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Mining with Nature – Working with the Community in Forest Management

December 2, 2021

The value of engaging local communities in conservation has intensified during this time of climate change. Resilience and mitigation strategies to address the impacts of unpredictable weather and natural disasters for both people and wildlife require collaborations at the landscape level and beyond. Vulnerable people living adjacent to the forest are deeply dependent on the […]

Insecticides recommended for withdrawal in the Kenyan market

December 2, 2021

 A recent expert study recommends the immediate banning of the pesticides listed below, that are harmful to human health and the environment.  The study was presented by: Biodiversity and Biosafety Association of Kenya (BIBA-K) , Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) , Resources Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI) and Route to Food Initiative (RTFI).  Carbofuran is banned […]

Climate Change COP26 Highlights

December 2, 2021

Significant progress was made on several fronts at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow last month, such as shifting away from fossil fuels, tackling methane emissions, and protecting nature and biodiversity. However, the world still has a long way to go in the years ahead. Here are some highlights on progress made and areas that […]

Coca-Cola support boosts Hombe forest restoration

November 8, 2021

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa-Kenya (CCBA-K) supported Hombe Community Forest Association (CFA) members to plant 15,000 trees in Mt. Kenya forest, facilitated by Nature Kenya. Early this year, Nature Kenya and CCBA-K signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement socio-economic investment programs in environmental conservation in Kenya. The MoU, geared towards CCBA-K’s sustainability agenda, targets […]

Ngulia bird ringing

November 1, 2021

Every year since 1969, bird ringers from Europe and Kenya meet at Ngulia Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park to participate in the ringing of Palaearctic migratory songbirds. These are birds who breed in Europe and Asia and migrate to spend the winter in Africa. Most of these birds fly south at night, passing […]

A world united by birds!

November 1, 2021

Global Big Days of birding are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. On October 9th nearly 33,000 birders around the world took part in the 2021 October Big Day. Participants were drawn from 195 countries and reported 7,269 species, making the day the biggest ever in birding history! This year’s global team […]

Mount Kenya and Meru National Park Birding

October 7, 2021

Species lists, sound recordings and additional photos for this trip have been uploaded at ebird.org — see the links in the text.  It was on Monday 12 October 2020 that Pete Steward and I set off to explore Mount Kenya and Meru National Park. We were eager to pick up a few species (especially African […]

Climate-smart Agriculture boosting resilience in Tana Delta

September 30, 2021

Green greets your eyes as you step into Kimanzi Ndavi’s farm in Shaurimoyo, Kipini, Tana River Delta. Unlike neighbouring farms, the sesame crop in his piece of land appears unaffected by the drought ravaging many parts of the delta. In a few weeks, Ndavi will be harvesting his crop. “Simsim (sesame) is not affected so […]

Guardians of Lake Bogoria

September 30, 2021

Lake Bogoria may be on the bucket list for many travellers in search of flamingoes, and now it has an active group of Friends. Friends of Nature Bogoria is a community-based organisation that started in 1996 and was officially registered in 2003. It has grown to become one of the vibrant Nature Kenya Site Support […]

Three more African raptors now listed Endangered

September 30, 2021

Africa once again risks losing more of its birds of prey, including some iconic ones. Martial Eagles, Secretarybirds and Bateleurs are the latest African raptors uplisted to Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The three recently joined the alarming growing list of threatened African raptors, which […]