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 […]
By Shamini Jayanathan, Director of Wildlife Law & Justice. Published 31 January 2018. In January 2019, Kenya made amendments to the Wildlife Conservation Management Act (WCMA) 2013 that includes heavier penalties for wildlife criminals. The WCMA 2013, as well as other natural resource management laws, aim to ensure Kenya’s natural resources are protected in […]
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 […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 17 December 2018. Residents of Marigat sub-county have called on the Government to lift the ban on logging to enable them control spread of noxious weed christened mathenge.
By Jeckonia Otieno, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 20 December 2018. As the afternoon wears on, Nantoiya Parkusat rests after a hard morning’s work in the small farm. Her home is set on a hill overlooking the Ngare Ndare Forest on one end and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the other.