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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.    ...

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...

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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...