Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shot elephant rescued in Kenya

Dear Friends, The ivory trade is once again threatening Kenya’s elephant herds. This video has some shocking images, but a happy ending. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt After seeing the ivory seized in Nairobi Airport, several people have been asking where the ivory is coming from. Afterall, there is no poaching epidemic is there? Well, […]

Paula Kahumbu and Dino Martins named National Geographic Emerging Explorers

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our Executive Director, Paula Kahumbu and one of our bloggers Dino Martins have just been named Emerging Explorers by National Geographic. “Some of the world’s most critical conservation problems, and valuable solutions, go unnoticed. I want to shine a light on people whose efforts make a […]

More than 1 ton of Ivory siezed in Nairobi

Dear Friends Elephants are once again in grave danger,  they are increasingly being poached for their teeth. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Ivory seizure Nairobi Airport We documented the recent seizure of ivory at Nairobi International Airport.  With ivory prices rising in China, Thailand and Vietnam we anticipate much more of this. The combination of […]

Conservation Issues in the Maasai Mara

Conservation of wildlife in the wildlands of Africa, and anywhere else in the world is becoming more complex. Challenges have eveolved from the simple threats to the environment to complex socio-economic problems.  Conservationists have had to continuously think of ways to overcome the challenges. Because most of the world’s last remnants of mega fauna and […]

Buffalo trapped in a city – conservation conflicts in Africa video

Urban expansion is leading to a deadly mix for Nairobi National Park in Kenya. I witnessed the authorities response to a Buffalo trapped in a center that has sprung up in the middle of a wildlife dispersal area. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/CA4mED0fiPo” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Rhino poaching epidemic in Kenya

Dear Friends, The poaching of rhino for it’s horns has reached a new high and Africa is losing an average of one rhino per day to poachers. These critically endangered species could disappear forever if we don’t halt the poaching. In the last two weeks we have lost two white rhino near the Masai Mara […]