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Kenyans fear proposed Trump’s USAID cuts could threaten elephants, rangers

If Congress okays Trump’s USAID cuts, Kenyans worry that the only wildlife forensics lab in East Africa could close and ranger jobs might vanish, threatening the environment. Gitonga Njeru writes   President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” made public in March, has not yet been approved, and still awaits a response by a Congress highly skeptical

Pastoralists, Greenpeace Africa Welcome Move to Ban Plastic Bags in Kenya

Kenyan pastoalists, and the Greenpeace Africa have lauded Kenya’s move to ban plastic bags starting end of this month. Reacting to the news that the ban will take effect on 28th August and that the government has ruled out extension of the order, the two groups praised the government for the regulation that will be

MSC scholarships to help fund fisheries research in East Africa and Kenya

Lily Zhao from the University of Washington, USA and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden won the award for her project mapping the trade flows of octopus from small scale fisheries in East Africa. Octopuses are a common food in the region and little is known about the export and interdependencies between countries in terms

IITA reaffirms its commitment to transforming Africa’s agriculture as it marks its 50th Anniversary

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has vowed to redouble its efforts to transform Africa’s agriculture. This was expressed by IITA Director for Eastern Africa Dr Victor Manyong at a ceremony organized at the Institute’s Eastern Africa hub offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, recently to mark its 50th anniversary. Dr Manyong assured guests

Mobisol Acquires Lumeter to expand off-grid Solar Pay-as-You-Go solution

Mobisol, a leader in decentralized solar electrification, today announced that it has acquired Lumeter, one of the largest providers of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software for the off-grid solar industry. The acquisition creates strong synergies between Lumeter and Mobisol’s software for pay-as-you-go services. The combined company creates an unrivaled player with strong pricing power, expertise in the

Environment Cs Launches Kenya’s First Ever National WildLIfe Strategy Formulation Process

Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary, Prof Judi Wakhungu Monday launched the formulation of Kenya’s first-ever National Wildlife Conservation and Management Strategy in Nairobi. Prof Wakhungu also the inaugurated a national steering to provide policy direction, high-level guidance and general oversight in the process to ensure ownership and buy-in. The committee is chaired by the

Mara-Serengeti aerial elephant Census launched

A cross-border aerial census for elephants and buffalos between Kenya and Tanzania has been launched today in Narok. The two-week Mara-Serengeti census is being held to determine the numbers of elephants and buffalos in the ecosystem, their distribution, trends as well as human activities. The results will be used to make wildlife management policy decisions

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