Saturday, March 23, 2019

List of Kakamega Forest Bird Species in Decline

Crested Guineafowl. Last reported August 2001. Great Blue Turaco. Numbers may be declining post-2007, with maybe < 6 birds remaining. Black-billed Turaco. Last...

Lest We Forget: Massacre of Elephants

By Jonathan and Angela Scott People have always been smitten by the beauty of elephant ivory as I discovered for myself while traveling...

Trade in Great Apes

By Dan Stiles They named him Manno and he is four years old, though he is small for his age. Manno has bright,...

Mama Simba – Giving Women a Voice in Conservation

By Heather Gurd and Shivani Bhalla The African lion is a powerful flagship species synonymous with the continent’s rangelands, but the number of...

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....

Paddock Diaries – Butterfly bonanza in the paddock

By Brian Finch We do not have the abundance of species or individuals every year, far from it. There are several factors that lead...

Polishing off rhinos – why Chinese revere the horn

By Felix Patton China was home to the gigantic one-horned rhinoceros Elasmotherium which survived in prehistoric times becoming extinct only about 10,000 years ago....

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Some 539 Giraffe Documented in Masai Mara’s Ol Kinyei Conservancy

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Chinese Woman Jailed in Tanzania for Ivory Trafficking

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