Friday, September 30, 2022

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...

Rafiki, Uganda’s Charismatic Mountain Gorilla Killed

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, June 16 - The global lockdown to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic appears to have indirectly led to the...

Grey Crowned Crane Numbers in Steep Decline in Kenya

Nairobi, May 24 - The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is the world’s fastest declining crane. Found only in sub-Saharan Africa, the Grey Crowned...

Hell’s Gate Needs Tender Loving Care – Not the Love Festival

by Paula Kahumbu Nairobi, Jan 21 - Many people are shocked, as I am, by the approval given to hold two large-scale public events in...

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...

Elephant Poaching Has Only Declined in East Africa – Report

Nairobi, July 2 - Although initial research suggested otherwise, poaching of African elephants has not decreased since 2011 in western, southern, and central Africa,...

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...

COVID-19: Persecution of Bats Unjustified

By Curtis Abraham   Kampala, June 29 - Various species of bats, key environmental service providers, are being persecuted and exterminated in parts of the world...

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...

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...

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Monsoon, the Elephant Matriarch of Kenya’s North Dies

Nairobi, Sept 29 (Swara) - A wild African female elephant who survived being shot by poachers five times and delighted scientists by giving birth...

African Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) Strategy Launched

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Swara) - Formed in February 2020, the African CSO Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) provides a platform for African civil society organisations (CSOs)...

Toolbox to Reduce Conflict between Elephants and People Launched

NAIROBI, Aug 12 (Swara) - Save the Elephants (STE), the Kenyan-based research and conservation organisation, has developed a unique "how to" manual, the Human-Elephant...

Mt Kenya National Park Showcased in Photo Exhibition

NAIROBI, Aug 4 (Swara) – Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has launched a month-long photo exhibition at the headquarters of the National Museums...

Kenyatta Dam, an Endangered Wetland with Endangered Birds

By John Wanyoike I am a passionate birder from Kuresoi in Kenya’s Nakuru County. One morning in February 2022, I went on a birding excursion...

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...

Amboseli from Up in the Air

By Santiago Legarre An invitation from Ol Tukai Lodge made my latest visit to Amboseli National Park possible. In a forthcoming contribution to the October...