Sunday, September 26, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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