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Vultures poisoned near Masai Mara © E. Reson

Poisoned to extinction: a bold new approach to...

Wed, 16/11/2016
First-ever anti-poisoning training to be held in Kenya which will help stop the mass-deaths of vultures and other wildlife
Marabou Storks in Lake Victoria © Marc Veraart

Traditional wisdom and conservation science in...

Fri, 15/07/2016
New analysis reveals key factors that could help make or break a conservation project, and practitioners in Africa and around the world can all benefit from their hard-won lessons.
Healthy vultures, healthy people. © Kevin Penhallow, Valeriya Anufriyeva; Shutterstock

African governments commit to preventing...

Fri, 03/06/2016
It’s hard to think of a context in which you would use the word ‘poison’ without shuddering. But today we celebrate a use of the word in a positive context, which brings good news for Africa’s vultures…

Kenya wins Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)...

Mon, 09/05/2016
Kenya’s Tana River Delta Land Use Plan (LUP) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) have won a prestigious international award for planning excellence.

African vulture pilot study aims to reduce...

Fri, 11/03/2016
'Saving Africa’s Vultures', a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, and aims to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: poisoning.
Ruth, one of the young women who have joined the group of local guides (Eco-Tourism group) clearing some of the nature trails in the Kikuyu Escarpment forest in Kenya © KENVO

Women in Conservation: de-mystifying the myth of...

Thu, 28/01/2016
Second article in the new series about 'women in conservation', based on the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that have been implemented at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.
Less reported but just as devastating, were the deaths of eleven Critically Endangered White-backed Vultures. Photo: Gill & Andy Swash

Kenya's vultures on brink of extinction -...

Mon, 14/12/2015
This statement from Nature Kenya talks about the other story to last week's devastating poisoning incident.
Members of LVSB conducting IBA monitoring ©Victor Olango

Site Support Group Champions Conservation of...

Mon, 17/08/2015

Lake Victoria Sunset Birders (LVSB) is a Site Support Group (SSG) based in Dunga Swamp

Nature Kenya launches appeal to save the Taita...

Thu, 30/07/2015
Nature Kenya has launched an appeal to Save the Taita Apalis from extinction. The Taita Apalis (Apalis fuscigularis) is one of the rarest birds in the world, living only in the forest fragments at the tops of the Taita Hills in southeastern Kenya. It is considered Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List because it has a tiny occupied range of 500 hectares.

Drink ForestMist, Save Our Forests

Thu, 18/06/2015
KENVO (the Kijabe Environment Volunteers), BirdLife's Site Support Group / Local Conservation Group at the Kikuyu Escarpment Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) in Kenya, has started a water bottling enterprise as a new sustainable source of income to cover its conservation activities.

Women in Conservation: Cherchez les femmes!

Mon, 18/05/2015
This seventh and last article in the series about 'women in conservation' lists the main lessons learned from the five ‘Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies’ projects that were implemented between May 2014 and March 2015, at five Eastern Afromontane KBAs in Kenya and Uganda.

Women in Conservation: Can the neck overtake the...

Thu, 14/05/2015
This sixth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how cultural barriers prevented women from taking leadership roles in community conservancies in Northern Kenya. But even culture can change.

Women in Conservation: A nine-month journey...

Thu, 23/04/2015
This fourth article in the series about 'women in conservation' describes how a nine-month project shook the decision-making fora related to conservation of the Kikuyu Escarpment forest IBA in Kenya: nobody can 'forget' the women anymore!

SSG institutional capacity building crucial to...

Tue, 07/10/2014
Site Support Groups in Kenya continue to gain strength in capacity to help conserve great biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin.

Welcome to Taita Hills, Kenya – a guide is now...

Wed, 20/08/2014

A guide to Taita Hills’ unique natural history has just been released.

Ecosystems role in Climate Adaptation Reinforced...

Tue, 01/07/2014

The role played by biodiversity and ecosystem servic

Alarming decline in Highland Grasslands in Kenya

Fri, 02/05/2014

There has been a decline of 90% in Kenya's high altitude grasslands over the 20 years d