By Thobo Motlhoka, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Sunday Standard. Published 3 July 2018. Just a few weeks before leaving office former Botswana president Lieutenant General Ian Khama slammed US President Donald Trump for the latter’s decision to lift the ban on elephant trophy hunting. Khama condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the decision by the […]
By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 26 June 2018. Planting a tree is a process. Ideally, it starts with sowing a seed that grows into a seedling, digging holes, transplanting and consistent watering. However, an innovative concept popularly known as seed bombing is eliminating the tedious process and injecting fun […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 26 June 2018. The population of black rhino in the country has doubled for the first time in 35 years following conservation efforts. The current black rhino numbers stands at 750, according to report by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), two-fold increase from 350 in 1983 […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 20 June 2018. Laikipia-a sprawling farmland, is constantly in the news for all the wrong reasons, among them banditry and farm raids. And for decades, James Wachira spent sleepless nights, dreading another visit by a unique brand of bandits.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 16 June 2018. Pamela Tiren has borne the brunt of human-wildlife conflict. She lives on the shores of Lake Baringo, at Siriangot village and can give details of what a snake bite entails. In 2007, her then three-year-old daughter, Gladys Chesang, was bitten by a snake and has been scarred […]
By Dan Kaburu, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, K24tv. Published 13 June 2018. The elephant conservation family in Kenya is currently celebrating a first in the last 38 years.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 14 June 2018. The hirola population has continued to shrink despite efforts by conservationists to save the world’s rarest antelope. Hirolas, which are found only in Kenya and Somalia, and which are considered the world’s most endangered antelopes, have been plagued by disease and habitat loss.
By Jeckonia Otieno, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 9 June 2018. Mara River makes a majestic flow down from the Mau. It is full of life. The river is one of the major drivers of tourism in Kenya, not just through the wildlife it supports but also the spectacular wildebeest migration, which […]
By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Mediamax. Published 29 May 2018. Vultures are often viewed with contempt. Bald headed and with repulsive eating habits, vultures have earned a reputation as unattractive and a less endearing bird species. Yet, these birds of prey play a critical role of cleaning up the ecosystem and preventing spread of […]
By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Baraka FM Mombasa. Published 18 May 2018. Kilifi, KENYA: For years, Dickson Mbogo’s main source of income was the illegal cutting down of trees at the once vast Arabuko Sokoke forest, which would mostly end up in a Tom and Jerry chase like game with the Kenya Forest […]