By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 26 May 2018. Two chimpanzees rescued from smugglers in Guinea Bissau have been taken to a rescue centre in Nanyuki. The apes, which were victims of the illegal wildlife trade in exotic animals in the west African nation, will join 36 other chimpanzees seeking refuge […]
By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 15 May 2018. In the southern reaches of Laikipia County, along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River and within the pristine expanse of 90,000 acre Ol Pejeta conservancy, there is a small, unassuming tented camp. A cluster of desert brown tents tucked within green […]
By Evelyn Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 1 April 2018. A camera follows Omar Ibrahim through a winding alley lined with shanty structures. The neighbourhood, which bears broken sewer lines, heaps of garbage and a murky river flowing through it, is the only home Omar has known his entire life. “When […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Dan Kaburu, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, K24-TV. Published 22 April 2018. Kenya’s wildlife and rich biodiversity serves a major attraction for tourists who troop to the various national parks and game reserves in their thousands annually to see them in their natural habitat.
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 […]
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.