Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Chinese Woman Jailed in Tanzania for Ivory Trafficking

Nairobi, Feb 20 - A Tanzanian court has convicted Chinese citizen Yang Fenglan, who is popularly known as the “Ivory Queen”, on charges of...

Hope for Nairobi National Park

by Bryony Anderson Nairobi, Feb 19 - Friends of Nairobi National Park (FoNNaP) is a membership driven, not for profit organisation dedicated to protecting Kenya’s...

Rare Black Leopard Caught on Camera in Laikipia, Kenya

Nairobi, Feb 13 - A wildlife photographer has caught on camera images of a rare black leopard in the Wilderness Camp in Kenya’s Laikipia...

Twenty Vultures Die, Five Rescued after Poisoning Incident in Maasai Mara

Nairobi, Feb 6 – Twenty critically endangered vultures have died after feeding on a poisoned spotted hyena at the periphery of the world famous...

Amendments to Kenya’s Wildlife Laws Explained

Nairobi, Jan 28 - The amended Kenyan law on wildlife -- Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 -- came into force on the 4th...

Insecticide Poisoning Thought to Have Killed Five Elephants in Maasai Mara

Nairobi, Jan 22 – Five elephants found dead in the Olarro Conservancy and the surrounding areas in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve this month...

Twenty-six Elephants Reportedly Die in Maasai Mara in Three Months

Nairobi, Dec 19 – Twenty-six elephants have reportedly died in unclear circumstances over the past three months in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, a...

WWF Deplores Tanzania’s Decision to Build Dam in Selous National Reserve

Nairobi, Dec 18 – WWF has voiced concern over a decision by the Tanzanian government to proceed with the construction of a hydro-electricity power...

Lowland Bongos Discovered in Uganda

By Curtis Abraham Conservationists the world over continue to bemoan the rapid loss of the world’s biodiversity. Almost monthly it seems, a new report emerges...

Three Black Rhinos Found Dead in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve

Nairobi, Nov 22 – Wildlife officials in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve said on Thursday that they were investigating the deaths of three black...

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Nairobi, May 6 - Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with...

African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

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Scientists Propose Changes to Biodiversity Protection Criteria

Nairobi, April 12 - Researchers have warned that a commitment by countries to designate more of the planet’s land and oceans as protected areas...

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Nairobi, April 8 - The 40,000km2 Serengeti-Mara plain that straddles the border of Kenya and Tanzania is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife. It is...

Tool-using Chimp Culture Found in Democratic Republic of Congo

Scientists have discovered a new chimpanzee “behavioral realm” in the Bili-Uéré region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the conservation and environmental science...

Some 539 Giraffe Documented in Masai Mara’s Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Nairobi, March 19 - A survey of giraffe in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Masai Mara found a total of 539 different individuals...

World Pledges to Use Innovation to Tackle Environmental Challenges

Nairobi, March 18 – At the close of the Fourth UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, the world laid the groundwork for a radical shift...