Sunday, September 26, 2021

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...

Drought kills Wildlife in Maasai Mara

  The drought that has continued ravaging various parts of Kenya now threatens wildlife in the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Crocodiles and hippos...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Satellite Tracking Helps Keep Elephants Safe from Poachers — and Away from Crops

On 10 September, on a beautiful sunny day in Amboseli National Park, I was present when Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) vets successfully attached a...

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...

Samburu Community to Open Elephant Sanctuary

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Samburu County in northern Kenya is to open the first community owned and managed elephant orphanage in Africa. The Reteti...

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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...

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