturday, 31 July 2021 (World Ranger Day) in the operation of exchange of Satellite monitoring collar.

In 2018, the President of the Republic visited the Niassa Special Reserve and participated in the collar exchange operation, christening an elephant with the name “Mr President”.

This year, the President of the Republic and his wife participated in yet another operation to change the collar of the elephant known as “Mr. President”, after several attempts to locate him, President Filipe Nyusi and the technical team of the collar exchange operation decided to put the collar on another elephant to which the President of the Republic named Mr. “The Gentleman”.

The placement of monitoring collars via satellite is one of the technological interventions introduced in our Conservation Areas to control the movements of animals, elephants in particular, due to their various seasonal movements including food preferences, which makes it possible to better plan the inspection effort as well as prevent human-animal conflict.

This satellite monitoring collar exchange operation was also witnessed by the Minister of Land and Environment and the Minister Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of the Republic of Kenya.