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.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 20 December 2018. Kenya lacks capacity to punish those involved in wildlife-related crimes, a new report has indicated. The report by WildlifeDirect, a Kenyan and US registered charitable organisation, says some of those Kenya has failed to arrest and prosecute are world’s most wanted […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 22 December 2018. Kenya’s war against poaching is hampered by ill-equipped forensic laboratories to investigate wildlife crimes. A report analysing the country’s law enforcement response to wildlife crimes indicates that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) forensic laboratories lack the capacity to analyse ivory and rhino horn samples.
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 15 December 2018. A store full of snares, spears and other weapons used by poachers stands in the administration block at the Mara Triangle, a conservancy within Masai Mara National Reserve. This is testament to untold stories of threats facing wildlife and rangers.
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 […]