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...

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...

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...

Conservationists Voice Concern over Electrocution of Threatened Bird Species

Nairobi, Oct 30 – Conservation organisations in Kenya have voiced concern over the death of a threatened Martial Eagle that was electrocuted last week,...

EAWLS Voices Concern over Reported Forestland Allocations

Nairobi, March 6 2019 - The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS) and its sub-committee, the Kenya Forests Working Group (KFWG), have noted with...

Fencing of Mt. Kenya on track

100 kilometres of the Mount Kenya Electric Fence has been completed. The comprehensive fencing that will eventually encircle Mount Kenya is expected to cover...

Pangolins Probable Intermediate Host Species for Coronavirus – Report

Nairobi, Feb 11 - Researchers in China have suggested that pangolins are the probable intermediate host species for the coronavirus outbreak that has thus...

Tanzania to Allow Settlers into Protected Areas

Arusha, Tanzania, March 8 - The conservation world was alarmed by a recent directive from the president of Tanzania to open up protected areas...

Ray of Hope As Elephant Makes Historic 78km Trek

Koya, 23, walked with her family from Samburu to Marsabit county, experts say it suggests freedom for the animals In Summary • Experts believe that Koya’s...

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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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...