Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award

NAIROBI, May 6 (Swara) - Activist Cécile Ndjebet of Cameroon has won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding...

Lionesses Die in Apparent Electric Fence Electrocution in Uganda

KAMPALA, April 28 (Swara) – Three lionesses – one adult and two sub-adults – have been found dead near the Queen Elizabeth National Park...

Study Reveals Baby Elephants Can Keep Up with Adults Right after Birth

NAIROBI, April 22 (Swara) - Elephant calves are able to keep up with adults immediately after birth and herds do not slow down for...

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Highest but Slowing – IPCC

NAIROBI, April 5 – Average annual global greenhouse gas emissions in 2010-2019 were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of...

States Agree to Develop Legally Binding Agreement on Plastic Pollution

NAIROBI, March 3 (Swara) – Delegates from 175 countries have endorsed a historic resolution at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) to end plastic...

Flipflopi Sets Sail to Map Impact of Marine Litter in Indian Ocean

NAIROBI, Feb 21 (Swara) – The creators of the world’s first sailing dhow made entirely from discarded plastic, the Flipflopi, are partnering with members of...

Africa Protected Areas Congress in Rwanda Postponed

KIGALI, Feb 3 - The inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) previously scheduled for 7-12 March 2022 has been postponed to 18-23 July...

World Wetlands Day Marked across the Globe

NAIROBI, Feb 2 (Swara) – The World Wetlands Day was marked across the globe today with events and statements to raise awareness on the...

Scientists Report Steep Decline in Kenya’s Birds of Prey Populations

NAIROBI, Feb 1 (Swara) - A team of Kenyan and international scientists have reported widespread declines in the populations of Kenya’s birds of prey...

Conservationists in Kenya Decry Plans to Weaken Forest Protection Law

NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Swara) – Conservation organisations in Kenya on Monday demanded that parliament withdraw a proposed amendment to the country’s forest protection law,...

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Victory for Conservationists as Bid to Weaken Kenya’s Forests Law Flops

NAIROBI, June 15 (Swara) - Conservationists and environmental activists in Kenya are hailing as a great success their spirited advocacy campaign to defeat efforts...

Uganda to Plant 40 Million Trees Every Year

KAMPALA, June 3 (Swara) - In a renewed effort to roll back environmental degradation, Ugandan authorities have formed a partnership with the private sector...

We Must Tame Our Appetite for Opening Up New Places

Achilles Byaruhanga, 52, is the Executive Director of NatureUganda. Cathy Watson interviewed the renowned environmentalist in his office in Kampala. What is Nature Uganda? We used...

E. A. Wild Life Society Sells Subscriptions to Modern Archive of Swara Magazine

LONDON/NAIROBI, May 24 - Individual readers and libraries interested in conservation and biodiversity can now digitally subscribe to Swara Magazine, the quarterly magazine of...

Policy Paper Suggests Three Steps for Africa to Combat Climate Change

LAGOS, May 13 - With hopes for countering global warming pinned on progress at the upcoming COP27 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt, a...

Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award

NAIROBI, May 6 (Swara) - Activist Cécile Ndjebet of Cameroon has won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding...

Lionesses Die in Apparent Electric Fence Electrocution in Uganda

KAMPALA, April 28 (Swara) – Three lionesses – one adult and two sub-adults – have been found dead near the Queen Elizabeth National Park...