By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 8 December 2018. Dik-dik antelope numbers at the 28,000 acre Taita hills sanctuary have decreased steadily over the past years leaving conservationists worried that they could be pushed to extinction. The Dik-dik is any antelope that weighs 3-6 kilograms that are classified in the […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard. Published 6 December 2018. Numerous pink flamingos glide while others strut beautifully, puffing water to create magnificent images that have placed Lake Bogoria on the list of most colourful destinations in the world.
By Dan Kaburu, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 27 November 2018. Rift Valley, the cradle of mankind, is known for its many lakes. The lakes are tourist attraction sites earning regional counties billions of shillings in revenue. But one such facility, Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve in Kerio Valley, Baringo, could soon be […]
By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 27 November 2018. It’s hardly what you expect to see. Deep in Mara North Conservancy, Narok County, cows nonchalantly graze amidst impalas, zebras and gazelles just within easy reach of predators that roam the natural wilderness. When darkness falls, the cows retreat to simple […]
The Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellowships is expanding to Uganda, offering six places to professional journalists working for national media provably interested in conservation. Please see below, paying close attention to eligibility criteria and application deadline of December 10. INTRODUCTION Coverage of conservation issues in African media is increasingly frequent, and increasingly comprehensive. There […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 27 November 2018. The Kenya Wildlife Service has lifted the suspension of darting of wildlife for purposes of disease surveillance, clinical monitoring and diagnosis of sick wildlife. The KWS had suspended darting of wildlife following botched translocation that led to the death of 11 […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 22 November 2018. Three rhinos that died within Mara Triangle are suspected to have succumbed to an infectious disease, close sources have revealed. The death of the three rhinos which occurred between November 12 and 19 within the conservancy has sparked fears, with surveillance […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 13 November 2018. I woke up yesterday at about 3am to prepare to travel from Nakuru for a training with the BBC at ihub offices in Kilimani, Nairobi. I arrived at the booking office early since I had anticipated a transport crisis, due to […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 6 November 2018. The annual migration of birds from Europe to Africa at the onset of winter is expected to kick off mid this month through December. Bird enthusiasts, experts, and local and international tourists are expected to pitch camp at the Kerio Valley […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 1 November 2018. Conservationists have criticised the Chinese government for lifting a 25-year-ban on rhino horn and tiger bone. China lifted the ban on Monday under new regulations that allow hospitals to obtain the parts from commercially bred tigers and rhinos for “medical research”.