Category: Environmental Notebook

Enviromental notes

THE SOUTERN BYPASS ROAD – IS IT A NECESSARY EVIL?

THE SOUTERN BYPASS ROAD – IS IT A NECESSARY EVIL?

The Southern Bypass- A necessary Evil? By Beth Nduta Nairobi is the home of the Nairobi National Park, which covers 117 square kilometers and has a large number of wildlife animals. It is also...

WHY IS AFRICA KILLING ALL HER ANIMALS?

WHY IS AFRICA KILLING ALL HER ANIMALS?

On the first floor of the Kenya National Archives located on Nairobi’s Moi Avenue, there is a picture of what it’s caption describes as ‘natives’ spearing an elephant. A contrast to the wonderful collection...

KWS RESOURCE MOBILISATION

KWS RESOURCE MOBILISATION

By JOE OMBUOR Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) head of resource mobilization Mr Edwin Wanyonyi says the organization is headed towards financial sustainability in its operations. “We have moved on from the days when our...

THE NEW KWS IN ACTION

THE NEW KWS IN ACTION

Those who have interacted with Kenya wildlife Service (KWS) staff in modern times can attest to their ebullience, pride and effervescence. It has not always been so according to KWS director Dr Julius Kipng’etich....

KENYA IS NOT DOING THAT BADLY IN CONSERVING WILDLIFE

KENYA IS NOT DOING THAT BADLY IN CONSERVING WILDLIFE

If we are to go by the recent wildlife-related news headlines, we might easily conclude that Kenya’s fabled wildlife resource is being rapidly depleted. And from this it would be tempting to extrapolate that...

DR RICHARD LEAKEY INTERVIEW

DR RICHARD LEAKEY INTERVIEW

P.S: START NEW CATEGORY – “DEBATE” We have seen a high number of human wildlife conflicts especially the lions in Nairobi National Park. What could be the problem? There is a problem here. What...

Students to Represent Kenya at Tourism Conference

Students to Represent Kenya at Tourism Conference

  Two girls from a school in Murang’a County have represented Kenya at an international tourism conference. The students, Loreen Gachambi and Peris Wangui, both of Kamahuha Girls’ High School in Murang’a South District,...

Electrifying Pachyderms

Electrifying Pachyderms

As we sat eating dinner, a dark shadow loomed in the doorway of the dining room. We turned to consider its source and saw a huge bull elephant, red from rolling in the surrounding...

Emerging Threats to EA Tourism and Natural Heritage

Emerging Threats to EA Tourism and Natural Heritage

When he was campaigning for reelection in late 2010,  Tanzanian President JakayaKikwete promised the people of northern Tanzania that he would have a new road built that would connect the remoter parts of that...

Eco-Tourism Gives Ex-Poachers a New Chance

Eco-Tourism Gives Ex-Poachers a New Chance

According to legend in Rwanda, the Batwa people were born to dance. One evening, so the lore goes, God found himself in need of lively entertainment and called on the people of heaven to...