Twenty Vultures Die, Five Rescued after Poisoning Incident in Maasai Mara

Nairobi, Feb 6 – Twenty critically endangered vultures have died after feeding on a poisoned spotted hyena at the periphery of the world famous...

Amendments to Kenya’s Wildlife Laws Explained

Nairobi, Jan 28 - The amended Kenyan law on wildlife -- Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 -- came into force on the 4th...

Insecticide Poisoning Thought to Have Killed Five Elephants in Maasai Mara

Nairobi, Jan 22 – Five elephants found dead in the Olarro Conservancy and the surrounding areas in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve this month...

Twenty-six Elephants Reportedly Die in Maasai Mara in Three Months

Nairobi, Dec 19 – Twenty-six elephants have reportedly died in unclear circumstances over the past three months in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, a...

WWF Deplores Tanzania’s Decision to Build Dam in Selous National Reserve

Nairobi, Dec 18 – WWF has voiced concern over a decision by the Tanzanian government to proceed with the construction of a hydro-electricity power...

Lowland Bongos Discovered in Uganda

By Curtis Abraham Conservationists the world over continue to bemoan the rapid loss of the world’s biodiversity. Almost monthly it seems, a new report emerges...

Three Black Rhinos Found Dead in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve

Nairobi, Nov 22 – Wildlife officials in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve said on Thursday that they were investigating the deaths of three black...

Newly Discovered Edible Cricket Promises Plenty of Protein for Man and Beast

Nairobi, Nov 21 - Researchers at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, have discovered a new,...

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...

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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Eggs Harvested from Last Northern White Rhinos in Bid to Stop Extinction

Nairobi, Aug 23 – In an effort to save the northern white rhino from complete extinction, an international consortium of scientists and conservationists have...

Kenya to Propose Total Ban of Ivory Trade at CITES Conference

Nairobi, July 31 – The next triennial meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of...

Proposed Dam Threatens Uganda’s Murchison Falls Ecosystem, Cultural Heritage

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, July 26 - A plan to construct a 360MW power plant on Uganda’s River Nile, at Murchison Falls National Park in...

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...
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