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...

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...

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Prince William launches $65m Prize for Environmental Solutions

Nairobi, Oct 14 - The Duke of Cambridge has launched a Nobel-style environmental competition – with a £50 million ($65m) prize fund – to...

In Pictures: Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, on fire

Nairobi, October 14 - A wildfire that broke out Sunday on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, has destroyed 28 square kilometers of vegetation,...

Cats and the Sofa Safaris of Ol Pejeta

By Santiago Legarre In the middle of the partial Covid-19 lockdown, I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Ol Pejeta, 12 kilometres...

‘Toxic blooms’ and climate change to blame for deaths of 300 elephants, say Botswana...

Nairobi, September 24 - Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on Monday, announcing...

WWF Report Underlines Humanity’s Catastrophic Destruction of Nature

Nairobi, Sept 11 – A new report by the conservation group WWF provides unequivocal evidence that nature is unravelling and that humanity’s destruction of...

Work to Rescue Northern White Rhino Resumes with Successful Egg Harvest

Nairobi, Aug 18 - Twelve months after the groundbreaking first harvest of eggs from the remaining last two female northern white rhinos, an international team...

Fires in Tsavo West National Park Brought Under Control

Nairobi, Aug 10 – Teams of fire fighters from NGOs, government agencies and groups of volunteers on Monday managed to put out several fires...