Entries by Abraham Njenga

NATURE INTERPRETATION AND BEYOND WITH ZAREK COCKAR

The COVID_19 pandemic has greatly affected the tourism industly majority of practitioners switching to other ventures to sustain their families, Zarek a gold rated proffesional guide has taken this period to share his skills and knowledge with aspiring and practising guides, with  Level 2” qualification with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA), and […]

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Impact of Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19) On Community Conservation.

Impact of Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19) On Community Conservation. Case study: Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), is being felt across the world and conservation projects are no different. The way a pandemic works is much like natural catastrophes. Its […]

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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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Remembering Amboseli’s Iconic Elephant Tim

The amazing, iconic, magnificent male Tim died on Wednesday the 5th of February. He was 51 years old. It was a tragedy for so many. First, for his elephant buddies who adored him, followed him and learned from him. Then for all the rest of us who cared about him: for us at ATE who have […]

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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 […]