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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 […]

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Giants Club Summit 2018: Summary Report

Second Giants Club Summit celebrates progress but warns: the job’s not done yet Close to 30 senior government delegates and almost 100 conservationists, scientists, philanthropists, financiers and celebrities took part in the second Giants Club Summit in Kasane in Botswana in March, attended by His Excellency Ian Khama, the former President of Botswana.

Kenya among key hubs of illegal trade of pangolin scales

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 3 April 2018 Kenya is among the hot spots for illegal trade in the critically endangered pangolins. Pangolins, wild mammals popularly known as scaly ant eaters, are famous for their long sticky tongues that they use to trap and eat ants and termites. They are heavily […]

Garbage control rules haunt Mombasa months after introduction

By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 26 March 2018 When Mombasa county Environment CEC Dr. Godfery Nato took the oath of office in November last year, he inherited a very thorny issue in his department; which is to work on the garbage menace that painted a bad picture on the county.

Goodbye buddy: Yes, I miss him terribly, warder says of Sudan

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 25 March 2018. Zachary Mutai stares blankly at the empty enclosure that was once home to Sudan at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County. Mr Mutai looks visibly sad as he receives guests who have come to pay tribute to Sudan, the last male Northern White […]