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 Wildlife Census in Masai Mara Ecosystem Counts Nearly 2,500 Elephants

 A census of elephants in the Masai Mara ecosystem in May this year counted 2,493 elephants, a significant increase from the the 1,448 animals...

Four New Male Lions Seen in Samburu

photo credit Robbie Labanowski. The Ewaso Lions Project in Kenya has reported the arrival of four new males (who have manes!) in Samburu – the...

Changing the Course of History for Kenya’s Wildlife

By Paula Kahumbu On May 31st we all cheered at the inauguration of the first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from...

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,...

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...

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...

Call to Save Kenya’s Ondiri Swamp and its Quaking Bog

By Cathy Watson A remarkable ‘quaking bog’ and critical source of water for the Kenyan capital is under severe threat, according to conservationists who attended...

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...
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...

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Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle Sighting on Mt Kenya

By Nick Trent Mount Kenya, August 4, 2019 – The Cassin’s Hawk-Eagle, formerly classified as Spizaetus africanus, and more recently as Aquila africanus, is a small but robustly...

Wilding by Isabella Tree (Book Review)

Wilding is about the return of nature to a failing British farm and how gradually the land healed, and the farm began to flourish...

Kenyan Rangers Arrest Suspected Poachers

Nairobi, Oct 24 - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today reported that its rangers and the police have arrested two suspected poachers and seized...

Matt, the Celebrated Kenyan Bull Elephant Dies

Nairobi, Oct 24 – One of northern Kenya’s largest elephants has died of natural causes, Save the Elephants charity eported, noting that the tusker,...

The Tragic Death of Teresai, the Bull Elephant of Samburu

Nairobi, Oct 15 - Teresai, the iconic bull elephant of Samburu in northern Kenya died last month when he fell into an abandoned septic...

Scientists Create Northern White Rhino Embryos in Bid to Save Subspecies

Nairobi, Sept 12 – Efforts to bring the northern white rhinoceros from the brink of extinction have moved a step further with the successful...

CITES Conference Adopts Decisions to Boost Wildlife Conservation

Nairobi, Aug 29 – The 18th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)...
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