Kenya: Discovery of Endangered Pancake Tortoise on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Meru — A preliminary assessment carried out at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has discovered a small population of the critically endangered Pancake tortoise. Seven Pancake tortoises were found on the conservancy, in the first-ever effort to establish the occurrence of the endangered species. The discovery extends the distribution range of the species in Kenya with

Tanzania: Burunge Wildlife Nets 2.3bn/ – From Tourists in a Year

BURUNGE Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Tanzania’s wildlife-rich northern tourist circuit has registered huge success, collecting 2.3bn/- in the 2018/19 fiscal year. The WMA collected the funds from investors who conduct photography tourism and operate tourist hotels around areas close to Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. The collection has been boosted by an increase in

Tanzania: Magufuli Blocks Tanapa’s Plans to Kill Hippos

Dar es Salaam — President John Magufuli on Friday, October 11, blocked plans by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (Tanapa) to kill the hippos in Katavi Region, instead he advised the authorities to find alternatives to conserve the animals. This comes after the President learned that the authorities were planning to kill over 50 hippos

Kenya: Excitement As Rare ‘Blacker’ Zebra Spotted in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

A photographer at a camp in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve was in for a surprise when he came across an incredibly rare, “blacker” newly born Zebra. Mr Antony Tira – a renowned tour guide-cum photographer – at Matira bush camp, spotted and photographed the black dotted foul and posted it on the camp’s Facebook

Kenya: Lions Invade Manda-Maweni Village in Lamu, Kill Livestock

Residents of Manda-Maweni village in Lamu West are pleading with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to urgently intervene and chase away three lions that have so far killed ten goats and two donkeys. The residents told the Nation on Monday that for the past three weeks, they have been “walking with the lions” as they

Kenya: Conservation Victory as Jjudge Rules to Protect Park

Two Kenyan Cabinet Ministers have been barred from giving further land to squatters or awarding any more tenders for illegal development structures in one of that country’s pristine national parks. The urgent interdict was granted by the Environment and Land Court this month when Judge Enock Chirchir Cherono dealt with an application by petitioners Ibrahim

Wildlife protections tightened as southern Africa protests

By AFPMore by this Author A global wildlife summit has decided to regulate trade in giraffes and tighten protections for endangered animals including elephants, triggering a threat from disgruntled southern African nations to leave an international treaty. Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) wrapped up a 12-day meeting in Geneva

Tanzania: President Kenyatta Receives His Special Gift of Peacocks From Tanzania

President Uhuru Kenyatta this morning at State House, Nairobi received his special gift of four peacocks from his Tanzanian counterpart President John Pombe Magufuli. The ornamental birds were delivered to the Head of State by Tanzania High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Pindi Hazara Chana who also delivered a goodwill message from President Magufuli. The birds

Kenya: Two Men Arrested With 183kgs of Elephant Tusks Valued At Sh18 Million

Two men are being held in police custody after being arrested with 35 pieces of elephant tusks with a net weight of 183 kilograms estimated to be worth Sh18 million on Tuesday morning in Rabai, Kilifi County. The two suspects, John Chisiwa Ngoma and Mwauchi Mgaza, were arrested after police officers were tipped off by

Tanzania: Serengeti Police Warns Village Game Scouts Over Poaching

By Mugini Jacob THE police force in Serengeti has vowed to continue taking legal measures against IKona Wildlife Management (WMA), Village Game Scouts (VGS), if found poaching instead of protecting wild animals. Presently the WMA is bordering Serengeti National Park and IKorongo / Grumeti Game Reserves in Western Serengeti. The WMA management employs local men