The Trouble with Laikipia

  By Peter Hetz The second-best wildlife destination in Kenya is under siege. The very foundation of private land ownership, property rights,...

China Raises Protection For Pangolins By Removing Scales From Medicine List

The latest version of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia for 2020 does not include pangolins, which means the mammals will no longer be used in traditional...

Conservationists Voice Concern over Electrocution of Threatened Bird Species

Nairobi, Oct 30 – Conservation organisations in Kenya have voiced concern over the death of a threatened Martial Eagle that was electrocuted last week,...

A Coal-fired Power Plant in Lamu?

Will it be the end of the archipelago’s rich history, culture and biodiversity? By Rupi Mangat It’s a starry night by the waterfront at...

Use or Destroy: The Economics of Ivory Stockpiles

     In their research paper, Alejandro Nadal and Franscisco Aguayo, examine the economic arguments surrounding the fate of ivory stockpiles.    ...

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...

Samburu Community to Open Elephant Sanctuary

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu County in northern Kenya is to open the first community owned and managed elephant orphanage in Africa. The Reteti...

Five Black Rhinos to Move from Europe to Africa

Nairobi, June 20 - Five critically endangered black rhinos, born and bred in Europe, will be flown from Czech Republic to Akagera National Park...

Busy and buzzing on the frontline of human-elephant conflict

Distressing images of poached African elephants have hit headline news in recent years triggering intense conservation efforts to save this iconic and intelligent species....

COVID-19: Conservation and Tourism Need Greater Support

By Benjamin Mkapa As researchers and scientists study the novel coronavirus, you will find them reading lessons from the past. Africa is young and our...

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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...

In Pictures: Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, on fire

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...