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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
Today is World Wildlife Day. Since its inception as discussed here, each year has its own theme. This year’s theme focuses on the youth with the message being, ‘Listen to Young Voices’. Isn’t this awesome! Almost one quarter of the world’s population comprises of children between the ages of 10-24. This is a whole lot … Continue reading World Wildlife Day
An astounding soul, Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, has recently been breaking the internet in the conservation world with this incredible story on how he is making a difference. With the drought currently affecting our country, wild animals have not been spared. The wild life may be resilient and be able to withstand the dry periods, but … Continue reading You Too Can make A Difference
It has been a while since I did a Waste Wednesday post. Well today we are going to look at plastic waste and how we can reduce it a home; whether in our shopping, eating out or even normal daily activities that we sometimes partake in without the slightest thought. Plastic waste is becoming a … Continue reading 5 Tips on Reducing Plastic Waste at Home
Last week was World Wetlands Day. This got me thinking of the causes and effects facing our diminishing wetlands. How and where it all started. The eucalyptus was introduced to the country in 1896 during the construction of the Kenya – Uganda Railway. The construction of the railway and buildings was depleting indigenous tree sources … Continue reading Why the Eucalyptus is killing our wetlands
The fastest land mammal, the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), has inopportunely experienced a population decrease of 30% over the last two decades with only 7100 individual adults remaining in the wild. A report done in late of 2016 calls for the cheetah to be reclassified on the IUCN Red list from a Vulnerable species to Endangered … Continue reading Sprinting to Survive
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
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)
My most recent bird crush, well, for quite some time now, has been the black headed heron Ardea melanocephala. Having been observing this birds nesting in colonies in a tree near where I reside, they have intrigued me as I did not know that they could nest right in the middle of a town just … Continue reading The Black Headed Heron – A town’s Spectacle
Recently I had the opportunity to visit the coastal region of my country Kenya, well, it was kind of a class tour, but all in all I had awesome fun and also learnt a lot. Here goes the photos. More on Haller Park here. Thank You for passing by.
[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
I never thought that one day I would come to appreciate nature and all that comes out of it as I do now. To be synchronized with her every single day of my life as long as am on this earth. To find the need to conserve her, manage her and most importantly to learn … Continue reading Welcome