Sunday, September 26, 2021

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...

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...

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...

Adopt an Acre: Help Maasai Communities Tide over Covid-19 Crisis

With the closing down of safari tourism for the immediate future as a result of the global Coronavirus Pandemic, there is growing concern about...

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...

Poachers Kill Two Rare White Giraffes in Kenya

Nairobi, March 10 - Poachers have killed two rare white giraffes - a female and its calf - at the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy...

Grauer’s Gorilla Population in DR Congo Higher than Previously Thought

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, Feb 20 - The Grauer’s gorilla, a lowland subspecies of the Eastern gorilla group that also includes Mountain gorillas, have suffered...

Kenyan Court Declines to Stop Staging of Music Festival in National Park

Nairobi, Feb 12 - A Kenyan court has declined to issue orders to stop the staging of a two-day music festival in the country’s...

One of Kenya’s Largest Elephants Dies

Nairobi, Feb 6 – One of Kenya’s iconic great elephants has died of natural causes at the age of 50, wildlife authorities said. Nicknamed Tim,...

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