Pangolins and the Chinese Connection

By Felix Patton Throughout history the Chinese have viewed pangolins as an important source of medicine and food. The meat is consumed as...

Study Warns Fencing Could Trigger Collapse of Greater Mara Ecosystem

With land privatization and fencing of thousands of hectares of communal grazing areas, East Africa is struggling with one of the most radical...

Kenya’s New Wildlife Laws: What Impact on Conservancies?

 By Gladys Warigia and Brendan Buzzard When the first conservancies emerged in the 1990s it was not the result of a specific top-down policy,...

Making Africa’s Protected Area System Financially Viable

By Kathleen H. Fitzgerald Africa has an impressive network of protected areas that supports critical ecosystem services and globally significant wildlife and wild...

The Trouble with Laikipia

  By Peter Hetz The second-best wildlife destination in Kenya is under siege. The very foundation of private land ownership, property rights,...

A Coal-fired Power Plant in Lamu?

Will it be the end of the archipelago’s rich history, culture and biodiversity? By Rupi Mangat It’s a starry night by the waterfront at...

Basecamp Explorer: Ecotourism with a Difference

By John Nyaga The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is renowned for its varied wildlife. Conservationists often issue warnings on the creeping...

Rescued Chimps Have a Second Chance in Uganda’s Ngamba Island

By Storm Stanley Most of the 49 chimpanzees being rehabilitated on Ngamba Island in Uganda by the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust...

Ringing at Ngulia to Map Avian Migration

By Rupert Watson Soon after Ngulia Lodge opened on the edge of an escarpment in Tsavo West National Park, in 1969, ornithologists discovered...

New Study Shows World has More than 60,000 Tree Species

The number of tree species currently known to science is 60,065, representing 20 percent of all angiosperm and gymnosperm plant species, according to...

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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...