Kenya Wildlife Service has recently taken delivery of a brand new Bell 407 helicopter at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. Â This has given the organisation an increase of internal capacity for aerial surveys, and to transport workers to locations where they need to deal with vital situations.
At the handover, KWS Executive Director Julius Kipngetich said that the organisation will also take on a Cessna 208 Caravan in 2012. Â By 2015 he foreseesevery national park having a small aircraft at the park headquarters to ease instant reports like poaching, to monitor the wildlife, to ease emergency evacuations and to improve operations and response time.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com