Proposed Dam Threatens Uganda’s Murchison Falls Ecosystem, Cultural Heritage

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, July 26 - A plan to construct a 360MW power plant on Uganda’s River Nile, at Murchison Falls National Park in...

Zebra Odour May Repel Tsetse Flies and Boost Trypanosomiasis Control

Nairobi, July 2 - Zebras, specifically odours found in their skin, may provide leads to boost the management of the deadly and devastating African...

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...

Call to Save Kenya’s Ondiri Swamp and its Quaking Bog

By Cathy Watson A remarkable ‘quaking bog’ and critical source of water for the Kenyan capital is under severe threat, according to conservationists who attended...

Grey Crowned Crane Numbers in Steep Decline in Kenya

Nairobi, May 24 - The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is the world’s fastest declining crane. Found only in sub-Saharan Africa, the Grey Crowned...

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...

Tool-using Chimp Culture Found in Democratic Republic of Congo

Scientists have discovered a new chimpanzee “behavioral realm” in the Bili-Uéré region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the conservation and environmental science...

Conservationists Voice Concern over Electrocution of Threatened Bird Species

Nairobi, Oct 30 – Conservation organisations in Kenya have voiced concern over the death of a threatened Martial Eagle that was electrocuted last week,...

The Standard Gauge Railway:  Are We Doing it Right?

In the historic ruling on the presidential election petition in Kenya, Chief Justice David Maraga stated: “Elections are not an event, they are a...

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Elephant Poaching Has Only Declined in East Africa – Report

Nairobi, July 2 - Although initial research suggested otherwise, poaching of African elephants has not decreased since 2011 in western, southern, and central Africa,...

Hundreds Of Elephants Dead In Mysterious Mass Die-off

Nairobi, July 2 - Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, according to an official who ruled out poaching as...

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...

Adopt an Acre: Help Maasai Communities Tide over Covid-19 Crisis

With the closing down of safari tourism for the immediate future as a result of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, there is growing concern about...