Women In Conservation Being Bold For Change

Women are strong pillars in the society. International Women’s Day was celebrated yesterday (8th March 2017) and I have chosen to celebrate Women in the Conservation World in Kenya who have played a pivotal role in bringing change in conservation. This women have being able to make significant breakthroughs, overcome challenges, shown great leadership, upholding … Continue reading Women In Conservation Being Bold For Change

Top 5 most common GARDEN SUNBIRDS

We shall continue with the Garden Birds Series today as we explore one of the most attractive passerines to see, the Sunbirds. Sunbirds belong to the family Nectariniidae as they mostly feed on nectar with their long downward curved bills; an adaptation to their feeding preferences. Sunbirds largely exhibit sexually dimorphism, with the males having … Continue reading Top 5 most common GARDEN SUNBIRDS

Garden Birds – Top FIVE most common Garden WEAVERS

Garden birds are birds most commonly seen around cultivation and residential urban gardens and backyards. This series will expound on birds one is most probable to see around these areas, their characteristics and social behavior and why these species find these habitats favorable. This is not to say they are not found in other areas … Continue reading Garden Birds – Top FIVE most common Garden WEAVERS

Silent Extinction for the Giraffe

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which designates endangered species, the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), is now a vulnerable species, with population down 40% in 30 years. There are nine subspecies of the giraffe, and their population has reduced from about 163, 500 individuals in 1985 to … Continue reading Silent Extinction for the Giraffe

Turned to Ashes – Kenya’s Largest Ivory Burn (Highlights 2016)

Eleven giant pyres of tusks (more than 8000 elephants), rhino horn (from 300 rhinos), illegal hides of wild animals and illegally logged timber were set ablaze in Kenya’s Nairobi National Park on 30th April, 2016. This was a ‘funeral’ for all the wild life illegally poached due to an unending surge of ignorance, greed and … Continue reading Turned to Ashes – Kenya’s Largest Ivory Burn (Highlights 2016)