VIDEO: Calculating carbon stocks at the Tsavo Kasigau corridor
STORY NAME: CALCULATING CARBON STOCK AT KASIGAU CORRIDORS.
LOCATION: KASIGAU CORRIDORS, TSAVO
DATE SHOT: 10/10/2022
SOUND: NATURAL SOUND WITH ENGLISH SPEECH
SOURCE: BIRD STORY AGENCY
ASPECT RATIO: 16.9
ORIGINAL FRAME RATE: 24 fps (progressive).
INTRO: A team at Wildlife Works is calculating the carbon stock at Kasigau corridor in efforts to conserve the forests
1. KASIGAU CORRIDORS AND THE ENVIRONS AT TSAVO
2. TRUCK VEHICLES DRIVING ALONG THE CORRIDORS
3. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“Kasigau corridor is a corridor because it links between the Tsavo west and the Tsavo east. It was a migration route for the animals and it is still a migration route so we’re in between, sandwiched between the two Tsavos’.
4. JOSHUA AND HIS TEAM INSPECTING THE CORRIDOR
5. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“My role is to go out there in the field, do carbon measurements on the trees and the ecosystems. We also do biodiversity stuff in terms of collecting data and monitoring.”
6. TRUCK VEHICLES DRIVING ALONG THE CORRIDOR
7. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“Right now we are heading to close to Chuma Mbili, we have a plot there. It’s a biomass plot that’s where we are going to measure and record the data.”
8. JOSHUA AND THE TEAM MEASURING THE TREES.
9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“So we have plot coordinates, so the plot coordinates, we fill on this GPS, sometimes some of the plots are very far, and sometimes we can find which are close by but we move around using our vehicles up to where our GPS will read a point of zero. When we reach to that point then we camp in our metal centre then we stretch out our temp on a northward direction using our magnetic compass then we measure each and every tree going clockwise depending on the radius of the plot.”
10. PLACING A METAL ROD ON THE GROUND.
11. STRETCHING TAPE TO MEASURE THE PLOT.
12. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“As the tape stretches, that will be our starting line, then we’ll be moving on a clockwise direction.”
13. WILDLIFE WORKS TEAM TAKING TREE MEASUREMENTS
14. RECORDING THE MEASUREMENTS.
15. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“After measuring each and every tree, we have to tag it for our monitoring purposes.”
16. A TAG BEING PUT ON A TREE
17. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“We do biomass plots, we start with our magnetic north and we normally use magnetic north and so this is where our 5metre point is, so from this point, you just start with direction either right or left, 2 metres then we make a square plot then we harvest all the herbaceous vegetation within that square plot, then we measure it.”
18. HERBACEOUS VEGETATION BEING CUT
19. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“After harvesting this plot, then we measure each and everything that we have harvested from this plot then we measure here on the field to get the green weight then after that, we dry them for a week, then after drying, the difference in the green weight and dry weight then whatever we record, we send it to the US office, that’s when they do the calculation and for the vegetation, the dry mass, of each vegetation, half of it, of the dry mass is carbon.”
20. TAKING GREEN GRASS WEIGHT MEASUREMENT
21. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“Because it’s shrubs, it’s different from how we do trees because we count them on how bushy they look.”
22. TAPE MEASURE BEING STRETCHED ON THE PLOT.
23. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): JOSHUA KITIRO, WILDLIFE WORKS, SAYING:
“So what we’re going to do, we’ll just still stretch our tape, 15 metres then we put some fliers around the 50metre radius plot then from there, individual person will go around noting all the shrubs within this plot.”
24. TAGGING THE TREES