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...

Uganda Wildlife Authority nabs 152 Tortoises Valued at Shs2.5 Billion

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on Monday impounded 152 tortoises from the Eastern Uganda district of Mbale. The tortoises were displayed to the media...

Speedy Trial of Wildlife Crime Suspects in Kenya Not Certain – Report

Nairobi, Aug 24 – High-profile traffickers in illegal wildlife products in Kenya are not being brought to justice with certainty, according to the latest...

KWS to use digital mechanisms to curb down poaching

Kenya Wildlife Service will now use smart phones to track endangered species of elephants, lions and cheetahs that are at risk of poaching. In...

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...

With only three left in the world: will science save the northern white rhino...

Under the watchful eyes of a group of heavily armed guards, three rhinos graze on the grassland of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya....

Kenya’s oldest Elephant attacked in poaching attempt

Kenya’s biggest and oldest elephant “Tim”, was attacked by poachers at the Amboseli National Park last week. The elephant was found by conservationist David...

Ivory Burn will not result to a price increase – KWS

The Kenya Wildlife Service has refuted claims by some conservationists and economists that burning ivory will lead to an increase in the price. According...

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...

Tanzania Police and Interpol seize 1,279kg of ivory valued at 2.11 million dollars

Tanzania Police in collaboration with Interpol seized elephant ivory worth over 2.11 million Dollars. Nine suspected smugglers were also arrested in the operation by...

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Zebra Odour May Repel Tsetse Flies and Boost Trypanosomiasis Control

Nairobi, July 2 - Zebras, specifically odours found in their skin, may provide leads to boost the management of the deadly and devastating African...

Kenyan Court Cancels Permit to Build Coal-Fired Power Plant in Lamu

Nairobi, June 27 – A Kenyan court has ordered the cancellation of a licence issued to a company to build a coal-fired electricity production...

Five Black Rhinos to Move from Europe to Africa

Nairobi, June 20 - Five critically endangered black rhinos, born and bred in Europe, will be flown from Czech Republic to Akagera National Park...

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...