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...

Kenyan Court Declines to Stop Staging of Music Festival in National Park

Nairobi, Feb 12 - A Kenyan court has declined to issue orders to stop the staging of a two-day music festival in the country’s...

COVID-19: Persecution of Bats Unjustified

By Curtis Abraham   Kampala, June 29 - Various species of bats, key environmental service providers, are being persecuted and exterminated in parts of the world...

Plans Underway to Transfer Northern White Rhino Embryos to Surrogates

In August 2019, a team of scientists and conservationists broke new ground in saving the northern white rhinoceros from extinction. They harvested eggs from...

COVID-19: Conservation and Tourism Need Greater Support

By Benjamin Mkapa As researchers and scientists study the novel coronavirus, you will find them reading lessons from the past. Africa is young and our...

African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

By Karl Ammann When researching the illegal wildlife trade, very often some tentacles lead back to South Africa.  Not only when it comes to rhino...

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...

New Study Finds Elephants Show Risk-Avoidance Behaviour

Nairobi, June 30 - Elephants’ heavy footsteps and their rumbling low-frequency calls are so powerful that they can create seismic waves -- vibrations that...

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)...

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...

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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...

Kenyan Conservationist Munir Virani to Head UAE’s Raptor Conservation Fund

Nairobi, Sept 30 – The Abu Dhabi-based Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund has appointed renowned Kenyan birds of prey conservationist Munir Virani as...

KWS Seeks Information on Ranger Who Disappeared in August

Nairobi, Sept 27 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it is working with other government agencies in an effort to find a senior...

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...