By Jeckonia Otieno, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 9 March 2019. Recently, Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko ordered for the prosecution of polluters of rivers flowing through Nairobi. This deserves support from all quarters since it is a health and aesthetic issue. That said, Mr Tobiko needs a reminder that he is […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 10 March 2019. A decades-old tree hangs precariously on the edge as flames consume its roots, slowly smoking life out the home of hundreds of birds at Lake Kamnarok National Reserve in Baringo County. Just around the tottering giant, are humongous trees reduced to […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 10 March 2019. A decade-old tree hangs precariously as it burns from the roots, the fire slowly smoking life out of the tree that houses tens of nests.
By Pamela Amia, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, ChimpReports. Published 9 March 2019. Human-wildlife conflict in Uganda has over the years been escalating between communities living in and around protected areas mainly around Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located in South Western part of Uganda.
CAROLINE CHEBET, a reporter for Kenya’s daily newspaper The Standard, was one of our first Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellows. Here she reflects on her first year taking part. I joined the Giants Club Fellowship programme in December 2017, several months after I started working for the Standard Group. I remember being so […]
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 […]