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Saving Kenya’s mountain bongos from extinction

By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in People Daily 

Published 6 March 2018

With their distinct long wavy horns and attractive chestnut brown fur that bears large white stripes, mountain bongos are considered to be the most beautiful antelopes.

The antelopes sub-species found in dense mountain forests are threatened due to illegal hunting, logging, disease and loss of habitat, rendering them a critically endangered species.

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Craftsman goes green with leather

By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in People Daily 

Published 27 February 2018

Intricately designed accessories on display in an exhibition stand in Nairobi portray craftsmanship infused with an African touch.

Decorated with images of the big five, the Kenyan flag and beautiful landscapes, the handcrafted leather products are a true celebration of Kenyan beauty. Jacob Mwangi, proprietor, Palm Prints African Artifacts, has gone beyond just churning out aesthetically appealing leather products, but also taken a step towards environmental sustainability.

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Why Nairobi is water scarce

By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in People Daily 

Published 22 February 2018

Nairobi county residents have been grappling with water shortage for long. Acting Environment, Water and Natural Resources Executive Mohamed Ahmed Dagane talks about the issue and interventions put in place.

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Laikipia ranch grows fodder to beat drought

By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in People Daily 

Published 13 February 2018

At the far edges of vast El Karama Ranch in Laikipia county lush green fields of Rhodes grass flourish under the blazing sun. The green fields within a fenced area provide a conspicuous contrast to withered brown grass in surrounding areas of the 14,000 acre wildlife and cattle ranch.

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City county partners with Rwanda to clean Nairobi

By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in Daily Nation

Published 28 January 2018

The Nairobi City County government has partnered with the Rwandan High Commission in an effort to improve cleanliness in the city.

Rwandan High Commissioner to Kenya James Kimonyo said that the partnership has been informed by the need to replicate the steps taken by his country in keeping its environment clean.

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Sonko: Half a million homes in Nairobi slums lack water

By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in Daily Nation 

Published 17 January 2018

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said that nearly half a million households in the city’s slums have no access to water or the water available to them is not sufficient to meet their basic needs.

The governor said that the situation has been caused by water being lost through leaking pipes and poor storage, saying that the situation has created an ever-growing deficit where water supply in Nairobi has never matched its population growth.

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