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...

Pangolins Probable Intermediate Host Species for Coronavirus – Report

Nairobi, Feb 11 - Researchers in China have suggested that pangolins are the probable intermediate host species for the coronavirus outbreak that has thus...

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...

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...

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...

Africa’s newest bee discovery – Samba Turkana

By Dino J. Martins One of the most wonderful things about being an entomologist in East Africa is that there is so...

From 100 years in a jar, the blind snake leaps back to claim place...

In the final years of the 19th Century the team building the Uganda Railway moved inland from the Kenyan coast into the hard, arid...

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...

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...

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.    ...

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African Conservancies Fund Feted in Global Awards

NAIROBI, Oct 14 - The African Conservancies Fund (ACF) that was created to support   wildlife conservancies in Kenya’s Masai Mara region amid the devastating...

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NAIROBI, Oct 11 – Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has reported that it raised 16.5 million Kenyan shillings ($149,000) for elephant conservation during...

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Kenyan Conservationist Munir Virani to Head UAE’s Raptor Conservation Fund

Nairobi, Sept 30 – The Abu Dhabi-based Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund has appointed renowned Kenyan birds of prey conservationist Munir Virani as...

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Nairobi, Sept 27 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it is working with other government agencies in an effort to find a senior...

Farming in Amboseli Wildlife Area Thwarted…

Story and Photos by Kang-Chun Cheng  In August 2020, an enterprise called KiliAvo Fresh Ltd began establishing an avocado farm on its 72-hectare (180 acres)...

Hyenas Kill Two Children, Maul Five Other People in Kenya

Nairobi, Sept 17 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will compensate the family of two children killed and five other people mauled by marauding...