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Coronavirus Update – Message from the Nature Kenya Executive Director

March 27, 2020

TO ALL OUR MEMBERS Nature Kenya – the East Africa Natural History Society – management, staff and Executive Committee hope you all remain safe at this time of coronavirus danger. In light of the Government of Kenya directives, following the confirmation of Covid-19 infections in the country, we regret to announce the following: The Membership […]

Vulture conservation initiative spreads to Kajiado

March 27, 2020

Nature Kenya has been pushing the vulture conservation agenda in many ways with the hope of seeing vultures flying freely in Kenyan skies.As part of achieving this goal, Nature Kenya in 2019 expanded its vulture conservation activities to the Amboseli and Kwenia regions in Kajiado county. Amboseli presents its unique set of challenges not experienced […]

Vulture flagship initiative launched

March 27, 2020

BirdLife International has rolled out a raft of measures to see a reduction of vulture mortality in Africa by 50 per cent by the year 2029. The declining number of vultures and the increasing number of vulture poisoning incidents in East Africa have pushed BirdLife International – a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives […]

Women in Conservation: Serah Munguti

March 8, 2020

Seventeen years ago, if anyone would have told Serah Munguti that she would be a name to reckon with in the conservation circles in Kenya, she would have probably shrugged off the idea. Her work of influencing policies precedes her laid back persona. Numerous awards and certificates serve as proof of her enormous contribution to […]

Partnerships to restore Mt. Kenya forest

March 2, 2020

March 21 is the International Day of Forests – this year’s theme being ‘Forests and Biodiversity’. This day is marked to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Nature Kenya and forest-adjacent communities are striving to restore the forest landscape on the iconic Mount Kenya and other parts of Kenya. Enhancing the […]

Counting gains of participatory forest management

March 2, 2020

For many years the government has experimented with various community-based forest conservation approaches. None of these approaches has stood the test of time like the participatory forest management (PFM) model. Participatory Forest Management deliberately involves forest-adjacent communities and other stakeholders in the management of forests within a structure that contributes to the communities’ livelihoods. PFM […]

Herps of Dakatcha Woodland: a first glimpse

January 29, 2020

Dakatcha Woodland is famed for its unique bird species. However, little is known about its other flora and fauna. To begin to bridge this gap, members of the Kenya Herpetofauna Working Group set out to explore the amphibians and reptiles of this expansive woodland and also share information on snakebite management with the local community. […]

Wetlands and biodiversity

January 29, 2020

February 2 is World Wetlands Day. This day commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, 49 years ago. It’s also a day set aside to raise public awareness on wetland values to promote their conservation and wise use. Wetlands are amongst the most productive ecosystems […]

11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’ caused by climate change

January 6, 2020

“The scientists point to six areas in which humanity should take immediate steps to slow down the effects of a warming planet: Energy. Implement massive conservation practices; replace fossil fuels with low-carbon renewables; leave remaining stocks of fossil fuels in the ground; eliminate subsidies to fossil fuel companies; and impose carbon fees that are high […]

Promoting climate resilience in Taita

January 6, 2020

Communities across Kenya are not only feeling the presence of climate variability and change but also its impacts. Climate change has resulted in prolonged drought, and high incidence of pests and diseases, affecting livestock and crop production negatively. This year the ‘long rains’ were late and short while the ‘short rains’ were long and heavy. […]