Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.    ...

Agroforestry Yields Livelihood Improvements for Farmers in Kenya

Nairobi, Jan 9 - Scientists from World Agroforestry (ICRAF) have found modest, yet statistically significant, improvements in the livelihoods of farmers involved with an...

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...

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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Rescue Fund Created for Mara Conservancies Hit by COVID-19 Pandemic

Nairobi, Nov 25 - A new $5 million fund has been created to help wildlife conservancies that border Kenya's renowned Mara National Reserve to...

KWS Pilot Killed in a Plane Crash

Nairobi, Nov 19 – A light aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) crashed at Magadi on Thursday killing the pilot, the service...

Tusk Conservation Awards to be Announced Virtually on December 3

Nairobi, Nov 17 – This year’s Tusk Conservation Awards that recognize the efforts of leading conservationists in Africa will take place virtually on December...

Climate Change Threatens Health, Food, Water Security in Africa – Report

Nairobi, Oct 27 - Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and...

Oil Pipeline Threatens Protected Areas in Uganda and Tanzania

By Robert Magori Nairobi, Oct 27 - The proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), which is expected to be the longest heated crude oil...

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,...