Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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...

Rescue Fund Created for Mara Conservancies Hit by COVID-19 Pandemic

Nairobi, Nov 25 - A new $5 million fund has been created to help wildlife conservancies that border Kenya's renowned Mara National Reserve to...

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...

A Review of the Nairobi National Park Plan 2020-2030

Restoration calls for good science to guide management By David Western Nairobi, July 22 - Nairobi National Park (NNP) was gazetted as Kenya’s first park in...

COVID-19: Persecution of Bats Unjustified

By Curtis Abraham   Kampala, June 29 - Various species of bats, key environmental service providers, are being persecuted and exterminated in parts of the world...

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...

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Kisumu’s Beautiful Dunga Swamp Burns

By Rupi Mangat KISUMU, Kenya, Jan 18 (Swara) – A fire in Kisumu, the lakeshore city in western Kenya, in mid-December destroyed half of Dunga...

EAWLS Condemns Attempt to Weaken Kenya’s Forest Conservation Law

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Swara) – The East African Wild Life Society today voiced grave concern over an attempt by the rules committee of the...

EAWLS and BDO East Africa Form Tree Growing Partnership

NAIROBI, Jan 14 (Swara) – The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) and BDO East Africa, a member of an international network of public...

An interview with Richard Leakey…

Richard Leakey, who died on 2nd January 2022, served as chairman of the East African Wild Life Society from 1984 to 1989. He spoke...

Renowned Conservationist Richard Leakey Dies

NAIROBI, Jan 2 – Renowned paleontologist and conservationist Richard Leakey died on Sunday at the age of 77, Kenya’s president announced. Leakey served as...

UN Climate Summit Ends with a Compromise, Inadequate Deal on Reducing Emissions

NAIROBI, Nov 14 (Swara) – The United Nation summit on climate change in Glasgow ended on Saturday with nearly 200 countries adopting an outcome...

Pioneer Conservationist John “Steve” Stephenson Dies (Obituary)

NAIROBI, Nov 8 (Swara) - John “Steve” Stephenson, who died in Nairobi on October 26 at the age of 101, was born in a...