‘It’s been 20 years of endless pain as a result of this weed Chebet Standard 28th July

‘It’s been 20 years of endless pain as a result of this weed’:Dickson Lekakisio

By Caroline Chebet (Giants Club African Conservation Fellow) and Julius Chepwony, Standard Digital. Published 28 July 2018. Martha Kibilion, 63, stares at her swollen sweaty foot that is slowly rotting because of a wound she developed on her sole more than 20 years ago. She sustained the injury after she was pricked by mathenge, a […]

Frogs, toads, on the verge of extinction Standard Chebet 23rd July

Frogs, toads on the verge of extinction, study

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 23 July 2018. A deadly disease is threatening to wipe out frogs and toads, a new report has shown. The report, published on nature.com, shows Chytridiomycosis, a fatal fungal disease, as responsible for the continuous decline in the population of the amphibians worldwide.

Rhino deaths a blow to conservation agencies – Chebet 17th July

Rhino deaths a blow to conservation agencies

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 17 July 2018. Wildlife conservationists have termed the death of eight rhinos at Tsavo National Park a drawback to the conservation of the endangered animals. The eight black rhinos were moved to Tsavo National Park from Nakuru and Nairobi national parks early this month.

Fires in Serengeti delay spectacular wildebeest migration

Fires in Serengeti delay spectacular wildebeest migration

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 23 July 2018. Fire in Serengeti has delayed annual spectacular wildebeest migration between Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Tourists and guides visiting the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem have reported seeing billows of smoke and fire around the Serengeti in the northern parts of […]

Invasive species plague Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, affecting populations – Caroline Chebet Standard

Invasive species plague Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, affecting populations

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 13 July 2018. Alien plants are threatening animals in one of the Kenya’s major wildlife reserves, a study has shown. The study found that at least 245 alien species, introduced in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem accidentally or intentionally as ornamental plants, were destroying the grass […]

How a deadly strain of Herpes is threatening endangered species – Janet Murikira

How a deadly strain of Herpes is threatening endangered sea turtles

By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 14 July 2018. Kilifi, KENYA: On a concrete slab at the Watamu Turtle Watch, a sea turtle lies on its shell. The anaesthetized green sea turtle has been lying on the concrete slab for the past two hours undergoing a laser procedure to remove […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Close to 7 in 10 wildlife criminals now convicted after prosecution and judicial reform, new study of North Central Kenyan trials finds

NANYUKI, July 9, 2018 (Space for Giants) – The conviction rate for people taken to court for wildlife crimes in North Central Kenya is nearing 70% after judicial and prosecution authorities improved trial processes, new research from Space for Giants has found. National conviction rates for all wildlife crime had almost quadrupled from 24% to […]