Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tsavo East National Park On Fire

A section of Tsavo East National Park caught fire last evening destroying hundreds of hectares of natural vegetation and threatening wildlife in the country's...

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...

Sudan the Rhinoceros (1973–2018)

Obituary by Dr Kes Hillman Smith         Sudan, the last known male Northern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) died on Monday 19th March aged 45,...

Scientists Propose Changes to Biodiversity Protection Criteria

Nairobi, April 12 - Researchers have warned that a commitment by countries to designate more of the planet’s land and oceans as protected areas...

Kenya Bans Commercial Slaughter of Donkeys Threatened by Demand in China

Nairobi, Feb 26 – Kenya’s agriculture minister has announced that the commercial slaughter of donkeys will be prohibited with effect from March after farmers...

Kenyan Govt Halts Construction of Amusement Facility in Hell’s Gate Park

Nairobi, April 30 - The Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala, has ordered the suspension the construction of an amusement park in...

Tsavo’s Iconic Tusker, Il Talal, Dies

NAIROBI, April 13 – One of Kenya’s most iconic elephants, Il Talal, the colossus of Tsavo National Park died this week after apparent colon...

African Conservancies Fund Feted in Global Awards

NAIROBI, Oct 14 - The African Conservancies Fund (ACF) that was created to support   wildlife conservancies in Kenya’s Masai Mara region amid the devastating...

African Elephant Poaching Declines but Ivory Seizures Hit Record High

Geneva, 24 Oct – The latest report by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on the...

World Pledges to Use Innovation to Tackle Environmental Challenges

Nairobi, March 18 – At the close of the Fourth UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, the world laid the groundwork for a radical shift...

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Monsoon, the Elephant Matriarch of Kenya’s North Dies

Nairobi, Sept 29 (Swara) - A wild African female elephant who survived being shot by poachers five times and delighted scientists by giving birth...

African Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) Strategy Launched

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Swara) - Formed in February 2020, the African CSO Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) provides a platform for African civil society organisations (CSOs)...

Toolbox to Reduce Conflict between Elephants and People Launched

NAIROBI, Aug 12 (Swara) - Save the Elephants (STE), the Kenyan-based research and conservation organisation, has developed a unique "how to" manual, the Human-Elephant...

Mt Kenya National Park Showcased in Photo Exhibition

NAIROBI, Aug 4 (Swara) – Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has launched a month-long photo exhibition at the headquarters of the National Museums...

Kenyatta Dam, an Endangered Wetland with Endangered Birds

By John Wanyoike I am a passionate birder from Kuresoi in Kenya’s Nakuru County. One morning in February 2022, I went on a birding excursion...

Fanaka: First Baby Mountain Bongo Born in the Wild through Conservation Efforts

NANYUKI, Kenya, July 28 (Swara) - The first baby Mountain Bongo born in the wild through an 18-yearlong conservation programme has been captured on...

Amboseli from Up in the Air

By Santiago Legarre An invitation from Ol Tukai Lodge made my latest visit to Amboseli National Park possible. In a forthcoming contribution to the October...