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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...

Farming in Amboseli Wildlife Area Thwarted…

Story and Photos by Kang-Chun Cheng  In August 2020, an enterprise called KiliAvo Fresh Ltd began establishing an avocado farm on its 72-hectare (180 acres)...

Campaigners to Appeal Judgement Allowing Agriculture in Uganda’s Bugoma Forest

KAMPALA, May 19  – A consortium of conservationists trying to stop the destruction of Bugoma Forest Reserve in western Uganda will on May 21...

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Kenya’s President Forbids Harvesting of Iconic Baobab Trees

NAIROBI, Nov 23 (Swara) – Kenya’s President William Ruto has called a halt to the uprooting of the iconic baobab trees in the coastal...

COP27 Ends with Pact on New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov 21 (Swara) - The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 ended on November 20 in the Egyptian city of Sharm...

Meet Swara Magazine Contributor Brian Finch

Nairobi, Oct 25 (Swara) - We’re lucky enough to have another SWARA Magazine contributor on the Exact Editions blog this week -- Brian Finch....

Meet Swara Magazine Contributor, Rupi Mangat

Nairobi, Oct 18 (Swara) - We’re lucky enough to be interviewing travel and environmental writer Rupi Mangat today in our #MeetTheContributor series. She has...

Uganda’s Environment Watchdog Says Sugar Firm Damaged Forest, Orders Restoration

NAIROBI, Oct 7 (Swara) – Uganda’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has found that a private company allowed to establish a sugar plantation in...

Baffling Decision to Have Coca-Cola as UN Climate Conference Sponsor

NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Swara) - The government of Egypt has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Coca-Cola, introducing the company as...

Countries Commit to Strengthen Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds

Nairobi, Oct 4 (Swara) - The Eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP8) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) held under...