Kenyatta Dam, an Endangered Wetland with Endangered Birds

By John Wanyoike I am a passionate birder from Kuresoi in Kenya’s Nakuru County. One morning in February 2022, I went on a birding excursion...

Fanaka: First Baby Mountain Bongo Born in the Wild through Conservation Efforts

NANYUKI, Kenya, July 28 (Swara) - The first baby Mountain Bongo born in the wild through an 18-yearlong conservation programme has been captured on...

APAC Ends with Call to Boost Conservation in Africa’s Protected Areas

NAIROBI, July 25 (Swara) - The inaugural IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) concluded in the Rwanda capital, Kigali, on July 23 with the...

Elephant Genes Could Hold Key to Avoiding Cancer

NAIROBI, July 20 (Swara) - Scientists from seven research institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh have used pioneering bioinformatic...

First Africa Protected Areas Congress opens in Rwanda

KIGALI, July 18 (Swara) – The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) – the first-ever Pan-African gathering of leaders, citizens, and interest groups focused...

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...

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