Saturday, March 23, 2019

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...

World Oceans Day: “Our oceans, our future”

  A healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

Record Clean Energy Capacity Added as Cost for Renewables Falls – Report

The world is now adding more green energy capacity each year than it adds in new capacity from all fossil fuels combined, according...

WWF and FFI Applaud Rwanda for Doubling Gorilla Viewing Fees

The government of Rwanda, one of the three range countries for the Critically Endangered mountain gorilla, is making headlines for doubling the price...

The Avian Visitors of Kilifi Gardens

by Joanna Hewitt-Stubbs Our Kilifi Garden on the Kenyan coast has become refuge for a number of unusual avian visitors in the last...

Study Warns Fencing Could Trigger Collapse of Greater Mara Ecosystem

With land privatization and fencing of thousands of hectares of communal grazing areas, East Africa is struggling with one of the most radical...

Ugandan Royalty: Lions in the Pearl of Africa

By Michael Schwartz My colleague Moses Konde and I were in Kidepo Valley National Park last year, hoping to film an elephant migration...

Tribunal Halts Construction of Second Phase of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway

Kenya’s National Environmental Tribunal on Thursday issued an order halting the construction of the second phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) between...

SGR phase II beacons found in Oloolua forest

The East African Wild Life Society is raising concern that the impacts of the proposed Standard Gauge Railway to Naivasha is extending beyond...

Ireland Shines Green Light on Kenyan Rhinos Marking St Patrick’s Day

By Paul Udoto Two iconic rhinos in Kenya have been ‘greened’ as part of global celebrations to mark St Patrick’s Day. The statues...

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