Africa Protected Areas Congress Relaunched in Kigali

KIGALI, April 21 - The government of Rwanda will in March 2022 host the inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), a forum created...

Conservationist Colin Church’s Last Interview with Swara Magazine

As a tribute to Kenyan conservationist Colin Church, who passed away this week, we republish below an interview with him that appeared in the...

Giraffes Floated to Safety from Flooded Kenyan Island

NAIROBI, March 4 – Rescuers have succeeded in moving to safety another giraffe marooned in a flooded island on Lake Baringo in the Kenyan...

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

Nairobi, Feb 14 – A coalition of campaigners dedicated to the protection of green spaces in Kenya marked Valentine’s Day by urging the government...

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...

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African Conservancies Fund Feted in Global Awards

NAIROBI, Oct 14 - The African Conservancies Fund (ACF) that was created to support   wildlife conservancies in Kenya’s Masai Mara region amid the devastating...

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Nairobi, Sept 30 – The Abu Dhabi-based Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund has appointed renowned Kenyan birds of prey conservationist Munir Virani as...

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Nairobi, Sept 27 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it is working with other government agencies in an effort to find a senior...

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Nairobi, Sept 17 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will compensate the family of two children killed and five other people mauled by marauding...