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...

Ray of Hope As Elephant Makes Historic 78km Trek

Koya, 23, walked with her family from Samburu to Marsabit county, experts say it suggests freedom for the animals In Summary • Experts believe that Koya’s...

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...

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...

Kenya’s Food Security Threatened by Locust Infestation

A desert locust infestation- the worst in 25 years- is spreading through Northern Kenya after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant...

Best of Two Worlds on Safari

By Santiago Legarre One time I went out on a game drive in the Maasai Mara. As we drove by the Mara River, it was...

Kenya to Propose Total Ban of Ivory Trade at CITES Conference

Nairobi, July 31 – The next triennial meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...

4 Animals Who Are Better At April Fool’s Day Than You!

Here are 4 practical jokers whose pranks are really the bee’s knees: 1. Elephants A herd of elephants gave rangers at the Thula Thula wildlife reserve...

Xenopus – A Strange Frog Once Used as Human Pregnancy Test Kit

The recent heavy rains filled an old tank that runs off from our cowshed. I thought I would scan the vegetation around the edge...

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Preserving Amboseli: The Perils of Devolving Park Management

By Nancy Ogonje In 2023, plans to downgrade Amboseli National Park to a National Reserve, placing it under Kajiado...

Kenya’s Mara Reserve Embarks on Rhino Monitoring Project

Nairobi, May 7 (Swara)—In an initiative to bolster conservation efforts, The Safari Collection and Footprint Trust have joined forces to spearhead a...

Conservatory Order Extended to Protect Aberdare National Park and Forest

Nairobi, April 30 (Swara) - The Environment and Land Court in Nyeri has extended the conservatory order against the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru road...

Southern Patas Monkey Nears Extinction in Kenya and Tanzania

Nairobi, April 30  (Swara) - Scientists warn that the Southern patas monkey, once thriving in Kenya and Tanzania's savannahs, faces imminent extinction, marking a...

Court Halts Construction of Controversial Road through Aberdare National Park

Nairobi, April 17 (Swara) – A court in Kenya has issued an injunction against the proposed construction of the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru Road through the...

Two Cheetah Cubs Run Over and Killed by Vehicles in Kenya’s Samburu Area

BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, March 18 (Swara)—Wildlife conservationists reported two cheetahs killed in collisions with vehicles near the Chokaa Gate of Buffalo Springs...

Outcry as Poaching Again Threatens Amboseli Elephant Population

NAIROBI, March 18 (Swara) - In 1994, the world recoiled in horror when four distinguished elephants, subjects of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, fell...