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Kenya’s ‘ivory kingpin’ has bail suspended

Kenyan national, Feisal Mohammed Ali, stands in the dock at a Mombasa court. © File, AFP

A court in Kenya has suspended the release on bail of a suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang, who figured on an Interpol list of the nine most wanted suspects linked to crimes against the environment.

An unusual source of income for fishermen in Kenya

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Two cultures combine: local Kenyan fishermen earn money by making mats out of papyrus reeds for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

The martial eagle in the Masai Mara

Natural Track Safaris martial eagle

The martial eagle is one of the mightiest of eagles, weighing about 6kg and feeding on other birds. For great sightings of this magnificent bird of prey, a trip to the Masai Mara is highly recommended.

Kayaking in Kenya

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Mida Creek is a protected mangrove ecosystem in Kenya where you can kayak through a maze of channels to explore the tranquility that its several islands has to offer.

Lions play a game of buffalo leapfrog

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Revenge has never tasted so delicious as when a pride of lions take down a buffalo after being chased off their land.

Collaring a lion for conservation

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With the aim of protecting livestock and conserving lion populations, Sosian Lodge has led the way in utilising a stronger metal-framed mobile boma design as well as providing much needed GPS collars.

A different perspective at Lake Elementaita

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A visit to Kenya’s Lake Elementaita forces Simon to look at the world from a different perspective.

Obama unveils more ivory sale restrictions

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To ensure that the US is not contributing to the scourge of poaching that is decimating elephant populations across Africa, President Barack Obama tightens US rules on sales of ivory.

Kenyan boy makes jewellery from e-waste

A former Kenyan street boy is now earning a living by making jewellery from e-waste. ©Nation Media Group

A street kid turned his life around around by starting a venture to make jewellery from computer and cell phone waste to earn some money and keep his environment clean.

Railway to cut through Nairobi National Park

The construction of standard gauge railway super bridge piers underway at the Tsavo.

Despite opposition from conservationists, Kenya Railways has signed an agreement allowing it to realign the path of the Standard Gauge Railway through Nairobi National Park.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy hosts 16th annual marathon

Pippa Middleton runs for rhinos

The 16th annual Safaricom marathon welcomes Pippa Middleton, amongst many more, to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to support conservation efforts in Kenya.

Increased poaching causes surge in African vulture deaths

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Facing multiple threats including poisoning by poachers, African vultures are declining at a critical rate and researchers suggest that they are heading towards extinction.

Turning mud into bricks

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Mud, mud, glorious mud. There’s nothing quite like it for… making bricks.

Kikuyu elders ask tree for forgiveness

Sycamore fig tree in Kenya

Traditional elders in Kenya must perform a cleansing ritual to repent for the cutting of a sacred mugumo tree.

Changing perceptions of Kenya

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Times are changing in Kenya as traditional ways of life blend with a modern way of thinking.

A new black rhino calf for Lewa

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Specialised rangers at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy protecting a brand-new black rhino calf.

Critical elephant corridor rediscovered in North Kenya

Elephant in Kenya

GPS collars fitted on elephants give hope to conservation efforts.

Kenya forensic lab to fight wildlife crime

A team led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) fit a GPS-tracking collar to a tranquilized male lion.  © Ben Curtis, AP

A new forensic lab has been set up in Kenya to analyse DNA evidence of poachers taken from seized animal parts.

Richard Leakey back at head of Kenya Wildlife Service

Richard Leakey

Under Presidential orders Leakey has been made chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Services and told to tackle the poaching crisis.

5 places to see whale sharks

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The best places to see whale sharks in Africa.

Kenya burns 15 tonnes of ivory

15 tonnes of elephant tusks burn in Nairobi National Park in Kenya on a day that was at once tragic and full of hope.

Skydiving on the coast of Kenya

Ticking an adventure of the bucket list with skydiving in Diani on the southern coast of Kenya.

Treating Africa’s tuskers

Three large tuskers where treated for after being hit by poisonous arrows.

Elephant killed after protests by the Maasai community

An elephant has been killed by KWS after hundreds of agitated Kajiado locals from the Maasai community protested after elephants killed a local man.

The story of the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust

A documentary that aims to showcase the beauty of the unique Lamu archipelago and the great work the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust has been doing.

Governors guide to January in the Masai Mara

There are plenty of butterflies, birds and elephants to be seen in Masai Mara this January.

5 reasons why wild dogs are extraordinary

After a thrilling experience of a wild dogs defending their pups we go onto explore what makes these hunters so exceptional.

The Maasai Mara through the eyes of a guide

Meet Jackson Looseyia, one of Africa’s finest field guides and former presenter of BBC’s Big Cat Live.

The Serengeti – a place within us all

The Serengeti is a place that is hard wired into our DNA and it’s a place that we all have to visit, if possible more than once.

A photo collection from 24 hours in the Mara

Here is a photo collection to showcase the magnitude of wildlife sightings you can experience with just 24 hours in the Maasai Mara!

Baby elephant and ostrich rescue

An orphaned elephant is rescued from Milgis Lugga, Kenya along with two tiny ostrich chicks.

The beginnings of a journey with the Maasai

Cris travels to Kenya to meet up with John, a charming Maasai gentleman, to research the challenges of educating girl children in the Maasai community.

Kenya: Removing the blinkers

Discovering that there is more to Kenya than what meets the eye.

Why I love the Maasai Mara

Hot air balloon rides. wildebeest migrations, large felines and game drives… There are countless reasons why we love the Maasi Mara!

Kicking goals for wildlife

Football, oryx, warriors – it’s an unusual combination but this is how Melako Community Conservancy in Northern Kenya is helping to secure the future of wildlife and communities.

Leakey’s last stand: The final battle of Africa’s elephant king

The man who saved the African elephant in the 1980s is returning to the fray. This time nothing will stop Richard Leakey except the grim reaper.

Help save Tanzania’s woodlands by sponsoring a bee-keeping project

Alamnyak Thaddeu has big plans for a bee-keeping project in his Loiborsoit community in Tanzania.

Wow wilderness images

Join us on a “WOW” pictorial journey through Kenya.

The heart warming story of two orphaned elephants

Over the last month the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has welcomed two new orphaned elephants, rescued from well and a herd of cattle

Kenya’s magical forest – the Arabuko Sokoke

Jeremy sets out birding in Arabuko Sokoke forest, a fragile green jewel of Kenya’s coastline.

Where is the lion’s eye?

Watch as Alison Nicholls helps in the painting of a school in rural Tanzania.

A rare melanistic serval sighting

Africa Geographic encounters a rare melanistic serval in Tanzania’s Mkomazi National Park.

Governor’s guide to July in the Masai Mara

With the great migration is on it’s way to the Masai Mara things have been stirred up at Governer’s Camp, with an explosion of fantastic game sightings.

Satao suspected killers arrested

Three suspects have been arrested by Kenya Wildlife Services rangers in Mackinon in relation with the killing of Satao.

Why I love Kenya

Porini Camps reflect on the many things that make Kenya special.

South Africans now need visas for Kenya

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has with effect from 1st July 2014 decided to introduce visas for South African nations who wish to visit Kenya.

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