Sunday, September 26, 2021

Call to Save Kenya’s Ondiri Swamp and its Quaking Bog

By Cathy Watson A remarkable ‘quaking bog’ and critical source of water for the Kenyan capital is under severe threat, according to conservationists who attended...

Paddock Diaries: Avian Disappearing Acts

  By Brian Finch   As yet another year ends, it is traditionally a time to review the events of the past 12 months,...

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...

Recommendations on Saving Nairobi Nation Park from SGR Encroachment

In the wake of the recent controversial decision to route the second phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) through the Nairobi Nation Park,...

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...

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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)...

Hyenas Kill Two Children, Maul Five Other People in Kenya

Nairobi, Sept 17 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will compensate the family of two children killed and five other people mauled by marauding...

Forest Firsts, Facts and Fascinations

  The Lirhanda Hill in Kakamega Forest has its own microclimate, which differs from that of the surrounding woodland, towering as it does above the...

Pandemic Safari: A Game of Mixed Feelings

By Santiago Legarre Life is a game of mixed feelings. We always tend to see the grass greener on the other side. Safari is like...

Kenya’s Wildlife Census Records 12 Per Cent Growth in Elephant Population

Nairobi, September 1 – Kenya’s elephant population rose by 12 per cent from 32,214 in 2014 to 36,169 animals in 2021, according to newly...

Kenya Airways and USAID’s ROUTES Campaign Partner to Protect Wildlife

Nairobi, Aug 16 - Kenya Airways (KQ) and the USAID-led Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) partnership have come together to create awareness...

UN Report on Climate Change Spells Out Humanity’s Damage to the Planet

Nairobi, Aug 10 – The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of scientists whose findings are endorsed by the world's...