By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard. Published 6 December 2018. Numerous pink flamingos glide while others strut beautifully, puffing water to create magnificent images that have placed Lake Bogoria on the list of most colourful destinations in the world.
By Dan Kaburu, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 27 November 2018. Rift Valley, the cradle of mankind, is known for its many lakes. The lakes are tourist attraction sites earning regional counties billions of shillings in revenue. But one such facility, Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve in Kerio Valley, Baringo, could soon be […]
By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 27 November 2018. It’s hardly what you expect to see. Deep in Mara North Conservancy, Narok County, cows nonchalantly graze amidst impalas, zebras and gazelles just within easy reach of predators that roam the natural wilderness. When darkness falls, the cows retreat to simple […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 6 November 2018. The annual migration of birds from Europe to Africa at the onset of winter is expected to kick off mid this month through December. Bird enthusiasts, experts, and local and international tourists are expected to pitch camp at the Kerio Valley […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 1 November 2018. Conservationists have criticised the Chinese government for lifting a 25-year-ban on rhino horn and tiger bone. China lifted the ban on Monday under new regulations that allow hospitals to obtain the parts from commercially bred tigers and rhinos for “medical research”.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 30 October 2018. Giraffes are dying at an alarming rate because of a skin disease that has ravaged several African countries including Kenya, a new report shows. But according to the research published in ScienceDirect, a website which provides subscription-based access to a database […]
By Evelyne Makena, Media Max. Published 23 October 2018. “It was downright risky,” recalls Kapuna Lepale, a pastoralist from Samburu who turned to poaching before reforming and transitioning into a dedicated wildlife tracker and protector at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. For eight years, Kapuna crept through the thorny bushes and vast savannah of protected areas in […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 28 September 2018. Small-scale miners have been linked to pollution and mercury poisoning in gold mining regions. According to a report published by the National Environmental and Complaints Committee, gold miners in Migori, Kakamega, Vihiga, Nandi, Siaya, Turkana, Homa Bay, West Pokot and parts […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 11 August 2018. As we approach the scenic animal view-point in the Masai Mara National Reserve, our convoy of three vehicles came to an abrupt stop. “There, look! They are converging near the river (Mara River) ready to cross!” says Nicholas Tingisha, our tour […]
Chege Amos trains Kenyan wildlife rangers how to use the latest tech to record their patrols. Analysis of this data helps managers make better conservation decisions, he says In all my years working in conservation in Kenya, I never thought that I would be a part of something that could revolutionise the way we decide […]