Sunday, September 26, 2021

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...

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,...

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...

Three Giraffes Electrocuted in Kenya’s Soysambu Conservancy

Nairobi, Feb 23 – Three giraffes were electrocuted to death when they came into contact with live power transmission lines in Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy...

Ear-notching Under Way to Identify Black Rhinos in Tsavo East

Nairobi, Jan 4 - A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) team is carrying out an ear-notching exercise on black rhinoceros in Tsavo East National Park,...

KWS Probes “Poisoning” Death of Three Elephants in Taita-Taveta

Nairobi, Jan 29 - The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is investigating the death of three elephants in the Sagala area of Taita-Taveta County on...

Suspected Kenyan Wildlife Trafficking Kingpin Extradited to United States

Nairobi, Jan 26 – Kenyan authorities have extradited a key wildlife and narcotics trafficking suspect, Mansur Mohamed Surur (a.k.a. Mansour), to the United States...

In Pictures: Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, on fire

Nairobi, October 14 - A wildfire that broke out Sunday on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, has destroyed 28 square kilometers of vegetation,...

‘Toxic blooms’ and climate change to blame for deaths of 300 elephants, say Botswana...

Nairobi, September 24 - Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on Monday, announcing...

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Farming in Amboseli Wildlife Area Thwarted…

Story and Photos by Kang-Chun Cheng  In August 2020, an enterprise called KiliAvo Fresh Ltd began establishing an avocado farm on its 72-hectare (180 acres)...

Hyenas Kill Two Children, Maul Five Other People in Kenya

Nairobi, Sept 17 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will compensate the family of two children killed and five other people mauled by marauding...

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Kenya’s Wildlife Census Records 12 Per Cent Growth in Elephant Population

Nairobi, September 1 – Kenya’s elephant population rose by 12 per cent from 32,214 in 2014 to 36,169 animals in 2021, according to newly...

Kenya Airways and USAID’s ROUTES Campaign Partner to Protect Wildlife

Nairobi, Aug 16 - Kenya Airways (KQ) and the USAID-led Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) partnership have come together to create awareness...

UN Report on Climate Change Spells Out Humanity’s Damage to the Planet

Nairobi, Aug 10 – The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of scientists whose findings are endorsed by the world's...