Rhino killers struck in Kenya and South Africa, leaving at least six rhinos dead, including three critically endangered black rhinos. Two of the deaths were rhino calves: A white rhino calf was shot along with the mother, and a baby black rhino died as a result of being orphaned.
The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite has shone the spotlight on just how dire the drought in countries like Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti really is, with tens of thousands of people now looking for succour and refuge in neighbouring countries.
In this week’s Round Up: Significant arrests have been made in South Africa and Nepal, while an unspeakable tragedy strikes Kenya. Meanwhile, the rhino horn robberies continue in Europe – and the notorious (alleged) ringleader of a South African rhino horn syndicate has reared his ugly head.
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has wrapped up a visit to Kenya and Somalia, again voicing concern that attention needs to be … [Read full article]
KINANGOP, Kenya — Simon Joakim Kiiru remembers a time not long ago when familiar birdsongs filled the air here and life was correlated with bird sightings. His lush, well-tended homestead … [Read full article]
Water hyacinth is an extremely devastating invasive species in Kenya, choking the largest body of fresh water in Africa, Lake Victoria, but some proactive, inventive folks in the region have … [Read full article]
The National Research Council reports that the use of genetically engineered crops results in less harm to wild life, less soil erosion, and greater cost savings. Its findings could impact agricultural practices in other nations.
The fight is on to save one of East Africa’s most treasured national resources. [social_buttons] “If the Mau Forest is destroyed, Kenya will die,” said scientist and Nobel Peace Prize … [Read full article]
This guest post comes to us from the Blue Planet Run Foundation. Annette Fay visited Blue Planet Run’s project in Kisii, a crowded town nestled on top of a hilly, … [Read full article]