17 Islands, 1 Island 42 Chimpanzees

17 Islands, one special Island, 49 Rescued Chimpanzee. Ngamba Island is currently home to 49 orphaned and confiscated chimps, rescued from the illegal pet and bushmeat trade. Despite their initial trauma, chimps living at Ngamba have a safe and semi-natural environment in which to recover and eventually thrive over their long lives of up to […]

‘Papa’, the Chimpanzees’ Human Father

‘Papa’, the Chimpanzees’ Human Father Not even lack of a pair of shoes could deter his passion for Chimps Conservation! by Anthony Ochieng and Jacquiline Wahu NGAMBA CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY , UGANDA –He approaches me with a big, vibrant smile but says nothing.  With brevity of words he greets me in Swahili, “Habari yako?” I cheerfully […]

LIONS AND THEIR PREY IN KENYA’S MAASAI MARA 2018

LIONS AND THEIR PREY IN KENYA’S MAASAI MARA 2018. Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? How do lions impact the Kenyan savanna? Greater populations of this predator seem to be linked to declines in rare large herbivores, including many iconic antelope species that tourists […]

Put a ring on it

Put a ring on it; A mind-blowing experience in learning about Bird ringing at Ngulia. NGILIA-TSAVO WEST, KENYA: Birds have been the major highlight of my work this year. I’ve achieved this by; sharing about different bird species found in Kenya, through photos and photo stories, and sharing their plight and how we need to […]

They Are More than Just Pets, they Help Reduce Human Wildlife Conflict

They Are More than Just Pets, they Help Reduce Human Wildlife Conflict Risking their lives to be livestock protectors of the pastoralist communities in Kenya. MEIBAE CONSERVANCY, SAMBURU COUNTY, KENYA –From afar, we hear a dog barking, alerting the owners of the’ bomas’ of the new comers. We approach with caution, trying to locate the […]

Why poor littering habit is a Blankety-Blank

The current generation will never pay for the price of environmental destruction, and that is the problem. We are continuously destroying the environment; unknowingly or knowing. The price that the next generation will pay because of our actions will be unbearable. This begs the question, “What is the cost you are leaving behind for your […]

No Birds, No Humans

Every bright beautiful morning, we are woken up with classic all time unique natural orchestra. I hear the pianos sometimes other times it’s a violin, some other times I think it’s the trumpet. Am startled too, am always left curious just to see the kind of birds that produce the different notes and instruments all […]

The Old Fashioned King

They say old is gold; but for this majestic king, he is more than just gold. If you see him you will fall in love. He is a symbol in one out of the three African flags and court of arms.  A country of beauty, peacefulness and gracefulness.  The pearl of the Africa crown. All […]

Little Bee Eater

When men see beautiful ladies they usually ogle, they marvel and at times they are left speechless. This does not mean that ladies do not admire each other or even appreciate handsome men. They drool too and they will be all over gossiping about it and wishing that they were dating that handsome dude.  Anyway, […]

Meet the Tock’s

 (The sun slowly rises in the horizon, bathing the ground with its fiery glow. A light breeze makes the branches of the trees sway gently as if in a dance. Two lovebirds soak up the warm sunshine as they enjoy their view from their woody perch. A clueless little bug scuttles in front of them, […]