Wilding by Isabella Tree (Book Review)

Wilding is about the return of nature to a failing British farm and how gradually the land healed, and the farm began to flourish...

African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

By Karl Ammann When researching the illegal wildlife trade, very often some tentacles lead back to South Africa.  Not only when it comes to rhino...

Kenya’s Energy Regulator Allows Coal-Fueled Electricity Plant in Lamu

Lamu town  Kenya’s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved the construction of the country’s first coal-fueled power plant near the Indian Ocean coastal town...

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Victory for Conservationists as Bid to Weaken Kenya’s Forests Law Flops

NAIROBI, June 15 (Swara) - Conservationists and environmental activists in Kenya are hailing as a great success their spirited advocacy campaign to defeat efforts...

Uganda to Plant 40 Million Trees Every Year

KAMPALA, June 3 (Swara) - In a renewed effort to roll back environmental degradation, Ugandan authorities have formed a partnership with the private sector...

We Must Tame Our Appetite for Opening Up New Places

Achilles Byaruhanga, 52, is the Executive Director of NatureUganda. Cathy Watson interviewed the renowned environmentalist in his office in Kampala. What is Nature Uganda? We used...

E. A. Wild Life Society Sells Subscriptions to Modern Archive of Swara Magazine

LONDON/NAIROBI, May 24 - Individual readers and libraries interested in conservation and biodiversity can now digitally subscribe to Swara Magazine, the quarterly magazine of...

Policy Paper Suggests Three Steps for Africa to Combat Climate Change

LAGOS, May 13 - With hopes for countering global warming pinned on progress at the upcoming COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, a...

Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award

NAIROBI, May 6 (Swara) - Activist Cécile Ndjebet of Cameroon has won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding...

Lionesses Die in Apparent Electric Fence Electrocution in Uganda

KAMPALA, April 28 (Swara) – Three lionesses – one adult and two sub-adults – have been found dead near the Queen Elizabeth National Park...