Zebra Odour May Repel Tsetse Flies and Boost Trypanosomiasis Control

Nairobi, July 2 - Zebras, specifically odours found in their skin, may provide leads to boost the management of the deadly and devastating African...

‘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...

A Review of the Nairobi National Park Plan 2020-2030

Restoration calls for good science to guide management By David Western Nairobi, July 22 - Nairobi National Park (NNP) was gazetted as Kenya’s first park in...

China Bans Wildlife Trade Due To Corona virus Outbreak

Jan 27th- The outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China has prompted a temporary nationwide ban on selling...

What does COVID-19 have to do with nature? These 5 articles explain

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic has spread around the world at lightning speed, infecting more than 1,800,000 people and killing more than 113,000 people to...

China Raises Protection For Pangolins By Removing Scales From Medicine List

The latest version of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia for 2020 does not include pangolins, which means the mammals will no longer be used in traditional...

Kenya’s Single Use Plastic Ban in Protected Areas Takes Effect

Nairobi, June 5 - Kenya is marking the 2020 World Environment Day by banning single-use plastic in protected natural areas. Plastic pollution is one of...

Rare Giant Pangolin Found in Uganda

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, Feb 20 - As part of its ongoing hidden camera-trap project in Uganda, conservationists working with the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo’s...

Matt, the Celebrated Kenyan Bull Elephant Dies

Nairobi, Oct 24 – One of northern Kenya’s largest elephants has died of natural causes, Save the Elephants charity eported, noting that the tusker,...

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...

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Satellite Imagery Reveals Elephants Choose Paths Leading to their Favourite Food

Nairobi, Dec 16 - As the human-elephant conflict continues to rise across Africa, researchers are searching for new ways to keep a watchful eye...

Study Finds Rhinos Experience Physical Exertion During Translocation

Nairobi, Dec 15 (Swara) – A rhino can experience physical exertion during translocation similar to the strain felt by a runner participating in a...

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...