By Ronald Musoke, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Independent. Published 25 February 2019. Elephants are one of the most iconic and popular animals that attract visitors by their thousands to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. Even the locals of Kafuru, a small village near the eastern fringes of the park know this.
By Pamela Amia, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, ChimpReports. Published 20 February 2019. Human-wildlife conflict remains a big threat to conservation especially in the areas surrounding the National Parks. It is not different for Kafuro Village natives who have had to put up with the dangerous interaction with the wild animals from Queen Elizabeth National Park […]
By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Media Max. Published 19 February 2019. What are they? This is a common question that precedes most conversations about pangolins. This shy creature, the only mammal covered in scales, is at the risk of extinction, yet most people haven’t heard about it. The protective scales, which account for […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 13 February 2019. Researchers at San Diego Zoo Global and Loisaba Conservancy have confirmed the presence of a rare black leopard living in Laikipia County, a first in 100 years.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 6 February 2019. Conservationists have warned that the number of vultures is declining fast. Declining vulture populations have a bearing on human health because the birds of prey act as nature’s undertaker by clearing infected carcasses that can easily spread anthrax, tuberculosis and brucellosis […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 5 January 2019. Richard Yegon takes slow steps, his jacket hung on his shoulder, as he glances at a swollen Lake Bogoria. His sight is still good, even under the striking sun rays, despite his age. Using his walking stick, he points at a […]