Fanaka: First Baby Mountain Bongo Born in the Wild through Conservation Efforts

NANYUKI, Kenya, July 28 (Swara) - The first baby Mountain Bongo born in the wild through an 18-yearlong conservation programme has been captured on...

Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award

NAIROBI, May 6 (Swara) - Activist Cécile Ndjebet of Cameroon has won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding...

World Wetlands Day Marked across the Globe

NAIROBI, Feb 2 (Swara) – The World Wetlands Day was marked across the globe today with events and statements to raise awareness on the...

Scientists Report Steep Decline in Kenya’s Birds of Prey Populations

NAIROBI, Feb 1 (Swara) - A team of Kenyan and international scientists have reported widespread declines in the populations of Kenya’s birds of prey...

Conservationists in Kenya Decry Plans to Weaken Forest Protection Law

NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Swara) – Conservation organisations in Kenya on Monday demanded that parliament withdraw a proposed amendment to the country’s forest protection law,...

Kisumu’s Beautiful Dunga Swamp Burns

By Rupi Mangat KISUMU, Kenya, Jan 18 (Swara) – A fire in Kisumu, the lakeshore city in western Kenya, in mid-December destroyed half of Dunga...

EAWLS Condemns Attempt to Weaken Kenya’s Forest Conservation Law

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Swara) – The East African Wild Life Society today voiced grave concern over an attempt by the rules committee of the...

An interview with Richard Leakey…

Richard Leakey, who died on 2nd January 2022, served as chairman of the East African Wild Life Society from 1984 to 1989. He spoke...

Kenya’s Elephant Naming Festival Raises Funds for Conservation

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...

“Sing, Fly, Soar – Like A Bird” on World Migratory Bird Day

NAIROBI, Oct 8 – The World Migratory Bird Day will be marked on Saturday, October 9, with people all over the world engaged in...

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Two Cheetah Cubs Run Over and Killed by Vehicles in Kenya’s Samburu Area

BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, March 18 (Swara)—Wildlife conservationists reported two cheetahs killed in collisions with vehicles near the Chokaa Gate of Buffalo Springs...

Outcry as Poaching Again Threatens Amboseli Elephant Population

NAIROBI, March 18 (Swara) - In 1994, the world recoiled in horror when four distinguished elephants, subjects of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, fell...

Nearly Half of Migratory Species Declining, Threatening Global Ecosystems

NAIROBI, Feb 13 (Swara) — The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report, launched this week at a major UN wildlife conservation conference,...

Kenya Begins Trans-locating Black Rhinos in Conservation Triumph

NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Swara) - Kenya's black rhinos were on the brink of extinction three decades ago. Today, their numbers have surged so rapidly...

COP28 Approves Transition from Fossil Fuels Amid Heated Debates

DUBAI, Dec 13 (Swara) - In a groundbreaking yet contentious move, nations at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai agreed on Wednesday to a...

UN Conference Launches Climate Aid Fund for Vulnerable Nations

DUBAI, Dec 1 - In Dubai, delegates at this year's United Nations climate conference reached a significant agreement on November 30 to activate a...

African Leaders Adopt Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change

NAIROBI, Sept 6 (Swara) — African Heads of State and Government convened in Nairobi for the inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) from September 4th...