Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award

NAIROBI, May 6 (Swara) - Activist Cécile Ndjebet of Cameroon has won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding...

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...

Top Level Recommendations for Action – SGR Phase 2

HOW CAN WE BEST ACHIEVE A BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN SGR PHASE 2A No. Top recommendations...

Three Giraffes Electrocuted in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy

Nairobi, Feb 23 – Three giraffes were electrocuted to death when they came into contact with live power transmission lines in Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy...

Conservationist Joannah Stutchbury Murdered in Kenya

Nairobi, July 16 – Unknown assailants shot and killed environment activist Joannah Stutchbury, 67, outside her home near the Windsor Country Club in the...

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...

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,...

Kenya Incinerates Tonnes of Ivory in Stepped Up Effort to Save Elephants

Some 105 tonnes of ivory were burned at a national park outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday in a dramatic gesture by the...

Satellite Imagery Reveals Elephants Choose Paths Leading to their Favourite Food

Nairobi, Dec 16 - As the human-elephant conflict continues to rise across Africa, researchers are searching for new ways to keep a watchful eye...

70,000 hectares of forests is lost to illegal logging every year – UN Report

A new report has shown that Kenya loses 70,000 hectares of forest each year to illegal logging. The report done by United Nations Environment...

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Preserving Amboseli: The Perils of Devolving Park Management

By Nancy Ogonje In 2023, plans to downgrade Amboseli National Park to a National Reserve, placing it under Kajiado...

Kenya’s Mara Reserve Embarks on Rhino Monitoring Project

Nairobi, May 7 (Swara)—In an initiative to bolster conservation efforts, The Safari Collection and Footprint Trust have joined forces to spearhead a...

Conservatory Order Extended to Protect Aberdare National Park and Forest

Nairobi, April 30 (Swara) - The Environment and Land Court in Nyeri has extended the conservatory order against the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru road...

Southern Patas Monkey Nears Extinction in Kenya and Tanzania

Nairobi, April 30  (Swara) - Scientists warn that the Southern patas monkey, once thriving in Kenya and Tanzania's savannahs, faces imminent extinction, marking a...

Court Halts Construction of Controversial Road through Aberdare National Park

Nairobi, April 17 (Swara) – A court in Kenya has issued an injunction against the proposed construction of the Ihithe-Ndunyu Njeru Road through the...

Two Cheetah Cubs Run Over and Killed by Vehicles in Kenya’s Samburu Area

BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, March 18 (Swara)—Wildlife conservationists reported two cheetahs killed in collisions with vehicles near the Chokaa Gate of Buffalo Springs...

Outcry as Poaching Again Threatens Amboseli Elephant Population

NAIROBI, March 18 (Swara) - In 1994, the world recoiled in horror when four distinguished elephants, subjects of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, fell...