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 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 28 December 2018. Elephant deaths have dropped by 30 percent this year with 396 deaths recorded this year as compared to 727 deaths last year. In a statement by the Kenya Wildlife Service, poaching of elephants has also reduced by 50 percent this year […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 1 January 2019. In March 2018, a dark cloud hung over the conservation world following the death of the only remaining male northern white rhino at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Nanyuki.
By Janet Murikira, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Baraka FM. Published 8 December 2018. Dik-dik antelope numbers at the 28,000 acre Taita hills sanctuary have decreased steadily over the past years leaving conservationists worried that they could be pushed to extinction. The Dik-dik is any antelope that weighs 3-6 kilograms that are classified in the […]