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...

Newly Discovered Edible Cricket Promises Plenty of Protein for Man and Beast

Nairobi, Nov 21 - Researchers at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, have discovered a new,...

Mountain Gorillas Reclassified from “Critically Endangered” to “Endangered”

Nairobi, Nov 16 – The number of mountain gorillas in the wild has gradually increased over the past 30 years, and are up from...

The Bones of Karanja: Popular Black Rhino Preserved at Kenya National Museum

By Delta Willis Kenya’s National Museum in Nairobi is famous for its bones, from fossilized skulls of human ancestors to the fully preserved skeleton of...

Massive Biodiversity Loss the Result of Voracious Human Consumption – WWF

Nairobi, Nov 12 – An exponential growth in human consumption of natural resources is the driving force behind the current unprecedented planetary change and...

Conservationists Voice Concern over Electrocution of Threatened Bird Species

Nairobi, Oct 30 – Conservation organisations in Kenya have voiced concern over the death of a threatened Martial Eagle that was electrocuted last week,...

Poachers Kill Two Wildlife Rangers in DRC’s Garamba National Park

Elephant poachers have killed two wildlife rangers in a shootout in Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reports...

South African Court Ruling Could Allow Domestic Trade in Rhino Horn

South Africa’s highest court has rejected a bid by the government to keep a ban on domestic trade in rhino horn, the Guardian...

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COVID-19: Conservation and Tourism Need Greater Support

By Benjamin Mkapa As researchers and scientists study the novel coronavirus, you will find them reading lessons from the past. Africa is young and our...

Fires Break Out in Tsavo Conservation Area

Nairobi, July 23 – Unknown people have started fires at three locations in the Tsavo conservation area, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) reported on...

A Review of the Nairobi National Park Plan 2020-2030

Restoration calls for good science to guide management By David Western Nairobi, July 22 - Nairobi National Park (NNP) was gazetted as Kenya’s first park in...

Kenya Using Lion Contraceptive To Protect Black Rhino From Predator

  FILE - A group of lionesses walk the plain in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.   Nairobi, July 20 - Kenya's Wildlife Service (KWS)...

Elephant Poaching Has Only Declined in East Africa – Report

Nairobi, July 2 - Although initial research suggested otherwise, poaching of African elephants has not decreased since 2011 in western, southern, and central Africa,...

Hundreds Of Elephants Dead In Mysterious Mass Die-off

Nairobi, July 2 - Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, according to an official who ruled out poaching as...

COVID-19: Persecution of Bats Unjustified

By Curtis Abraham   Kampala, June 29 - Various species of bats, key environmental service providers, are being persecuted and exterminated in parts of the world...