By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, D. Published 1 May 2018 In a boot camp deep inside a local game reserve, an elite squad of four sniffer dogs are being trained for combat duty against cross-border wildlife poaching. Rising incidents of wildlife poaching, especially for game meat and wildlife trophies, have forced a […]
By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Daily Nation. Published 1 May 2018. Peter Kimemia is busy preparing tree stumps to make charcoal a few metres from Njabini Shopping Centre in South Kinangop, Nyandarua County, undeterred by the biting cold. Overlooking his cluster of tree stumps is a forlorn Aberdares range, reeling from the […]
By Dan Kaburu, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, K24-TV. Published 22 April 2018. Kenya’s wildlife and rich biodiversity serves a major attraction for tourists who troop to the various national parks and game reserves in their thousands annually to see them in their natural habitat.
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Second Giants Club Summit celebrates progress but warns: the job’s not done yet Close to 30 senior government delegates and almost 100 conservationists, scientists, philanthropists, financiers and celebrities took part in the second Giants Club Summit in Kasane in Botswana in March, attended by His Excellency Ian Khama, the former President of Botswana.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 3 April 2018 Kenya is among the hot spots for illegal trade in the critically endangered pangolins. Pangolins, wild mammals popularly known as scaly ant eaters, are famous for their long sticky tongues that they use to trap and eat ants and termites. They are heavily […]
By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 26 March 2018 When Mombasa county Environment CEC Dr. Godfery Nato took the oath of office in November last year, he inherited a very thorny issue in his department; which is to work on the garbage menace that painted a bad picture on the county.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 25 March 2018. Zachary Mutai stares blankly at the empty enclosure that was once home to Sudan at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County. Mr Mutai looks visibly sad as he receives guests who have come to pay tribute to Sudan, the last male Northern White […]
By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 21 March 2018. An exercise to plant more than 10,000 trees in Mombasa officially kicked off on Wednesday. The exercise being run by bigship CBO a conservation community-based organization based in Jomvu sub-county kicked off to coincide with the World international Forest day.
By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 20 March 2018 The last remaining male Northern white rhino on earth has passed on. The rhino named Sudan from the country where it was rescued from passed away on Monday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county.