Monthly Archives: July 2010

A very strange bushbaby in Masai Mara

Dear all, I am back in the Mara and this time the primates have caught my attention. I took these photos tonight of what seems to be a melanistic bushbaby but I wondered if anyone had seen anything like it before? It is bigger than galagos (bushbabies) that I have seen elsewhere in Kenya in […]

Youtube on the wildebeest migration

Here are some videos you just have to watch about the Wildebeest migration Paula Kahumbu on location in the Masai Mara on how the the Serengeti Highway will stop the migration [kml_flashembed movie=”″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

In the Mara Wildebeest Migration podcast

Dear Friends, Last week I visited the Masai Mara with conservationists and a news reporter as part of preparations in producing a news piece about the situation. Listen to my 5 minute podcast with sounds of the wildebeest crossing the river, and lions roaring here The sight and sounds of the plains swarming with wildebeest […]

Using radio for conservation – highlights

This blog post celebrates features that we’d like to draw your attention to this month. Did you know that WildlifeDirect is on the Radio? We’ve been using PRX an online Public Radio Exchange –a community radio based in USA to share our interviews and some of our stories on WildlifeDirects own PRX channel . If […]

Mathews Range Expedition notes

I’ve just spent the last 5 days in northern Kenya with a group of scientists conducting a biodiversity inventory. The forest cloaked peaks of the Mathews Range rise over 2,700 m above sea level from a sea of low lying arid semi-desert. The expedition organized by the Northern Rangelands Trust and Namunyak conservancy was funded […]

Richard Leakey comments on the Serengeti Highway

We informed you earlier of the Tanzania authorities plans to construct a commercial highway across the Serengeti National Park will bring an end to one of the worlds greatest spectacles, the wildebeest migration.That blog post attracted numerous comments – not one reader thinks it’s a good idea! So I went further and interviewed renowned conservationist, […]

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