Category Archives: Conservation

Here we track stories of conservation efforts in Kenya

‘Aerial Rangers’ To The Rescue of White Rhinos

From the recent spate of deaths in the wild, it would seem the war against poaching is far from over – even after numerous measures including a wildlife analytic tool kit by the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) to help fight poaching, a new state of the art forensic laboratory by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the training of an additional 4,900 KWS rangers to increase park coverage have been put in place. Continue reading

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If You Run The Ndakaini Half-Marathon, You Will Be Saving Nairobi’s Source of Water

The UAP Ndakaini half marathon, now in its eighth season, is an annual event sponsored by UAP insurance Company that takes place around the scenic Ndakaini Dam to raise funds for the conservation of the dam which is an important … Continue reading

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Saving The Hirola Antelope From The Brink of Extinction

The hirola antelope (also referred by many as the ‘living relic’) is a rare type of antelope classified in the IUCN Red Data List as a ‘critically endangered’ species – the last stage after which an animal is declared extinct … Continue reading

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Kazi Kwa Vijana: How a Government Initiative is Involving the Youth in Protecting The Environment

As efforts to restore the Lake Naivasha cathment area continue, the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources has made a huge contribution by supporting the planting of over 1.2 million trees during the last one year through a new initiative … Continue reading

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New Fence At Tsavo East National Park May Put an End to Existing Human-Wildlife Conflicts

The rampant invasion of human settlements (or is it the other way round) by wildlife in the Mackinnon, Taru and Samburu areas of Kwale district could be a thing of the past thanks to a 45 km electric fence erected … Continue reading

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Old Exotic Trees At The Shimba National Reserve Finally To Be Harvested

Thousands of exotic trees at the Shimba Hills National Reserve will finally be harvested after a long-standing disagreement between the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Kenya Forest Service (KFS). The KFS wanted the plantation harvested as most of the … Continue reading

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