Today is World Wetlands Day. Today we celebrate wetlands. Today we educate the world on the significance of wetlands in our ecosystem which we are part of. Today we also seek to protect wetlands that are facing unwarranted destruction. A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water; either salty, fresh or … Continue reading World Wetlands Day
“For me, one of the major reasons to move beyond just the planting of trees was that I have a tendency to look at the cause of the problem. We often preoccupy ourselves with the symptoms, whereas if we went to the root cause of the problems, we could be able to overcome the problem … Continue reading A to Z on Drought
Unless you live in a cave or barely interested in what happens in Kenya, then just the name Nairobi National Park may have bypassed you. A lot has happened in 2016 within and around the park having been mentioned in the news too many times just this year. The good, the bad and the ugly … Continue reading Nairobi National Park (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)
A few years ago, not one person outside the scientific/conservation/natural world had ever heard of the pangolin up until its triumph at The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CITES CoP17) recently held in South Africa. All the 8 species were … Continue reading Hall of Fame for the Pangolin (2016 Highlights)
Extinction is forever; endangered means we still have time. This year’s Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions Nairobi chapter, here, was a success with 80% of the participants being the youth which was this year’s theme; Youth for Wildlife. This showed the youth were ready to play an active role in wildlife conservation. National … Continue reading How it went down – GMFERL 2016 (Photos)
Global March For Elephants, Rhinos and Lions 2016.
Nairobi National Park, being 117.21km2, is among Nairobi’s over 70 green spaces. Green space is land partly or completely covered by trees, grass, scrub and other natural vegetation. These spaces in the city act as ‘lungs’ to the city, offer aesthetic values and provide space for research and conservation of species. Nairobi National Park is … Continue reading Saving Nairobi National Park
On 11th July, 2015, I and my friend, Mary, set out for a tree planting activity at Oloolua Forest in Ngong, Kajiado County, Kenya. The event was organised by Green Fun Initiative – Trees Please partnering with Environmental Journalist Society of Kenya. Tree planting is a very common activity in this country and in most … Continue reading Tree Planting, TREE GROWING
Kenya is celebrating 50 years of self-rule and as a commemoration I would like to share why I love Kenya and why everyone should, at least, visit her in their lifetime. 1. With not less than 1000 bird species it’s a bird watchers paradise. 2. You can see all the ‘big five’ – Elephant, Buffalo, … Continue reading Kenya at 50.
[1/04/1940 – 25/09/2011] Trees Who knew trees were this important, well some of us knew but am sure most did not know. If it wasn’t for Wangari Maathai, Kenya would have been a desert before I became a teenager, but thanks to her I get to enjoy the beauty of this magnificent species. Plant a … Continue reading Prof. Wangari Maathai – A tribute to an icon
In groups, the wildebeests plunge into the water and run without looking back. With jaws wide open, crocodiles, having targeted the weak among the herd, grasp and choke a couple of them. The fighting and struggling taking place within the waters is captivating. Some wildebeest even drown as they are trampled on by there kind. Crossing the river alive is a sign of … Continue reading The Wildebeest Migration: Part 2
Standing frail, unaware of its new-found surroundings, a wildebeest calf has being born into the wild. Location, Masai Mara Game reserve, Kenya. Around him are herds of its own kind, grazing; pulling the grass with their 'lawnmower' mouths. His mother is standing right besides him with a keen eye protecting her new-born calf with all she's got. … Continue reading The Wildebeest Migration: Part 1