WWF Appalled by China’s Legalization of Trade in Tiger Bone and Rhino Horn

Nairobi, Oct 30 - WWF has expressed its profound concern over China’s announcement on Monday that it had legalized the use of tiger bone...

Rules of the Bush (Chinese Version)

Rules of the Bush (Chinese Version) Rules of the Bush 丛林规则 Delta Willis © 6 Sept 2018 黛儿塔.威利斯 2018年9月6日 Chinese Translation: Jeffrey Wu 中文翻译:杰夫 An American man who taunted a...

Over 90 per cent of sampled salt brands contain micro-plastics – study

Nairobi, Oct 19 - Over 90 per cent of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain micro-plastics, with the highest number coming from...

World Migratory Bird Day 2017

May 10th is marked as World Migratory Bird Day. This year 2017 theme is “Their Future Our Future” and it highlights the need...

Illegal Wildlife Trade

Frequently Asked Questions In March 2017, Global Financial Integrity published a report, authored by Channing May, entitled “Transnational Crime and the Developing World”. The...

Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Occurs in 30 per cent of Protected Areas – WWF

A new WWF report calls for additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed...

Playing Midwife to Critically Endangered Turtles at Christmas

Image courtesy: Cheryl Sanchez By Liz Mwambui I saw the bird even before I heard the telltale sounds of dirt striking foliage. I...

Wholesale Ivory Prices in China Down as Ban on Trade Approaches – report

image courtesy: Nat Geo The wholesale price of raw ivory in China has fallen by almost two-thirds in the past three years, a new...

Focus on Wastewater Challenges – and Opportunities

The cost of implementing source water protection activities, such as forest protection, reforestation and the use of cover crops, could be recouped through...

Global Temperatures Hit Another Record – UN

Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean...

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Death of a Legend: Dian Fossey’s ‘Little Darling’ Gorilla Passes On

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African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

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Scientists Propose Changes to Biodiversity Protection Criteria

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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...