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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...

Elephant Genes Could Hold Key to Avoiding Cancer

NAIROBI, July 20 (Swara) - Scientists from seven research institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh have used pioneering bioinformatic...

We Must Tame Our Appetite for Opening Up New Places

Achilles Byaruhanga, 52, is the Executive Director of NatureUganda. Cathy Watson interviewed the renowned environmentalist in his office in Kampala. What is Nature Uganda? We used...

Lionesses Die in Apparent Electric Fence Electrocution in Uganda

KAMPALA, April 28 (Swara) – Three lionesses – one adult and two sub-adults – have been found dead near the Queen Elizabeth National Park...

Study Reveals Baby Elephants Can Keep Up with Adults Right after Birth

NAIROBI, April 22 (Swara) - Elephant calves are able to keep up with adults immediately after birth and herds do not slow down for...

Scientists Report Steep Decline in Kenya’s Birds of Prey Populations

NAIROBI, Feb 1 (Swara) - A team of Kenyan and international scientists have reported widespread declines in the populations of Kenya’s birds of prey...

Kenya Obligates Permits for African Grey Parrot Possession

NAIROBI, Nov 6 (Swara) – Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Najib Balala, has issued a 45-day ultimatum for people in possession of...

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...

Kenya’s Elephant Naming Festival Raises Funds for Conservation

NAIROBI, Oct 11 – Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife has reported that it raised 16.5 million Kenyan shillings ($149,000) for elephant conservation during...

“Sing, Fly, Soar – Like A Bird” on World Migratory Bird Day

NAIROBI, Oct 8 – The World Migratory Bird Day will be marked on Saturday, October 9, with people all over the world engaged in...

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Kenya’s President Forbids Harvesting of Iconic Baobab Trees

NAIROBI, Nov 23 (Swara) – Kenya’s President William Ruto has called a halt to the uprooting of the iconic baobab trees in the coastal...

COP27 Ends with Pact on New “Loss and Damage” Fund for Vulnerable Countries

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov 21 (Swara) - The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 ended on November 20 in the Egyptian city of Sharm...

Meet Swara Magazine Contributor Brian Finch

Nairobi, Oct 25 (Swara) - We’re lucky enough to have another SWARA Magazine contributor on the Exact Editions blog this week -- Brian Finch....

Meet Swara Magazine Contributor, Rupi Mangat

Nairobi, Oct 18 (Swara) - We’re lucky enough to be interviewing travel and environmental writer Rupi Mangat today in our #MeetTheContributor series. She has...

Uganda’s Environment Watchdog Says Sugar Firm Damaged Forest, Orders Restoration

NAIROBI, Oct 7 (Swara) – Uganda’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has found that a private company allowed to establish a sugar plantation in...

Baffling Decision to Have Coca-Cola as UN Climate Conference Sponsor

NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Swara) - The government of Egypt has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Coca-Cola, introducing the company as...

Countries Commit to Strengthen Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds

Nairobi, Oct 4 (Swara) - The Eighth Meeting of the Parties (MOP8) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) held under...