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 […]
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 […]
Kenya’s Wildlife Conservation Management Act has been amended to correct earlier errors and include heavier penalties. Resources must now be allocated to allow the law’s new powers to be effective, argues SHAMINI JAYANATHAN Poachers and traffickers of endangered species will go straight to prison, for jail terms of between three and seven years, following […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 24 January 2018. Sounds of croaking frogs and quacking ducks in a pool of water draws one to an expansive field of a hotel within the Masai Mara National Reserve. The field aptly mirrors the new technology fast being adopted by hoteliers in managing waste […]
By Dan Kaburu, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 3 January 2019. Early morning at the Central Landing shore of Lake Naivasha, fishermen slowly push their boats into the lake to eke out a living for yet another day. While in the lake, images of the rising sun make the lake beautiful while […]