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Former cricket player gave up bat to save vultures

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 […]

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Butterfly farming transforming loggers into forest ambassadors in Kilifi

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 […]

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Two refugee chimpanzees from Guinea Bissau find a home at Ol Pejeta

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 26 May 2018. Two chimpanzees rescued from smugglers in Guinea Bissau have been taken to a rescue centre in Nanyuki. The apes, which were victims of the illegal wildlife trade in exotic animals in the west African nation, will join 36 other chimpanzees seeking refuge […]

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Conservation message too complex for Kenyan youth

By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 1 April 2018. A camera follows Omar Ibrahim through a winding alley lined with shanty structures. The neighbourhood, which bears broken sewer lines, heaps of garbage and a murky river flowing through it, is the only home Omar has known his entire life. “When […]

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Conservationist uses NASA algorithm technology to track endangered whale sharks in South Coast, Kenya

By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 3 May 2018. Kwale,KENYA: A whale shark philanthropist in Diani has adopted the worldwide used NASA algorithm like technology to help in tracking Whale sharks spotted along the Kenyan coast. Whale shark patterns are unique to each and every creature just like fingerprints. According to […]

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Revealed: How rogue KFS staff stole millions in timber deals

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 6 May 2018. Deep-rooted corrupt practices and lack of accountability has cost the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) millions of shillings in revenue, a new report has revealed. The report by the task force formed to investigate state of forests in the country, says KFS […]

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Canine evidence hitch in poaching cases

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 […]

Fighting climate change through tree planting

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 […]