Zebras with their conspicuous black and white stripes have become one of the iconic animals of Africa. A keystone species which people all over the world travel hundreds and thousands of miles to see. So apart from the fame these striking markings have bought them what is the reason, the evolutionary benefits of their stripes?… Continue reading Zebra- Why do Zebras have Stripes?
Last month saw the government of the Central African Republic overthrown by rebels and the state has now become lawless. Rebels groups have reportedly joined up with Sudanese poachers and elephants are facing a crisis. Conservation groups World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and World Conservation Society (WCS) have today released a joint statement calling for immediate… Continue reading Can the elephants survive the coup in Central African Republic
With just a few weeks to go to the next meeting of CITES in Bangkok, the Dutch ambassador to Kenya has announced that the EU will be voting as a bloc in favour of Kenya’s proposal to ban all trade in ivory for the next 9 years and to prevent any proposals for auctions being… Continue reading EU to back Kenya at CITES next month
The Kenya Wildlife Service has announced that its ranger service is in pursuit of an armed gang of possible 10 poachers who killed an entire family of elephants at Bisadi area of Tsavo East National Park. More details will be released when the situation of the current operation becomes clearer. The family of 11 elephants… Continue reading Kenyan rangers in pursuit of poaching gang
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has been involved in 2 operations against poachers in the last 5 days which has seen 4 killed, dozens arrested and a range of ivory and weapons seized. When William Kiprono took over as director of the Kenya Wildlife Service a couple of weeks ago there was an element of surprise and… Continue reading 4 Poachers Killed in 5 days in Kenya