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Researchers resume White Rhino egg harvesting amidst COVID-19 pandemic

By Joseph Abuje Northern white rhino rescue programme resumes work with the successful egg harvest after a few months’ hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. So far, 10 eggs have harvested from the last remaining two individuals, Najin and Fatu, in the third-ever ovum pick up procedure in northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta

Busia moves to tackle water problems 

By Checky Abuje The county government of Busia through the department of water, environment and natural resources has put in measures to access clean, safe water for the residents during this time of Covid-19 when water is one of the essentials in taming the spread of the virus. Through the provision of a hybrid water

Kenya’s community conservancies stay afloat amid COVID-19

By Checky Abuje The emergency of Coronavirus pandemic across the globe has in one way or the other left Wildlife conservancies in East Africa reeling in economic burden. In Kenya for instance, Community conservancies have offered solutions to perennial wildlife-human conflicts as they have provided socio-economic solutions to local communities who live in semi-arid and

The GEO-LDN Initiative launches a competition to design a land use planning software

An international technology competition to design software that can support well-informed land-use decisions is launched today by the Group on Earth Observation Land Degradation Neutrality (GEO-LDN) Initiative. As reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, up to 70% of the Earth’s ice-free land has already been transformed from its natural state, mainly to meet the

UN Biodiversity Convention meetings crucial to development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

New dates have been announced for three key UN meetings, including the UN Biodiversity Conference, crucial to the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. As approved by the Bureau, the fifteenth meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15), originally scheduled for October 2020, will now be held 17-30 May 2021,

28 homes belonging to the indigenous Sengwer community in Embobut Forest burnt

Kenyan authorities have burned down 28 homes belonging to the indigenous Sengwer community in the Embobut Forest in Western Kenya. “What is happening now is so dangerous, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Elias Kimaiyo, a Sengwer community leader in Embobut. Many community members had left the area in search of food when the raid took

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