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REPORT: Analysis of wildlife crime trials in north-central Kenya

Published Date 9 July 2018 Author(s) Space for Giants Full Paper: Analysis of Prosecutions of Ivory, Rhino Horn and Sandalwood Crime in North Central Kenya – A Case Study (opens in new window) The global illegal wildlife trade is operated by transnational organised crime syndicates and valued at an estimated $7-10 billion annually. High profile ivory seizures and […]

Fires in Serengeti delay spectacular wildebeest migration

Fires in Serengeti delay spectacular wildebeest migration

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 23 July 2018. Fire in Serengeti has delayed annual spectacular wildebeest migration between Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Tourists and guides visiting the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem have reported seeing billows of smoke and fire around the Serengeti in the northern parts of […]

Invasive species plague Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, affecting populations – Caroline Chebet Standard

Invasive species plague Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, affecting populations

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 13 July 2018. Alien plants are threatening animals in one of the Kenya’s major wildlife reserves, a study has shown. The study found that at least 245 alien species, introduced in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem accidentally or intentionally as ornamental plants, were destroying the grass […]

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Revealed: How rogue KFS staff stole millions in timber deals

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 6 May 2018. Deep-rooted corrupt practices and lack of accountability has cost the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) millions of shillings in revenue, a new report has revealed. The report by the task force formed to investigate state of forests in the country, says KFS […]