KWS on the Spot for Killing Nairobi Park’s Star Lion

The brutal killing of Nairobi National Park’s star lion, Mohawk, by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has drawn major criticisms from Kenyans and conservation...

Transportation Industry Leaders Pledge to Help Combat Illicit Wildlife Trade

Leaders of the global transportation industry have signed a new declaration committing themselves to major steps to help fight trafficking in wildlife products. United...

Kenyan police seize 39 elephant tusks, arrest suspected smuggle

Kenyan police have seized 39 elephant tusks and arrested a man believed to be a dealer in poached wildlife products. Acting on a tip-off,...

Improving efficiency in Kenyan forests could cut emissions and boost economic gain – Report

Raising efficiency in Kenya’s forestry sector could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 27 per cent over 2010 levels, help the East African country meet...

Construction Noise to blame for Lions straying out of Nairobi National Park

Noise from road construction scares lions from Nairobi National Park, conservationist Paula Kahumbu has explained, following three incidents in two months. Kahumbu, who is...

Kenya Wildlife Service carrying out exercise to identify Elephants’ reaction to new railway

Kenya wildlife Service officials are carrying out an exercise to identify elephants’ reaction to the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) encroaching through Tsavo National Park....

Illegal wildlife trafficking on the rise in Uganda

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have said illegal wildlife trafficking is on the rise as Uganda and the...

Kenya’s “Ahmed” the Elephant goes Green on St Patricks Day

Each year, the Irish celebrate their presence around the globe by 'Greening' an iconic structure in a country to coincide with St Patricks Day...

Tourism to Protect Uganda’s Elephants

In December last year, the Barcelona Legends football team visited Uganda on a tourism and investment promotion trip organised by the Uganda Tourism Board...

The First Elephant in Somalia in 20 Years

An elephant marched hundreds of kilometres and briefly crossed into Somalia this month marking the first time the animal has been seen in the...

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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...