Alarm over apparent damming of Mbagathi River in Nairobi National Park

The Mbagathi River, which runs perennially through the entire Nairobi National Park (NNP), has apparently been dammed, stopping the flow of water that...

The Standard Gauge Railway:  Are We Doing it Right?

In the historic ruling on the presidential election petition in Kenya, Chief Justice David Maraga stated: “Elections are not an event, they are a...

Report Examines Wildlife Movements in Relation to SGR, New Roads in Tsavo

  A new joint report by Save the Elephants and Kenya Wildlife Service is out summarizing preliminary findings of a long-term study on...

KARURA FOREST – MORE THAN JUST A PLEASANT WALK IN THE WOODS

By Harvey Croze Half past four in the morning. Normally the quietest time of day in suburban Nairobi. And there it is...

Pangolins and the Chinese Connection

By Felix Patton Throughout history the Chinese have viewed pangolins as an important source of medicine and food. The meat is consumed as...

Study Warns Fencing Could Trigger Collapse of Greater Mara Ecosystem

With land privatization and fencing of thousands of hectares of communal grazing areas, East Africa is struggling with one of the most radical...

Poaching of elephants, rhinos in Kenya in significant decline

Nairobi, Jan 3 - The poaching of iconic wildlife species in Kenya, including elephants and rhinos, has declined by 90 percent over the past...

Zebra Odour May Repel Tsetse Flies and Boost Trypanosomiasis Control

Nairobi, July 2 - Zebras, specifically odours found in their skin, may provide leads to boost the management of the deadly and devastating African...

The Leopard: Lost and Found

By Santiago Legarre One cold July morning of 2019 I left Basecamp Masai Mara very early with Dennis, a new and eager Maasai guide. As...

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Prince William launches $65m Prize for Environmental Solutions

Nairobi, Oct 14 - The Duke of Cambridge has launched a Nobel-style environmental competition – with a £50 million ($65m) prize fund – to...

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Nairobi, October 14 - A wildfire that broke out Sunday on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, has destroyed 28 square kilometers of vegetation,...

Cats and the Sofa Safaris of Ol Pejeta

By Santiago Legarre In the middle of the partial Covid-19 lockdown, I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Ol Pejeta, 12 kilometres...

‘Toxic blooms’ and climate change to blame for deaths of 300 elephants, say Botswana...

Nairobi, September 24 - Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on Monday, announcing...

WWF Report Underlines Humanity’s Catastrophic Destruction of Nature

Nairobi, Sept 11 – A new report by the conservation group WWF provides unequivocal evidence that nature is unravelling and that humanity’s destruction of...

Work to Rescue Northern White Rhino Resumes with Successful Egg Harvest

Nairobi, Aug 18 - Twelve months after the groundbreaking first harvest of eggs from the remaining last two female northern white rhinos, an international team...

Fires in Tsavo West National Park Brought Under Control

Nairobi, Aug 10 – Teams of fire fighters from NGOs, government agencies and groups of volunteers on Monday managed to put out several fires...