Saturday, February 29, 2020

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...

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...

Bees Defend Farmers Near Kenya’s Tsavo Park Against Crop Raiding Elephants

The tiny bee has become a defender of farmers living next to Tsavo East National Park in Kenya against the marauding elephants that devour...

Report Examines Wildlife Movements in Relation to SGR, New Roads in Tsavo

  A new joint report by Save the Elephants and Kenya Wildlife Service is out summarizing preliminary findings of a long-term study on...

Water Hyacinth Invades Lake Baringo

By Rupi Mangat Esther Kajos describes the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) using body language -- her lithe torso creating a wave-like action. “The...

Value of Urban Raptors in Balancing Ecosystems

By Washington Wachira As I tip-toed behind a large Newtonia tree along the Karura River, I heard a spine-chilling scream! I aimed my...

Water Hyacinth Invades Lake Baringo

By Rupi Mangat Esther Kajos describes the water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) using body language -- her lithe torso creating a wave-like action. “The...

Africa’s tallest tree discovered on Mt. Kilimanjaro

It’s definitely a contender. Africa’s tallest indigenous tree – measuring a whopping 81.5 metres – has been discovered in a remote valley on...

Use or Destroy: The Economics of Ivory Stockpiles

     In their research paper, Alejandro Nadal and Franscisco Aguayo, examine the economic arguments surrounding the fate of ivory stockpiles.    ...

NEMA Issues EIA Licence for Lamu Coal-Powered Plant in Contravention of Constitutional and EMCA...

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Lamu Coal-Powered Plant was filed in July 2016 by Amu Power Company Limited after which members...

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One of Kenya’s Largest Elephants Dies

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