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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Astounding Progress: Kampala’s Plan for Trees

By Story and photos by Cathy Watson Thirty years ago, Kampala was a town of half a million people on seven green hills. Today it...

Conservationist Joannah Stutchbury Murdered in Kenya

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KWS, FoNNaP and Youth Unite to Remove Invasive Weed from Nairobi National Park

By Dr. Elizabeth Migongo-Bake, Chair, FoNNAP’s Habitat & Wildlife Committee Nairobi, July 14 – The Nairobi National Park and the neighouring private wildlife sanctuaries...

Human-Wildlife Conflict a Main Threat to Survival of Species – Report

Nairobi, July 9 - Conflict between people and animals, from China’s famed wandering elephants raiding farms for food and water to wolves preying on...

New Study Finds Elephants Show Risk-Avoidance Behaviour

Nairobi, June 30 - Elephants’ heavy footsteps and their rumbling low-frequency calls are so powerful that they can create seismic waves -- vibrations that...

Restoring Nature along a Main Road in Nairobi

From bare earth to grass and trees, and then the frogs showed up Story and photos by Cathy Watson Nairobi’s new Waiyaki Way-Red Hill Link Road...

UN Urges Countries to Commit to Restore Billion Hectares of Degraded Land

NAIROBI, June 4 - Facing the triple threat of climate change, loss of nature, and pollution, the world must deliver on its commitment to...