The Elephant Pricing Scam

In the investigative article below, reproduced with permission, wildlife crime investigator and photographer Karl Ammann exposes corruption, forgery, and fraud on a massive scale...

On Valentine’s Day, Activists Urge Halt to Tree Felling in Nairobi

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KWS Probes “Poisoning” Death of Three Elephants in Taita-Taveta

Nairobi, Jan 29 - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is investigating the death of three elephants in the Sagala area of Taita-Taveta County on...

Kenyan Artists Release Music Video to Stop Deforestation

Nairobi, Jan 12 - Kenya’s rising rap stars, Anderson Mwakazi (aka Harshkid Luckystah) and fellow artists Benard Kaisa (aka Benkaizah) and Simon Mwanjala (aka...

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...

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...

Cats and the Sofa Safaris of Ol Pejeta

By Santiago Legarre In the middle of the partial Covid-19 lockdown, I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Ol Pejeta, 12 kilometres...

‘Toxic blooms’ and climate change to blame for deaths of 300 elephants, say Botswana...

Nairobi, September 24 - Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on Monday, announcing...

WWF Report Underlines Humanity’s Catastrophic Destruction of Nature

Nairobi, Sept 11 – A new report by the conservation group WWF provides unequivocal evidence that nature is unravelling and that humanity’s destruction of...

Work to Rescue Northern White Rhino Resumes with Successful Egg Harvest

Nairobi, Aug 18 - Twelve months after the groundbreaking first harvest of eggs from the remaining last two female northern white rhinos, an international team...

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