Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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...

New Embryos Created in another Step in Northern White Rhino Rescue Bid

NAIROBI, April 22 - The international consortium of scientists and conservationists working to prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino through advanced assisted...

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...

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EAWLS Condemns Attempt to Weaken Kenya’s Forest Conservation Law

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EAWLS and BDO East Africa Form Tree Growing Partnership

NAIROBI, Jan 14 (Swara) – The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) and BDO East Africa, a member of an international network of public...

An interview with Richard Leakey…

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Renowned Conservationist Richard Leakey Dies

NAIROBI, Jan 2 – Renowned paleontologist and conservationist Richard Leakey died on Sunday at the age of 77, Kenya’s president announced. Leakey served as...

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