Friday, March 22, 2019

Conservationists Urge Tanzania Not to Build Dam in Selous Game Reserve

Conservationists are urging the Tanzanian government to stop plans to build a hydropower dam in the country’s Selous Game Reserve, saying the project...

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA): Phase 2A of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on 29 October launched the contentious second phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) that is to...

Aerial Survey Counts 12,840 Elephants in Tsavo-Mkomazi Ecosystem

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and its partners have completed an aerial count of elephats in the Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystem in Kenya and Tanzania,...

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...

KWS in a case on wildlife migration

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in which Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) denies liability for damages caused by migrating wildlife. The court will...
Uganda’s Crested crane

Uganda’s symbolic bird – Crested crane nears extinction

Uganda’s Crested crane The Grey Crowned Crane is the face of Uganda. The bird appears on the African country’s flag and Coat...

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,...

Tsavo National Park, Kenya’s Vanishing diamond

The 22,000km2 Tsavo area is made up of the Tsavo West and Tsavo East National parks - making it the largest national park in...

World Oceans Day: “Our oceans, our future”

  A healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

Jogger gets a rare crocodile encounter in Karura Forest

A morning jogger was recently treated to a rare sight of a crocodile in Karura forest. The jogger was going about his usual morning...

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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...

Tanzania to Allow Settlers into Protected Areas

Arusha, Tanzania, March 8 - The conservation world was alarmed by a recent directive from the president of Tanzania to open up protected areas...

EAWLS Voices Concern over Reported Forestland Allocations

Nairobi, March 6 2019 - The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) and its sub-committee, the Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG), have noted with...

Wildfires Char Large Swathes of Mt. Kenya Forest

Nairobi, March 1 - Wildfires that are still raging on have charred huge swathes of moorland in the Mount Kenya National Park, local newspapers...

Rare Giant Pangolin Found in Uganda

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, Feb 20 - As part of its ongoing hidden camera-trap project in Uganda, conservationists working with the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo’s...

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...