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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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Death of a Legend: Dian Fossey’s ‘Little Darling’ Gorilla Passes On

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, June 7 - Poppy, the last living gorilla featured by famed American primatologist Dian Fossey in her bestselling book, “Gorillas 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...

Grey Crowned Crane Numbers in Steep Decline in Kenya

Nairobi, May 24 - The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is the world’s fastest declining crane. Found only in sub-Saharan Africa, the Grey Crowned...

Landmark Report Shows Alarming Rates of Species Extinctions

Nairobi, May 6 - Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with...

African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

By Karl Ammann When researching the illegal wildlife trade, very often some tentacles lead back to South Africa.  Not only when it comes to rhino...

Scientists Propose Changes to Biodiversity Protection Criteria

Nairobi, April 12 - Researchers have warned that a commitment by countries to designate more of the planet’s land and oceans as protected areas...

Human Activity Takes Heavy Toll on Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem – Study

Nairobi, April 8 - The 40,000km2 Serengeti-Mara plain that straddles the border of Kenya and Tanzania is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife. It is...