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...

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...

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Two Cheetah Cubs Run Over and Killed by Vehicles in Kenya’s Samburu Area

BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, March 18 (Swara)—Wildlife conservationists reported two cheetahs killed in collisions with vehicles near the Chokaa Gate of Buffalo Springs...

Outcry as Poaching Again Threatens Amboseli Elephant Population

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NAIROBI, Feb 13 (Swara) — The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report, launched this week at a major UN wildlife conservation conference,...

Kenya Begins Trans-locating Black Rhinos in Conservation Triumph

NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Swara) - Kenya's black rhinos were on the brink of extinction three decades ago. Today, their numbers have surged so rapidly...

COP28 Approves Transition from Fossil Fuels Amid Heated Debates

DUBAI, Dec 13 (Swara) - In a groundbreaking yet contentious move, nations at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai agreed on Wednesday to a...

UN Conference Launches Climate Aid Fund for Vulnerable Nations

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African Leaders Adopt Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change

NAIROBI, Sept 6 (Swara) — African Heads of State and Government convened in Nairobi for the inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) from September 4th...