Rafiki, Uganda’s Charismatic Mountain Gorilla Killed

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, June 16 - The global lockdown to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic appears to have indirectly led to the...

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...

Kenya’s Single Use Plastic Ban in Protected Areas Takes Effect

Nairobi, June 5 - Kenya is marking the 2020 World Environment Day by banning single-use plastic in protected natural areas. Plastic pollution is one of...

Ray of Hope As Elephant Makes Historic 78km Trek

Koya, 23, walked with her family from Samburu to Marsabit county, experts say it suggests freedom for the animals In Summary • Experts believe that Koya’s...

Hell’s Gate Needs Tender Loving Care – Not the Love Festival

by Paula Kahumbu Nairobi, Jan 21 - Many people are shocked, as I am, by the approval given to hold two large-scale public events in...

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...

Kenya rises to the top five in global clean energy ranking

Kenya has been ranked fifth globally in an annual Bloomberg index measuring investments and opportunities in clean energy, underlining the country’s position as the...

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...

Death of a Legend: Dian Fossey’s ‘Little Darling’ Gorilla Passes On

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, June 7 - Poppy, the last living gorilla featured by famed American primatologist Dian Fossey in her bestselling book, “Gorillas in...

Human Activity Takes Heavy Toll on Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem – Study

Nairobi, April 8 - The 40,000km2 Serengeti-Mara plain that straddles the border of Kenya and Tanzania is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife. It is...

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Firefighters Battle Huge Wild Fire in Lolldaiga Conservancy in Laikipia

NANYUKI, March 26 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said today that its rangers had joined a multiagency team that is fighting a fire...

Kenyan Court Issues Injunction against Avocado Farming in Amboseli

NAIROBI, March 24 – A Kenyan court has ordered a company that is working to establish an avocado farm near the Amboseli National Park,...

Six Lions Poisoned in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kampala, March 22 – The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has reported the death of six lions in an apparent incident of poisoning in the...

Earth Optimism Nairobi: Reasons for Good Cheer

Nairobi, March 22 - Earth Optimism -- a global movement promoting a positive outlook towards tackling problems related to environmental degradation and climate change...

Conservationist Colin Church’s Last Interview with Swara Magazine

As a tribute to Kenyan conservationist Colin Church, who passed away this week, we republish below an interview with him that appeared in the...

Giraffes Floated to Safety from Flooded Kenyan Island

NAIROBI, March 4 – Rescuers have succeeded in moving to safety another giraffe marooned in a flooded island on Lake Baringo in the Kenyan...

The Elephant Pricing Scam

In the investigative article below, reproduced with permission, wildlife crime investigator and photographer Karl Ammann exposes corruption, forgery, and fraud on a massive scale...