Pioneer Conservationist John “Steve” Stephenson Dies (Obituary)

NAIROBI, Nov 8 (Swara) - John “Steve” Stephenson, who died in Nairobi on October 26 at the age of 101, was born in a...

An interview with Richard Leakey…

Richard Leakey, who died on 2nd January 2022, served as chairman of the East African Wild Life Society from 1984 to 1989. He spoke...

Forests and Energy

By Jackson Bambo.  The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises...

Coffee Farming as a Gorilla Conservation Tool in Uganda

By Charlotte Beauvoisin   Hidden in the dense rainforests that stretch across Uganda’s southwestern border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo dwells a...

Renowned Conservationist Richard Leakey Dies

NAIROBI, Jan 2 – Renowned paleontologist and conservationist Richard Leakey died on Sunday at the age of 77, Kenya’s president announced. Leakey served as...

Meet Swara Magazine Contributor, Rupi Mangat

Nairobi, Oct 18 (Swara) - We’re lucky enough to be interviewing travel and environmental writer Rupi Mangat today in our #MeetTheContributor series. She has...

KWS Seeks Information on Ranger Who Disappeared in August

Nairobi, Sept 27 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it is working with other government agencies in an effort to find a senior...

Kenya Announces Ban on Plastic Bags

The Government of Kenya announced today a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags, to take effect in six...

Kenyan Artists Release Music Video to Stop Deforestation

Nairobi, Jan 12 - Kenya’s rising rap stars, Anderson Mwakazi (aka Harshkid Luckystah) and fellow artists Benard Kaisa (aka Benkaizah) and Simon Mwanjala (aka...

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Preserving Amboseli: The Perils of Devolving Park Management

By Nancy Ogonje In 2023, plans to downgrade Amboseli National Park to a National Reserve, placing it under Kajiado...

Kenya’s Mara Reserve Embarks on Rhino Monitoring Project

Nairobi, May 7 (Swara)—In an initiative to bolster conservation efforts, The Safari Collection and Footprint Trust have joined forces to spearhead a...

Conservatory Order Extended to Protect Aberdare National Park and Forest

Nairobi, April 30 (Swara) - The Environment and Land Court in Nyeri has extended the conservatory order against the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru road...

Southern Patas Monkey Nears Extinction in Kenya and Tanzania

Nairobi, April 30  (Swara) - Scientists warn that the Southern patas monkey, once thriving in Kenya and Tanzania's savannahs, faces imminent extinction, marking a...

Court Halts Construction of Controversial Road through Aberdare National Park

Nairobi, April 17 (Swara) – A court in Kenya has issued an injunction against the proposed construction of the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru Road through the...

Two Cheetah Cubs Run Over and Killed by Vehicles in Kenya’s Samburu Area

BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, March 18 (Swara)—Wildlife conservationists reported two cheetahs killed in collisions with vehicles near the Chokaa Gate of Buffalo Springs...

Outcry as Poaching Again Threatens Amboseli Elephant Population

NAIROBI, March 18 (Swara) - In 1994, the world recoiled in horror when four distinguished elephants, subjects of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, fell...