To Tanganyika

For the chimpanzees (sokwe mtu in Kiswahili) Published The East African Nation media 16-22 September 2017 Above: Playful young chimpanzee in Gombe National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.  Copyright Rupi Mangat When l heard Dr Jane Goodall talk in Nairobi about her ground-breaking pioneering chimpanzee research in Gombe it became my mission to get […]

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A Run to Conserve

Safaricom Marathoners support Kenya’s rugged northern-scape Published In The East African,Nation media 20-26 May 2017 From the high glades of Mount Kenya down to the flatlands of Samburu, past the Ewaso Nyiro River that is the life-lung of the arid lands and the iconic loaf-shaped mountain Ololokwe, a high peak pops 8,000 feet high above […]

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Winds of Change

Critically Endangered vultures threatened by wind farm Published The East African, Nation media 22-28 April 2017 Ruppell’s vulture landing – copyright Munir Virani Since 2015 four of the eight species of vultures in Kenya have been listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This means they are one step […]

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Fundraising for Pre-translocation ecological assessment of Mount Kenya Guereza and the habitats of Soysambu Conservancy, Kenya

April 8, 2017 This April 8, 2017 Pre-translocation ecological assessment of Mount Kenya Guereza and the habitats of Soysambu Conservancy. resulted in an accelerated human-guereza conflict as the groups crop raid to supplement the meager wild food. To save this population, 142 individuals were successfully translocated to Karura forest in 2016 and over 200 individuals […]

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Women in a Venomous Field

Four amazing women make a career of working with snakes. Attending the tenth international snakebite seminar at Bio-Ken snake farm in Watamu recently, each narrates the path taken. East African 7-13 Jan 2017 Handling live venomous snakes is an extra-ordinary noble but extremely dangerous profession. One reason for handling venomous snakes is to milk them […]

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Combating illegal Trafficking in Cheetah Cubs

Above picture:Cheetah cubs confiscated from the illegal pet trade in the Somali region of Somaliland. The cub on the bottom had just died due to inadequate care. The other two cubs were eventually transferred to the Born Free Foundation sanctuary in Ethiopia.  © Günther Wirth. The horrific illegal trade in cheetah cubs and other endangered […]

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Happy Birthday Nairobi National Park

Celebrating her 70th ‘Birthday’ on the Saturday 17th December, 2016 Nairobi National Park will be celebrating her 70th ‘Birthday’ on the Saturday 17th December, 2016. We will mark this day with a peaceful Save Nairobi National Park/Commemoration Walk From Nyayo Stadium to Bomas of Kenya along Lang’ata Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This […]

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False Killer Whales

NEWS FLASH Seen FALSE KILLER whales – a real first for Kenya in Watamu today Keep an eye on Watamu Marine Association

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Snakes and Blunders

The 10th Bio-Ken International Snakebite Seminar, Watamu Published Daily Nation 29 November 2016 Useful Snake contacts in Kenya: 0718 290324 Bio-Ken Snake Farm www.bioken.com  www.antivenomtrust.com   www.snakebiteinitiative.org 13-year-old Menza Benjamin was picking up cashewnuts on the ground when he felt a burning hot bite on his leg followed by another. He started to vomit and broke […]

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No to flying over Flamingos at Natron

October 2016 From Marc Baker marc@carbontanzania. com Subject: Flights over the Natron Basin From late September to early January, Lesser Flamingo’s breed at Lake Natron. The locations are relatively predictable (see map). Lesser Flamingo build cones out of mud as the water levels decline and lay a single egg on top of the cone. The young […]

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