MIKE Officer and Research Assistant
Wilson is the Field Assistant in Kenya for the Elephants and Bees Project, overseeing data collection in the Samburu beehive project sites in Ngare Mara and Attan communities and helping down in Tsavo when extra help is needed. Wilson is from the Turkana tribe and has seen human-wildlife conflict escalate within his community. He is now a vocal advocate of the Beehive Fence deterrent system and is encouraging beekeeping activities within his community.
As a field officer for the Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) project in Samburu, Wilson is acutely aware of the threat of humans to the lives of elephants in the area and believes that reducing human-elephant conflict could help improve the attitudes of local farmers and pastoralists to elephants.