Entries by Abraham Njenga

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Hell’s Gate needs tender loving care – not Love Festival

SCARING AWAY WILDLIFE Hell’s Gate needs tender loving care – not Love Festival, DR. Paula Kahumbu Motor vehicles, especially travelling at speed, are inherently dangerous to wildlife. In Summary Several species of vulture and other birds of prey that used to be common in the Park now no longer breed there. Already there are reports […]

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GYBN Kenya Lake Nakuru Clean Up and Tree Growing

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) is an international network of youth organizations and individuals from across the world whose common goal is to prevent the loss of biodiversity. GYBN aims to represent the voice of global youth in the negotiations under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD), raise awareness among young […]

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ESSENTIAL TIPS ON HOW TO CONDUCT YOURSELF AROUND ELEPHANTS

Elephants are by far the most charismatic gentle giants you will ever come across in our unique African wilderness areas, their size alone makes them extraordinary, but their complex family life and structure, intelligence and their individual personalities set them apart too. As more and more tourists visit these conservation areas and are more exposed […]

Conservation Careers Fair Kenya-2020

Young people are stepping out to make a positive difference in the conservation of nature and wildlife all across the world. With the many challenges facing our environment becoming more pronounced, we need more young people in every household to have a successful career in conservation thus promoting the conservation of nature and wildlife. However, […]

Successful Egg Harvest Breaks New Ground in Saving the Northern White Rhinoceros

There are only two northern white rhinos left worldwide, both of them female. Saving this representative of megafauna from extinction seems impossible under these circumstances, yet an international consortium of scientists and conservationists just completed a procedure that could enable assisted reproduction techniques to do just that. On August 22, 2019, a team of veterinarians […]

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Identification of Predators Responsible for Kills

As a wildlife officer, one of the skills I have realised one has to have in his fingertips  is the identification of predators responsible for kills be it in the bush “my office” or while responding to Problematic Animal Control (PAC), these skills come in handy when identifying the predator responsible for the kill so […]

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CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERPRETIVE SKILLS

Conservation education always sounds easy “talking about the advantages and importance of conserving the environment” anyone can easily do it until you find yourself in front of a group of rowdy incorporative pupils, then you’ll realize its never that simple. I recently attended the Northern Kenya Conservation Education Working Group (NKCEWG) workshop which expounded my […]

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Next step after Graduating in the field of Conservation

After long days of studying, long hours classes, countless sleepless nights, challenges, obstacles, successes, failures, blood, sweat, and tears, the feeling of graduating from college is truly surreal. One works so hard for what feels like a long-awaited day and then suddenly it dawns and then it feels like it went by so fast. In […]

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Why Coals Poisonous Legacy is Unwelcome in Lamu Kenya

Lamu old town is a picturesque Swahili town frozen in time and embellished with antique Swahili settlement architecture, illuminated daily by glowing sunrises and sunsets. Turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean playfully lap its idyllic shores that have remained cocooned away from the dictates of ‘modern’ life. Intricate winding streets too narrow for cars are […]

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CANNIBAL LION

Cannibalism in Lions is often displayed when a male lion takes over dormancy and territory of a rival pride, often kills any existing cubs fathered by other males; which brings the lionesses into heat more quickly, enabling the invading to sire his own young. But my encounter with Sior a lioness of the Schora pride at the […]