First Africa Protected Areas Congress opens in Rwanda

KIGALI, July 18 (Swara) – The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) – the first-ever Pan-African gathering of leaders, citizens, and interest groups focused...

Africa Protected Areas Congress in Rwanda Postponed

KIGALI, Feb 3 - The inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) previously scheduled for 7-12 March 2022 has been postponed to 18-23 July...

Scientists Report Steep Decline in Kenya’s Birds of Prey Populations

NAIROBI, Feb 1 (Swara) - A team of Kenyan and international scientists have reported widespread declines in the populations of Kenya’s birds of prey...

Conservationists in Kenya Decry Plans to Weaken Forest Protection Law

NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Swara) – Conservation organisations in Kenya on Monday demanded that parliament withdraw a proposed amendment to the country’s forest protection law,...

Kenya’s Elephant Naming Festival Raises Funds for Conservation

NAIROBI, Oct 11 – Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has reported that it raised 16.5 million Kenyan shillings ($149,000) for elephant conservation during...

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)...

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...

Restoring Nature along a Main Road in Nairobi

From bare earth to grass and trees, and then the frogs showed up Story and photos by Cathy Watson Nairobi’s new Waiyaki Way-Red Hill Link Road...

Africa Protected Areas Congress Relaunched in Kigali

KIGALI, April 21 - The government of Rwanda will in March 2022 host the inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), a forum created...

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...

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Southern Patas Monkey Nears Extinction in Kenya and Tanzania

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