Wildlife crimes and poaching incidents have been on the increase in recent years, across the African continent, and Botswana has not been spared. Poaching is more organised and the transnational nature of such criminal activity has evolved and diversified with links that include human migrant exploitation, money laundering, arms and drugs trafficking to name a […]
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”.