Thursday, September 29, 2022

A Review of the Nairobi National Park Plan 2020-2030

Restoration calls for good science to guide management By David Western Nairobi, July 22 - Nairobi National Park (NNP) was gazetted as Kenya’s first park in...

The Leopard: Lost and Found

By Santiago Legarre One cold July morning of 2019 I left Basecamp Masai Mara very early with Dennis, a new and eager Maasai guide. As...

Kenyan Rangers Arrest Suspected Poachers

Nairobi, Oct 24 - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today reported that its rangers and the police have arrested two suspected poachers and seized...

Marsabit Rock Agama: Another New Lizard Species in Kenya

By Beryl A. Bwong NAIROBI, June 2 - Rock Agamas are some of the most conspicuous lizards. They occur locally in large numbers and are...

Matt, the Celebrated Kenyan Bull Elephant Dies

Nairobi, Oct 24 – One of northern Kenya’s largest elephants has died of natural causes, Save the Elephants charity eported, noting that the tusker,...

Best of Two Worlds on Safari

By Santiago Legarre One time I went out on a game drive in the Maasai Mara. As we drove by the Mara River, it was...

Some 539 Giraffe Documented in Masai Mara’s Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Nairobi, March 19 - A survey of giraffe in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Masai Mara found a total of 539 different individuals...

Chinese Woman Jailed in Tanzania for Ivory Trafficking

Nairobi, Feb 20 - A Tanzanian court has convicted Chinese citizen Yang Fenglan, who is popularly known as the “Ivory Queen”, on charges of...

A Zonkey! Rare Zebra-Donkey Hybrid Born In Kenya

A rare zedonk, born to a zebra mother and a donkey father, has been identified amid the wildlife of the Chyulu National Park in...

Kenyan Conservationist Helps Rescue Poisoned Endangered Vultures

Nairobi, Nov 19 - A hyena, two Endangered Lappet-faced Vultures, and three Critically Endangered Rüppell’s Vultures died at the scene of an illegal poisoning...

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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...