By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 17 July 2018. Wildlife conservationists have termed the death of eight rhinos at Tsavo National Park a drawback to the conservation of the endangered animals. The eight black rhinos were moved to Tsavo National Park from Nakuru and Nairobi national parks early this month.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 23 July 2018. Fire in Serengeti has delayed annual spectacular wildebeest migration between Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Tourists and guides visiting the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem have reported seeing billows of smoke and fire around the Serengeti in the northern parts of […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 13 July 2018. Alien plants are threatening animals in one of the Kenya’s major wildlife reserves, a study has shown. The study found that at least 245 alien species, introduced in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem accidentally or intentionally as ornamental plants, were destroying the grass […]
By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 14 July 2018. Kilifi, KENYA: On a concrete slab at the Watamu Turtle Watch, a sea turtle lies on its shell. The anaesthetized green sea turtle has been lying on the concrete slab for the past two hours undergoing a laser procedure to remove […]
By Thobo Motlhoka, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Sunday Standard. Published 3 July 2018. Just a few weeks before leaving office former Botswana president Lieutenant General Ian Khama slammed US President Donald Trump for the latter’s decision to lift the ban on elephant trophy hunting. Khama condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the decision by the […]
By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, People Daily. Published 26 June 2018. Planting a tree is a process. Ideally, it starts with sowing a seed that grows into a seedling, digging holes, transplanting and consistent watering. However, an innovative concept popularly known as seed bombing is eliminating the tedious process and injecting fun […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 26 June 2018. The population of black rhino in the country has doubled for the first time in 35 years following conservation efforts. The current black rhino numbers stands at 750, according to report by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), two-fold increase from 350 in 1983 […]