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)
The city doesn’t deliver much of a natural habitat in respect to the wild untamed natural areas. Having grown up in the city, one would marvel at how conservation and I became highly acquainted. While growing up, I never lived among wildlife, I had no idea how living with wild animals near you was like. … Continue reading The Urban Conservationist
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The indigenous people around the world, before they made a major decision, used to sit around and ask themselves, ‘How does this affect our people seven generations ahead?’ – Jane Goodall Recently, the Plains Zebra Equus quagga, a very common, widely distributed zebra species in Sub-Saharan Africa, became a Near Threatened species by under IUCN … Continue reading Plains Zebra and other ungulates stand under threat
A while back, I was asked whether I lean more towards conservation or environmentalism, I however also asked whether one can be both. This resulted to various descriptions and opinions on the meaning of each and why one may be inclined more of one than the other or even both. Conservation is the ethical use … Continue reading Conservation and Environmentalism: Is there a difference?
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
Well, my plastic collection especially for the milk packets is amassing and I still have no idea what to do with them. To solve this we could: Stop buying milk packets and buy plastic bottled milk That would create another accumulation though Use the milk bars at supermarkets…great idea Get a cow!!! The use of … Continue reading IT’S ACCUMULATING – LET’S TALK PLASTIC WASTE
I have a new list! Well, this list made the materials to be kept and recycled or reused more precise. The good news is that the project has been well accepted and ideas of what to do with them are coming up. Examples include: The yoghurt cartons have become seedling planters with five cartons already … Continue reading House Litter Waste Management Project 1
Recently, I came up with house waste management rules which I’m hoping with crossed fingers that it will followed. My aim is not to change the people I’m living with but to awaken their consciousness especially on environmental issues affecting us today as a society. Some of the items being collected I still have no … Continue reading House Litter Waste Management Project
Regarding one of my most highly viewed posts, here, and the questions raised over the topic, I myself have also asked questions concerning the two species of eagles found in totally two different continents. For today, I will highlight what I have learnt and seen, the African Fish Eagle, as I get to see this … Continue reading African Fish Eagle: REVIEW
Safari park Hotel and casino located in the Nairobi Area along Thika Road Kenya has one of those beautiful wetland areas (encompassed within) which through maintenance and amazing landscaping and design makes the hotel very beautiful and awe striking compared to most urban hotels. Recently I had the opportunity to visit this place and with … Continue reading The Beauty at Safari Park Hotel
Its mid-day at Tsavo Conservation Area and the sun is just staring at us and we cannot do anything about it. The vet in the area has been informed of an elephant immobile somewhere in the middle of Rukinga Ranch. Being an intern in the research department at Tsavo East, we accompanied the vet to the ranch. A long … Continue reading Emaciated Ele
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