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Study shows alarming drop in Kenyan vultures

Wed, 22/12/2010
Vultures in one of Africa’s most significant wildlife reserves are declining at an alarming rate according to a new study in Biological Conservation...

Biofuels policy threatens wildlife habitats

Tue, 16/11/2010
Meeting a European target to use biofuel in Britain’s 30 million cars will result in the destruction of an area of wildlife habitat the size of the West Country, a study has found...

Kenyan Important Bird Area keeps National Park...

Mon, 15/11/2010
The High Court of Kenya has reversed an order by President Mwai Kibaki to downgrade the Amboseli National Park to a game reserve. The High Court found the move to ‘de-gazette’ Amboseli was illegal...

Delta blues lift slightly - by Andre Farrar (RSPB...

Wed, 06/10/2010
The Tana River Delta on Kenya’s coast is at cross-roads. The massive pressure to exploit the area for growing sugar and biofuel crops amongst other development pressure is forcing an intense campaign to ensure that the delta’s peerless natural environment...

IBA monitoring data will measure progress towards...

Mon, 04/10/2010
In a significant contribution to indicators that track trends in the rate of global biodiversity loss, the BirdLife Partnership has developed a standard framework for monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

The nature of development – by Andre Farrar (RSPB...

Fri, 01/10/2010
Yesterday I was involved in discussions about two cases we have been following in these posts – theHumber Estuary on England’s east coast and the Kenya’s Dakatcha Woodlands. In talking about them on the same day, it dawned on me that there were some striking similarities despite their obvious difference.

Major population crash of Critically Endangered...

Wed, 29/09/2010
Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis is endemic to the Taita Hills, in south-eastern Kenya. It is one of the rarest birds in the world, surviving in only five small forest fragments at altitudes of 1,500-2,200 m. Its known global range is less than 600 ha.

A narrow escape for Nature Kenya staff

Tue, 06/07/2010
Nature Kenya (BirdLife Partner) staff, two journalists, and Kenya Wildlife Service rangers escaped death narrowly in Mulunguni village, Magarini District, when they were attacked by people said to be working for an Italian investor on Friday July 2, 2010.