News Kenya

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

BirdLife Partner NABU engages in Africa against...

Fri, 11/04/2014
NABU, BirdLife Partner in Germany, is warning of an increase in poaching in African national parks where poachers are killing around 100 elephants a day.

Kenya: home to the ‘big five’ and of the ‘many...

Tue, 25/03/2014

On Saturday the 1st of March 2014,

African conservationists pioneer ecosystem...

Thu, 27/02/2014
Workshop helps Africans assess nature's value

While UNFCCC Parties debate, BirdLife project...

Mon, 16/12/2013
A pioneering BirdLife project is bringing together the collective experience of vulnerable local people in East Africa, who are seeing the effects of climate change first-hand, to inform international policy and plans on how best to cope and adapt to this quickly-changing environment.
Lake-Bogoria where the ring recovery was made. Photo by Nick Armour

Pink Ring Safari ends in Lake Bogoria

Tue, 09/07/2013
One of the Lesser Flamingos hatched and ringed in Lake Magadi in 1962 is recovered by a tourist in Lake Bogoria.

Ten new Members of Honour at BirdLife World...

Wed, 26/06/2013
These awards are made to people who have made a significant contribution to the growth, governance, finances and conservation strategy of BirdLife International over at least five years.