By Pamela Amia, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, ChimpReports. Published 9 March 2019. Human-wildlife conflict in Uganda has over the years been escalating between communities living in and around protected areas mainly around Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located in South Western part of Uganda.
By Ronald Musoke, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Independent. Published 25 February 2019. Elephants are one of the most iconic and popular animals that attract visitors by their thousands to Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. Even the locals of Kafuru, a small village near the eastern fringes of the park know this.
By Pamela Amia, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, ChimpReports. Published 20 February 2019. Human-wildlife conflict remains a big threat to conservation especially in the areas surrounding the National Parks. It is not different for Kafuro Village natives who have had to put up with the dangerous interaction with the wild animals from Queen Elizabeth National Park […]
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 […]
Kenya’s Wildlife Conservation Management Act has been amended to correct earlier errors and include heavier penalties. Resources must now be allocated to allow the law’s new powers to be effective, argues SHAMINI JAYANATHAN Poachers and traffickers of endangered species will go straight to prison, for jail terms of between three and seven years, following […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 24 January 2018. Sounds of croaking frogs and quacking ducks in a pool of water draws one to an expansive field of a hotel within the Masai Mara National Reserve. The field aptly mirrors the new technology fast being adopted by hoteliers in managing waste […]
By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, The Standard. Published 17 December 2018. Residents of Marigat sub-county have called on the Government to lift the ban on logging to enable them control spread of noxious weed christened mathenge.
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.