Soralo initiated a community Game scout programme. The main objective of the programme is to enhance Biodiversity conservation and wildlife management in the dispersal areas within the Soralo Group Ranches in Namanga,Magadi,and masai Mara,while at the same time imprope the social economic standards of the host communities.
Soralo is spearheading the opening up of the southern tourist circuit , and promote the creation of a main conservation area in the region.
The Scouts are involved in the day to day management of wildlife and resources in the non protected areas.Scouts play a crucial role in the protection of wildlife , environment, and resources in the areas where KWS and other government conservation efforts cannot reach due
to shortage of man power and other resources.
The main roles of the scouts are:
- To carry out anti-poaching patrols.
- Monitoring and protection of endangered wildlife.
- Environmental protection.
- Environmental awareness education.
The game scouts carry out this initiative in collaboration with the Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Department, local administration, District Environmental committees and other agencies that can provide professional and technical support.
Under the leadership of their corporal, they carry out daily patrols within the group ranch, looking for any signs of poaching and illegal timber harvesting, and act as mediators if any human-wildlife incidents arise. They are responsible for arresting poachers, rescuing wounded animals, protecting threatened animals, controlling human-wildlife conflict and collecting scientific data on biodiversity.
In the eco-tourism area, they help keep track of different wildlife species by recording their GPS location in the conservancy during their patrols. The scouts also act as guides for researchers and other visitors during game drives.