World Migratory Bird Day 2017

May 10th is marked as World Migratory Bird Day. This year 2017 theme is “Their Future Our Future” and it highlights the need...

Africa Climate Week 2023 Sets Out to Catalyze Climate Action

NAIROBI, Sept 5 (Swara) - The Africa Climate Week 2023 (ACW) commenced in Nairobi on Monday as global leaders gathered to address urgent climate...

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...

Acquittal of Ivory Trafficking Convict a Blow to Justice

By Jim Karani A Kenyan High Court judge has set free convicted ivory trafficker, Feisal Ali Mohammed, who was serving a 20-year sentence and a...

Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions seeks life sentence for ivory Trafficker

Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) now wants convicted ivory trafficker, Feisal Mohammed imprisoned for life. In an appeal to the High Court, the...

Some 15 per cent of World’s Land Protected, but Crucial Biodiversity Zones Left Out...

With 14.7 per cent of the Earth’s land and 12 per cent of its territorial waters under protection, the world is on track to...

Rare White Giraffe spotted in Tanzania

A rare white giraffe calf was recently spotted in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. The giraffe was first spotted by Scientists at the New Hampshire-based...

Rhino Ear-Notching Under Way in Lewa Conservancy

NAIROBI, March 10 (Swara) - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), in collaboration with the Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) and Lewa Borana Wildlife...

Kenya’s oldest Elephant attacked in poaching attempt

Kenya’s biggest and oldest elephant “Tim”, was attacked by poachers at the Amboseli National Park last week. The elephant was found by conservationist David...

Conservationist Colin Church’s Last Interview with Swara Magazine

As a tribute to Kenyan conservationist Colin Church, who passed away this week, we republish below an interview with him that appeared in the...

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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...