The Leopard: Lost and Found

By Santiago Legarre One cold July morning of 2019 I left Basecamp Masai Mara very early with Dennis, a new and eager Maasai guide. As...

African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

By Karl Ammann When researching the illegal wildlife trade, very often some tentacles lead back to South Africa.  Not only when it comes to rhino...

Investing in Sustainable Landscapes Crucial for Inclusive Green Growth – Report

image credits wp.com Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released...

Invasion of Ranches by Herders in Laikipia: Drought, Land or Politics

The Laikipia ecosystem has the second highest concentration of wildlife in the country and more endangered wildlife species than any other region in Kenya....

A Different Perspective on Conservation of Elephants and Rhinos

  By Peter Low   The July-September 2016 issue of the East African Wildlife Society’s (EAWLS) excellent magazine, Swara, is packed with various perspectives...

Why the death of Cecil could be really bad news for wildlife conservation in...

By Mike Norton Griffiths The international furore following the recent killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has inflamed debate on the contribution...

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Firefighters Battle Huge Wild Fire in Lolldaiga Conservancy in Laikipia

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Kampala, March 22 – The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has reported the death of six lions in an apparent incident of poisoning in the...

Earth Optimism Nairobi: Reasons for Good Cheer

Nairobi, March 22 - Earth Optimism -- a global movement promoting a positive outlook towards tackling problems related to environmental degradation and climate change...

Conservationist Colin Church’s Last Interview with Swara Magazine

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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...