Wildlife

Pangolins in the Dock

The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal. No one truly knows its conservation status in Kenya. When COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, some medical researchers linked coronavirus to horseshoe bats. Other researchers suspected the malayan or javan pangolin to be the intermediate host of coronavirus before it jumped to human beings. But is the pangolin really guilty as charged?

A dead elephant
War, Climate Change and COVID-19 Cripple South Sudan’s Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Climate change is forcing wild animals to migrate to find safer places to live.
Such migration is bringing these wild animals closer to people’s settlements and is encourage poaching.
Read about the civil war, climate change and the effects of COVID-19 that is threatening South Sudan

Baboons in Ajai Wildlife Reserve, Uganda
Poachers’ Den Turns Wildlife Haven: the story of Ajai

A wildlife reserve is recovering from the heavy poaching of the 1970s and 80s. A community’s efforts to reduce poaching by beekeeping. Reports show a modest increase in the number of the top nine dominant animal species in the reserve: baboons, bushpigs, bushbucks, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Duikers, Kobs, the orbi and warthogs.

Rothschild Giraffe crossing a path in Nairobi National Park
Saving the Rothschild Giraffe in Kenya

The Rothschild Giraffe, only found in Kenya and Uganda, is alarmingly decreasing in population and faces risk of extinction.