Garbage control rules haunt Mombasa months after introduction

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.

Goodbye buddy: Yes, I miss him terribly, warder says of Sudan

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 […]

10,000 mangrove trees replanting exercise kicks off

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.

Sudan, last Northern male white rhino on earth passes on peacefully

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.

Centre provides refuge to chimpanzees after their rescue

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 14 March 2018 Poco, a 38-year-old chimpanzee at a conservancy in Laikipia County, is bubbly. He can stand, walk and even strut with a bipedal swagger just like a human being. And just like 35 other apes being hosted at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Ol Pejeta […]

Call for public participation on forest resource management

  By Collins Omulo, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in Daily Nation  Published 11 March 2018 A task force set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has called on members of the public to submit their memoranda and petitions by Friday on matters that affect forests. The 10-member task force will begin receiving the […]

Mountain tranquility

By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, in People Daily  Published 10 March 2018 Arriving in Naro Moru River Lodge in Nyeri county on a Friday evening instantly lifts the spirits. Green canopies rest above graceful walkways lined with mature exotic and indigenous trees. There are rows of shrubberies along winding paths towards a […]

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, […]