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...

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,...
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...

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...

Rare Giant Pangolin Found in Uganda

By Curtis Abraham Kampala, Feb 20 - As part of its ongoing hidden camera-trap project in Uganda, conservationists working with the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo’s...

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...

Kenya’s Food Security Threatened by Locust Infestation

A desert locust infestation- the worst in 25 years- is spreading through Northern Kenya after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant...

Coronavirus: Kuki Gallmann’s Thoughts on How to Restore Sanity

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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...

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Firefighters Battle Huge Wild Fire in Lolldaiga Conservancy in Laikipia

NANYUKI, March 26 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said today that its rangers had joined a multiagency team that is fighting a fire...

Kenyan Court Issues Injunction against Avocado Farming in Amboseli

NAIROBI, March 24 – A Kenyan court has ordered a company that is working to establish an avocado farm near the Amboseli National Park,...

Six Lions Poisoned in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kampala, March 22 – The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has reported the death of six lions in an apparent incident of poisoning in the...

Earth Optimism Nairobi: Reasons for Good Cheer

Nairobi, March 22 - Earth Optimism -- a global movement promoting a positive outlook towards tackling problems related to environmental degradation and climate change...

Conservationist Colin Church’s Last Interview with Swara Magazine

As a tribute to Kenyan conservationist Colin Church, who passed away this week, we republish below an interview with him that appeared in the...

Giraffes Floated to Safety from Flooded Kenyan Island

NAIROBI, March 4 – Rescuers have succeeded in moving to safety another giraffe marooned in a flooded island on Lake Baringo in the Kenyan...

The Elephant Pricing Scam

In the investigative article below, reproduced with permission, wildlife crime investigator and photographer Karl Ammann exposes corruption, forgery, and fraud on a massive scale...