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Kenya’s Restoration Plan: From Agreement to Action for Building Back Biodiversity

Kenya’s Restoration Plan: From Agreement to Action for Building Back Biodiversity

By Venter Mwongera The state of global biodiversity is critical. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that over one million species are at risk of extinction, with alarming rates of decline in biodiversity worldwide. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report, wildlife populations have decreased by an

Partnerships for wildlife conservation: Why wildlife is crucial for biodiversity and ecosystem services

By Venter Mwongera The conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is critical for sustaining life on earth. However, the loss of wildlife species and their habitats is a major threat to this conservation effort. Wildlife plays a crucial role in maintaining ecosystem balance and functioning, as well as providing numerous benefits to humans, such as

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

Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies acquire Wildlife Law Prosecution skills

In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence. As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and

Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES

Online wildlife crime poses a serious threat to endangered animals including elephants, rhinoceros, reptiles and birds, experts gathered at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) said According to Tania McCrea-Steele, IFAW’s Global Wildlife Cybercrime Project Lead, at a time when counts show historic lows of African elephants, and