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World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. He has died after "age-related complications. The 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday after his condition "worsened significantly" and he was no longer able to stand. His muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, with a deep infection on his back right leg.
Other rhinos, the southern white rhino and another species, the black rhino, are under heavy pressure from poachers who kill them for their horns to supply illegal markets in parts of Asia. Roughly 20,000 southern white rhinos remain in Africa. Their numbers dipped below 100 around a century ago, but an intense effort initiated by South African conservationist Ian Player in the mid-20th century turned things around.

March 2018 

 

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio is supporting the expansion of a university conservation project in Kenya that will receive $50,000 in the latest a round of grants from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Mikoko Pamoja – ‘Mangroves Together’ in Swahili – involves Edinburgh-based scientists working with Kenyan villagers and researchers to protect threatened mangrove forests and fund community development. Mangroves protect coastal communities from storms and tsunamis and are efficient natural carbon sinks, locking and storing CO2 at up to five times the rate of tropical rainforests.

They also form an important habitat for fish and wildlife but they are being destroyed at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihoods of local farmers and fishermen and triggering the release of greenhouse gases. “Protecting mangroves helps the people who rely on them, the wildlife that lives in them and the climate upon which we all depend." 

October 2017

 

 

CONCOURS DELEGANCE

 

Every year in September hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles take part in the classiest event on the Kenya motor sport calendar. Sunday 24th, Ngong Racecourse hosted another successful Concours d’Elegance, The theme for this 47th edition was “Beauty & the Beasts”. There were a lot of gems to feast the eyes on, the stand out ones being a classy-looking 1951 Rolls-Royce, a 2016 Cadillac Escalade which is a sophisticated beast of a car, and a 1974 Mercedes W114 that oozed with presidential suave.

September 2017

 

 

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Central Bank Of Kenya Set To Release Details Of New Look Currency This Week. Notes currently in circulation have the images of first President Jomo Kenyatta and his successor Daniel Arap Moi. They will be replaced with new look notes and coin featuring THE BIG FIVE (buffalo, leopard, rhino, lion and elephant) on the Sh 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 notes. The guiding themes for the new currency were proposed to be ‘Kenya Reborn’ and ‘Kenya Prosperity’, and the design elements were to be unique to Kenya by depicting physical features that reflect any aspect of the country, like flora and fauna that are unique to Kenya.

September 2017

 

 

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Meet Stephen Okoth

 

Kibera’s Most Stylish Man

 

Stephen Okoth, better known as ‘Picha Marangi’ local slang word meaning 'On the Go’ since he’s always up and about in Kibera for his photography jobs. According to an article by BBC Africa, Stephen Okoth is a 25-year-old Kenyan fashionista and photographerBorn and raised in Kibera slums, he has made it his mission to stand out in the slum through his style and paint it in a different light. Stephen sources his clothes from the busy Gikomba market.  

June 2017

   

 

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China has been in the last few years a loyal partner in Kenya's transformational agenda, particularly pertaining to the development of economic physical infrastructure. The center-piece of that transformation is the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), the first phase of which is complete. China's Exim Bank has provided 90 percent of the financing towards construction of SGR project that will cost 3.6 billion U.S. dollars. President Uhuru Kenyatta will on May 31 commission the first phase of the high speed railway that has been completed on budget.

He is also expected to officiate at events on the container terminal at the SGR on May 30 before taking the inaugural ride from Mombasa to Nairobi on May 31. That ride will include a number of stops along the way to commission some of the new stations. In the pic Aerial photo taken on May 11, 2017 shows the Mombasa passenger depot of the Mombasa-Nairobi SGR in Kenya.

 May 2017 

 

KUKI

Renowned Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann has been shot and injured in an ambush at her conservation park in central Kenya, the Laikipia Nature Conservancy. Herders have been invading private property in search of fresh grazing in the drought-stricken Laikipia region. Kuki Gallmann - the author of the best-selling memoir "I Dreamed of Africa" turned into a film starring Kim Basinger - was airlifted to hospital for treatment. 

Insecurity has risen sharply in recent months as the drought has led armed herders to seek out new pasture, pitting them against big landowners and smallholders.

April 2017

 

 

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SATAO 2 is dead, and another of the last tuskers left in Africa has been poached,leaving only 6 of these giantsin theTsavo Conservation Areain southern Kenya. SATAO 2 was named after SATAO, the iconic giantwho was poached in 2014and was one of the largest tuskers left on Earth. A ‘tusker’ is an elephant whose tusks each weigh in excess of 100 lbs / 45,45kg. The tusks of Satao 2 weighed 51kg and 50.5kg. SATAO 2’s death, and the recent spike in poaching, represent a significant threat to the world’s last-remaining tuskers and to Tsavo’s precious elephant population.

Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) rangers discovered the gruesome kill site before the poachers had the time to remove the tusks. Although not totally certain, indications are that SATAO 2 was killed by a poison arrow. In subsequent investigations, two people have been apprehended and weapons seized. KWS continues to work hard to rid Tsavo of poaching teams that roam the reserve.
In the pic:Satao 2 carcass, discovered with tusks intact. © Tsavo Trust

March 2017

 

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Kenya has declared the ongoing drought a national disaster and is calling for aid. The Kenya Red Cross Society has estimated around 2.7 million people are in need of food aid after low rainfall in October and November and the next rainy season not due before April. President Uhuru Kenyatta said the drought had affected 23 out of the country's 47 counties.

February 2017 

 

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2017 New Year's Resolution! China announced on Friday that it was banning all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017, a move that would shut down the word’s largest ivory market and coould deal a critical blow to the practice of elephants poacing in Africa. With the United States also ending its domestic ivory trade earlier this year, two of the largest ivory market have taken action that will reverberate around the world.

January 2017

 

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Kenya Wildlife Service has reviewed her parks and reserves entry fees downwards starting November 1, 2016. Thus all entry fees to KWS managed National Parks and Reserves have been capped at USD 60 for adult non residents and Ksh.860 for adult Kenyan citizens. This move is expected to make KWS parks and reserves competitive in the region and globally, thus attracting a bigger number of both domestic and international tourists.
http://bit.ly/EntryFees2016

November 2016

 

 

 Tea

Kenya tea production likely to jump 3.5 pct in 2017, the agriculture industry regulator said on Wednesday. Kenya is the world's No. 1 exporter of black tea, which is one of Kenya's top foreign exchange earners, generating 125.25 billion shillings ($1.24 billion) in revenues in 2015.
Farmers have enjoyed good harvests this year mainly due to heavy rains associated with the El Nino weather phenomenon. 

However, the "short rains" season, which usually starts in October, may be lower than normal in many areas due to El Nino and curb farm output, the Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Authority which regulates farming told Reuters in a statement.
November 2016

 

 

GLOBAL MARCH3

GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS, RHINOS AND LIONS.

15 Oct 2016 - Nairobi.

 

I Stand For Wildlife, Will You?

 

Wall meet at the Nairobi National Museum and start the walk at 9am towards the KWS headquaters on Langata Road. Let us stand up for our wildlife. Let us speak out together as one.

The aim this year for the Global March is to bring the youth to the fore fronts of wildlife conservation, bridge the GAP between the current wildlife conservation heroes/heroines, the Legends, the very experienced Wildlife NGOS WITH the upcoming, Vibrant, eager, talented young aspiring wildlife conservationist.

October 2016

 

IVORY

Nairobi National Park, today, 30th March 2016, 105 tonnes of ivory from 7,000 elephants and 1.5 tonnes of rhino horn have been burned in the largest ever destruction of tusks in history. The event is an incredibly powerful statement in the battle to stop poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Kenya has staged largest tusk bonfire in history burning £68 million ($100m) dollars worth of illegal goods in a bid to stamp out poaching trade. 

Ten towering piles of tusks and ivory were incinerated in Kenya's Nairobi National Park. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta condemned the illegal ivory trade which is decimating the elephant population.

March 2016

 

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A New Birth. On 11th March 2016 a female black rhino in Sera Community Rhino Sanctuary, Kenya, gave birth to a healthy calf, and made history. This is the first black rhino to be born on community land in northern Kenya for over 25 years. The mother, named ‘Naitamany’ was translocated from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Sera in May 2015, as part of a project to reintroduce black rhino to Samburu. The birth brings the current population to 11, with 10 more expected to be translocated this year.

March 2016

 

VALENTINO

Fashion goes in Kenya - Amboseli - with Valentino's 2016 Spring collection campaign. Fascination, mystery and narration, drift from the garments into their own image becoming a tale of true inspiration. The Spring/Summer 2016 advertising campaign shot by award-winning photo reporter Steve McCurry captures the power of the unexpected, which is portrayed through his reportage style.

 

February 2016 

 

 

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Kenya has launched a $13.8bn flagship railway project linking the port city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi to be extended onwards to neighbouring Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. The rail project, which began last December, will replace the existing narrow-gauge railway built by the British at the turn of last century and nicknamed the Lunatic Express, in part because workers constructing it were eaten by lions. Under an agreement struck between wildlife officials and Kenya's government, the new rail line will not alter the boundaries of the 117 sq km Nairobi National Park. 

Instead, it will be walled-off and raised above the ground so animals can safely pass underneath. Many of small railway stations may be demolished and Thee Agora, in partnership with Nairobi Railway Museum in an attempt preserve some memories about them, has started a project to visit all stations between Mombasa and Voi although some of them have already been taken down (Ndara Station and Mackinnon Road Station) http://bit.ly/KenyaRailway  images

 

November 4th, 2015

 

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Drone Safari, the new way to capture great safari pictures. American photographer Paul Souders captured the stunning pictures in Chobe National Park in Botswana with his DJI Phantom Vision 2+drone for the shoot which he operated via hand-held remote control. The drone shows the reactions of different species to the alien presence. http://bit.ly/DroneSafaris images

October 13th, 2015

 

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The village where men are banned.

Umoja - "unity" in Swahili - is an all-female matriarch village located in Samburu County.It was founded in 1990 by Rebecca Lolosoli, a Samburu woman, as a sanctuary for homeless survivors of violence against women, and young girls running from forced marriages. Fifteen years later the women-only village is thriving: the women of the Samburu people do not agree with violence and the traditional subordinate position of women.

They run a primary school, cultural center and camping site for tourists visiting the adjacent Samburu National Reserve. They create and sell jewellery to benefit the village.

July 29th, 2015

 

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Cecil the lion's killer revealed as American dentist. The hunter was identified as Walter James Palmer, an experienced trophy hunter from Minnesota. Palmer and his accomplices - hunter Theo Bronkhorst and local landowner Honest Ndlovu - are believed to have lured Cecil out of the protection of the national park using bait and shot him with the bow – a silent weapon increasingly used by hunters trying to evade arrest. 

Both the professional hunter and land owner had no permit or quota to justify the offtake of the lion and therefore are liable for the illegal hunt. Allegedly, when a professional hunter engages a client in an area without lion quota, the lion will be listed as hunted in an area that does have quota. This could have been standard practice, but unfortunately Cecil was a well-known lion.” Cecil’s death is a tragedy, not only because he was a symbol of Zimbabwe but because that the killing of the 13-year-old big cat may leave as many as a dozen cubs vulnerable to infanticide by males that assume leadership of his prides.

July 29th, 2015

 

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Starting from 2nd July 2015, the government of Kenya will introduce electronic visa application and effective 01 September 2015 visitors will be denied boarding on their flight or denied entry to Kenya if they do not have a printed copy of their e-visa. Instead they must apply on line - ww.ecitizen.go.ke - before they travel, and the process is heralded to take 2 days (most pundits are saying 2 weeks)   

July 2nd, 2015

 

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Good news: the British FCO has lifted the Travel Advisory against non-essential travel to Mombasa including the whole coastline from Watamu down to the south coast. The new wording reads as follows: 18 June 2015 Latest update:
The FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to Mombasa. The area to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel does not include Kenya’s safari destinations in the national parks, reserves and wildlife conservancies; including the Aberdare National Park, Amboseli, Laikipia, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Meru, Mount Kenya, Samburu, Shimba Hills, Tsavo, nor does it include the beach resorts of Mombasa, Kilifi, Watamu and Diani.

June 19th, 2015

 

 

 

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25 years later, the rhino returns to Samburu
The great rhino move has begun! Sera Community Concervancy will become the first one in East Africa to own and manage a black rhino sanctuary! The translocation started on Monday with the successful capture and release of two black rhino from Lewa to the newly established sanctuary. This ground breaking move will also make this community the first in Kenya to be directly responsible for the protection of this critically endangeredspecies. The rhino will be protected by Sera's community rangers who have been trained in rhino protection with a daily support from Lewa and NRT's anti-poaching units. Twenty Black Rhinos will be moved over a 2 week period.
 

May 21st, 2015

 

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In the Maasai culture the best hair stylish are the WARRIORS. The style comes from the King of the Savannah, The Lion. The Maasai wants to be like the lion, they want to kill and dethrone him to become themselves the Warriors Kings. The golden red hairs of lion is believed to be naturally given him by God to rule the red earthly jungle and allowed to feed on flesh and blood to grow stronger. The Maasai tribe copies the same rule of the jungle, given to the lion by mother nature, drinking blood and eating meat.

May 13th, 2015

 

Notizie 26 aprile

Kenya sweeps podium at London Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium places as he won the men's London Marathon Sunday 27th April in a time of two hours, four minutes and 41 seconds waving and pointing at the crowd in front of Buckingham Palace.
Well done our athletes. Prince Harry congratulating our runners.

  April 27th, 2015

 

 

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Kenyan Woman Wins Goldman Environmental Prize 2015. The Prize honors grassroots environmental heroes from the world’s six inhabited continental regions and recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. For Africa the Prize goes to Phyllips Omino: after learning her own breast milk was making her baby sick—and realizing her child wasn’t the only one suffering from lead poisoning— Phyllis Omido galvanized the community in Mombasa to shut down the smelter that was exposing people to dangerous chemicals.

April 22nd, 2015

 

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At dawn today, an armed commando of al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Garissa University in the north-east of the country, about 150 kilometers from the border with Somalia, killing 147 people and injuring more than 70 others.  This part of the country is not on the coast and not frequented by tourists as notoriously considered at risk.

       

     Watch full gallery Latest News    April 2nd, 2015

 

 

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Depressed rainfall is expected over most of the eastern sector of the country during March-May 2015 “Long-Rains” Season. Most of the eastern sector of the country is likely to remain generally dry during this month with much of the seasonal rainfall likely to be recorded in April and May. To give you an indication of how dry it is, these photos were taken just over two months apart. The grass is barely even an inch tall in many areas and coarse at that. Due to the somewhat erratic seasonal weather patterns, eastern Mara has fallen into drought twice consecutively. Wildlife Rangers have a challenging role to implement strategies for a good survival and harmony of wildlife.

March 16th 2015

 

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Among the many touching stories of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery is the rescue of little Ndume. When he was just 3 months old, Ndume was knocked unconscious by tribesmen trying to protecting their crops. His mother died and he was being cared for at the nursery by Joseph Sauni, the trust’s head keeper in the southern sector of Tsavo Park. 

After he was released into the wild, Ndume lived for over 20 years in Tsavo Park with other wild elephants, but had rarely been seen. Finally, in February 2015, he returned closer to home and had a magical reunion with his former keepers. The now 26-year-old Ndume stood completely still for a few moments when he heard the voices of the men who’d raised and cared for him. As the wild animal approached the vehicle, he let out a welcoming rumble. It’s a beautiful moment and the men in the vehicle are obviously overjoyed. Their faces say it all as they realize their hard work and dedication paid off!

March 16th 2015

 

 

Ultime Zena

This is Zena. She lives in the Deep Sea Slums of Nairobi, a volatile place where very many people are crammed in together. Zena is a wonderful person, she has her own family to take care of as well as the salon in this picture but for the last three weeks or so, she's been taking care of the 20 street kids that we relocated to the Deep Sea Slums. There are three rooms just behind the salon where the kids are now staying. Zena now cooks brunch for the kids and is slowly learning about all of them. She tells us of the bright ones and she yells at the ones who sniff glue. She is trying to convince a few to get back to school too. She does what she does because she believes that she must help even though she does not have lots of money herself.

March 5th 2015

 

 

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3-13 April 2015 Running for Rangers is running the Marathon des Sables to raise money for the welfare of the rangers who risk their lives to protect Rhino and Elephant in Kenya. The Marathon des Sables is described by National Geographic as the ‘toughest footrace on earth.’ A gruelling six-day, 250km multi-stage adventure race through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert. You must be fully self-sufficient, carrying on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but all other equipment and food must be carried.

February 23rd 2015

 

 

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The Kenyan Female Marathoner Who Shocked The World By Crawling To Finish Third Receives Overwhelming Applause. Last Sunday the the 29-year-old Hyvon Ngetich made an epic finish at Austin Marathon as she crossed the finish line on her hands and knees after her body gave out on her a few meters to the race’s end. She refused to give up after she fell down on the final leg of the race and she crossed the line on her own to finish third.

February 18th 2015

 

Notizie rino

 

Did you know the difference between Black and White Rhinos? Both rhinos are actually gray. The difference is not in the color but in the form of the lip. Black rhinos have a pointy lip to pluck food off trees and bushes. White rhinos clip grass low to the ground so have a broad lower lip.

February 17th 2015

 

Notizie Turkana

The International Space Station was yesterday directly over Kenya for a short period. The massive habitable satellite is the largest artificial body in orbit and can be seen with the naked eye from the earth surface. It is a programme by several space agencies, including NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). It was ESA’s female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti who made the announcement about Kenya on twitter.

February 5th 2015

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