TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL- PARLIAMENT TO DECIDE ON THE FATE OF BOTSWANA ELEPHANTS

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 […]

Black Rhino doubles, a first in 35 years – Caroline Chebet

Black rhino numbers double, a first in 35 years of heightened conservation

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 […]

Villagers bear the brunt of wildlife attacks

Villagers bear brunt of vicious wildlife attacks

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 16 June 2018. Pamela Tiren has borne the brunt of human-wildlife conflict. She lives on the shores of Lake Baringo, at Siriangot village and can give details of what a snake bite entails. In 2007, her then three-year-old daughter, Gladys Chesang, was bitten by a snake and has been scarred […]

The Beauty, life of Mara under Threat Standard – Jeckonia

Population of endangered hirola antelope on the decline

By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 14 June 2018. The hirola population has continued to shrink despite efforts by conservationists to save the world’s rarest antelope. Hirolas, which are found only in Kenya and Somalia, and which are considered the world’s most endangered antelopes, have been plagued by disease and habitat loss.

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Former cricket player gave up bat to save vultures

By Evelyne Makena, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Mediamax. Published 29 May 2018. Vultures are often viewed with contempt.  Bald headed and with repulsive eating habits, vultures have earned a reputation as unattractive and a less endearing bird species.  Yet, these birds of prey play a critical role of cleaning up the ecosystem and preventing spread of […]