Mt Kenya National Park Showcased in Photo Exhibition

NAIROBI, Aug 4 (Swara) – Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has launched a month-long photo exhibition at the headquarters of the National Museums...

Fanaka: First Baby Mountain Bongo Born in the Wild through Conservation Efforts

NANYUKI, Kenya, July 28 (Swara) - The first baby Mountain Bongo born in the wild through an 18-yearlong conservation programme has been captured on...

Amboseli from Up in the Air

By Santiago Legarre An invitation from Ol Tukai Lodge made my latest visit to Amboseli National Park possible. In a forthcoming contribution to the October...

First Africa Protected Areas Congress opens in Rwanda

KIGALI, July 18 (Swara) – The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) – the first-ever Pan-African gathering of leaders, citizens, and interest groups focused...

Africa Protected Areas Congress in Rwanda Postponed

KIGALI, Feb 3 - The inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) previously scheduled for 7-12 March 2022 has been postponed to 18-23 July...

Scientists Report Steep Decline in Kenya’s Birds of Prey Populations

NAIROBI, Feb 1 (Swara) - A team of Kenyan and international scientists have reported widespread declines in the populations of Kenya’s birds of prey...

Conservationists in Kenya Decry Plans to Weaken Forest Protection Law

NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Swara) – Conservation organisations in Kenya on Monday demanded that parliament withdraw a proposed amendment to the country’s forest protection law,...

Kenya’s Elephant Naming Festival Raises Funds for Conservation

NAIROBI, Oct 11 – Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has reported that it raised 16.5 million Kenyan shillings ($149,000) for elephant conservation during...

Kenyan Conservationist Munir Virani to Head UAE’s Raptor Conservation Fund

Nairobi, Sept 30 – The Abu Dhabi-based Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund has appointed renowned Kenyan birds of prey conservationist Munir Virani as...

Farming in Amboseli Wildlife Area Thwarted…

Story and Photos by Kang-Chun Cheng  In August 2020, an enterprise called KiliAvo Fresh Ltd began establishing an avocado farm on its 72-hectare (180 acres)...

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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...

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NAIROBI, Feb 13 (Swara) — The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report, launched this week at a major UN wildlife conservation conference,...

Kenya Begins Trans-locating Black Rhinos in Conservation Triumph

NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Swara) - Kenya's black rhinos were on the brink of extinction three decades ago. Today, their numbers have surged so rapidly...

COP28 Approves Transition from Fossil Fuels Amid Heated Debates

DUBAI, Dec 13 (Swara) - In a groundbreaking yet contentious move, nations at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai agreed on Wednesday to a...

UN Conference Launches Climate Aid Fund for Vulnerable Nations

DUBAI, Dec 1 - In Dubai, delegates at this year's United Nations climate conference reached a significant agreement on November 30 to activate a...

African Leaders Adopt Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change

NAIROBI, Sept 6 (Swara) — African Heads of State and Government convened in Nairobi for the inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) from September 4th...