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December 11, 2017

Innovation: The Bio-Degradable Seedling Bag #BeatPollution

When was the last time you grew a tree? The year is about to end. Though, this is not about why you should go out and […]
December 4, 2017

Supremacism and Trophy Hunting

“It doesn’t matter to elephants if they are killed by poachers or trophy hunters … either way, you’re a killer.” Joyce Poole Trophy hunting is a […]
November 29, 2017

COP: A concerted effort to tackling climate change [Guest Post]

In November, stakeholders in climate change space, meet up at COP. This is always somewhere in Bali, Copenhagen, Doha, Johannesburg, Berlin, Cancun or Marrakesh, you name […]
November 24, 2017

The Ultimate Guide for Your Next Safari Photography Tour [Guest Post]

African Safari’s make a truly unique experience. Not only does it offer breath-taking and eye-opening views, but they really make you think about the preservation and […]
November 21, 2017

Rekindling Hope During Challenging Times

Lead by example with hope, never fear. – Michelle Obama With the prospective Lamu Coal Power Plant still filling reports and files, the fate of Nairobi […]
November 13, 2017

Safeguarding the Environment is Each Persons Duty

Claiming that the earth has not been untouched by human beings over the years would be the biggest lie ever told. Human beings have assisted in […]
November 7, 2017

MARVELLOUS NATURE

The olive baboons swing On the strong branches they cling The nestlings sing As they echo their mother bird In her sweet tuned melody Frogs croak […]
October 31, 2017

A Walking Expedition Along Athi River

“In order to attempt the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.”- Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Starting at the ridged peaks along the Great Rift valley, Ngong […]
October 27, 2017

Musings of A City Resident

We are social beings. However, mobile devices have come to complicate who we are. We get a rise in dopamine in our bodies whenever our phones […]
October 19, 2017

The Younger Generation Wants to Be Involved

Being a close knitted pack in the conservation field especially as youth is not as easy. We all have different goals, dreams and ambitions. We all […]
October 13, 2017

10 Industries That Should Thrive From Kenya’s Plastic Bag Ban

Opportunity. Any set back always leads to an opportunity. An opportunity to learn, grow, innovate and create anything out of that set back. Kenya’s plastic bag […]
October 9, 2017
Market tote bag:

Alternatives to Plastic Produce Bags

It is the seventh week since the plastic ban took effect. Have you seen a difference since then? Well, I have seen less and less of […]
September 26, 2017

GLOBAL MARCH for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions [GMFERL 2017]

It’s that time of the year again when conservationists, animal lovers and advocates, concerned parties and others, march to the streets as they spread awareness on […]
September 22, 2017
Mother and Calf Giraffe and Nairobi National Park

22 Must Visit Green Spaces in Nairobi [Part Three]

The final part is through Langata road towards Magadi Road. Have a look at part one and part two to get the full list. 15. Nairobi […]
September 19, 2017
Oloolua-Nature-Trail_Waterfall2

22 Must Visit Green Spaces in Nairobi [Part Two]

The biodiversity, culture, and history within Nairobi county continues to be experienced along Ngong Road and the Karen Suburb area towards Langata Road. A continuation of […]
September 15, 2017
Karura Forest - Image Credit Lyra Aoko

22 Must Visit Green Spaces in Nairobi [Part One]

Nairobi is one busy capital. Almost everyone is a rush to go somewhere or anywhere. Whether in an urgent rush or not, the town almost seems […]
September 6, 2017

Why We Should Fire the Coal Ambition

Do you still support the Lamu Coal Power Plant? Well, if you do, you are among those who wouldn’t mind a small town become heavily polluted […]
August 29, 2017
Business Daily

Young Women Leading the Environmental Conservation Agenda

Having the courage to protect the environment in a world where one can and will inescapably face threats and naysayers, more so as a woman, is […]
August 28, 2017
Kiondos, Plastic ban

Top 10 Alternatives to Plastic Bags

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources ban on Plastic Carrier Bags takes effect today. The 28th of August 2017 will be set in stone as […]
August 22, 2017

Why We Should Work Together Now More Than Ever

Now that the election cloud is slowly drifting away hopefully for the next 5 years, let us get back to matters of concern: wildlife and environmental […]
August 17, 2017

Dance of the Universe

Dance of The Universe The sun in its very brilliance The moon in its magnificence The stars in their resplendence All gather to join in the […]
August 10, 2017
Tsavo Lions

Why We Shouldn’t Let Them Disappear

When we understand ‘why’ we want to do something, we can inspire effective change as opposed to when we just know ‘what’ we want to do. […]
August 2, 2017
Nyika silika on the beach

From My Wild Heart to Yours

I don’t know about you, but does anyone else feel like tribalism is over rated in Kenya. Last time I checked, I’m 50% Kikuyu 25% Meru […]
July 26, 2017

Why we should All Save Lamu

Lamu has currently become a political agenda.  Not because of the insecurity issues affecting the country but because of the Amu Power Lamu coal power project […]
July 21, 2017

Saving The Jumbos

The matriarch elephant leads Feeding on green grass fields Behind its herd is so very level Their red coats decorating Tsavo Little do they know the […]
July 20, 2017
Mr. Environment Kenya, Vihiga

Modelling for the Environment

Brian Omudi is not your typical kinda guy. He is smart, charming, and witty and above all passionate about protecting the environment. It is this passion […]
July 12, 2017
Greening the mind through tree planting

Greening the Mind one Child at a Time

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela I admire young people who strive to change the […]
July 5, 2017
Conservation story

The Single Story of Conservation

The question whether or not to kill one animal to save a human being, weigh very heavily on a ranger or anyone licensed to hold a […]
June 26, 2017

25 Actions you can do to be in Tune with Nature

Nature is bliss. Nature is to be admired and savored for what is. A spectacle. An awe-inspiring splendor. There is more to nature than what we […]
June 22, 2017

Advocating for Clean Energy #CleanEnergyKe

“The Ministry of Environment is quite clear that there is no clean coal; coal is dirty, there is nothing like clean coal.” – Prof. Judi Wakhungu. […]
June 19, 2017

10 Kenyan Songs that Speak on Environmental Awareness

Music has the power to change the world. Music brings out a huge influence on what we think and how we view the world. It can […]
June 16, 2017
The flipflopi boat

Sailing on Plastic from Lamu to Cape Town #PlasticRevolution

Our oceans are full of wonder, beauty, and brilliance. Beauty beyond what we see above; the green and blue hues of our oceans. Within it, there […]
June 14, 2017
Cinnamon chested bee-eater and red winged starling

Town Birds…A Continuation

“Animals and birds evolve more quickly in urban environments than in remote habitats.” Have you come across this outright true article; Cities should be studied as […]
June 5, 2017

Thoughts on World Environment Day

Today, 5th June marks World Environment Day. This flagship campaign started in 1974. The main goal is to create awareness on environmental issues from pollution, both […]
May 31, 2017

Does the Northern White Rhino Need to be Saved?

“I’m one of a kind. No, seriously, I’m the last male Northern white rhino on the planet earth. I don’t mean to be too forward, but […]
May 26, 2017

Out of the Woods; A Battle to Protect Kakamega Forest

Tropical rain forests are becoming increasingly fragmented. This not only threatens the species that depend on the forest but also communities living around these forests. Our […]
May 18, 2017

Why Politicians Should Include Environmental Conservation in Their Political Agenda

Globally, politicians have dominated the public policy on conservation issues. It is a sad reality that Kenya politicians are involved in passing dangerous conservation policies that […]
May 4, 2017

5 Reasons Why I Support the Plastic Bag Ban

The older generation, (above 60 – 70 years of age), have a unique way of managing waste as they do not entertain it (at all). They […]
April 21, 2017

The Big Conservation Lie Book Review and more

“However, with proper spatial planning, a national and political goodwill and determination, commitment to implement these plans, and a national effort to control greed, we can […]
April 19, 2017

5 Ways to Spark Environmental Awareness in Children

The earth is changing. This is a fact we must all come to terms with and seek ways in which we can grow, learn and adapt […]
April 13, 2017

Addressing Regional Tourism Development in Africa

Tourism is often described as the backbone of the economy right after agriculture and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Africa. Africa itself is endowed with amazing […]
April 6, 2017

An Experience with Africa’s Gentle Giants (The Rothschild Giraffe)

Giraffes are top on my list of animals I can look at without getting jaded. Their gait is graceful and elegant. Their coat, uniquely marvellous. I’m […]
March 31, 2017

Outlining Ecotourism; Principles and Benefits

People want to visit nature and the natural world. How can this be done without causing adverse ecological and social impacts? The need for ‘responsible travel’ has […]
March 30, 2017

When Documentary Narration Encounters Pop-Music

Wildlife documentaries. Whether you are a fan or not (for this I would say you are insane), you relish the sites of wild escapes right in […]
March 28, 2017

Prospects of Sustainable Agriculture the Youth can Engage in

The annual long-rain season is here with us. Whether this is permanent or not we will find out soon enough. The Meteorological Department of Kenya is […]
March 22, 2017

Forests and Water; the Indistinguishably Linking Factor plus a Commitment to the Planet to Change Beyond the Hour

This week marks a good number of global events all geared towards preserving, protecting and conserving, educating and enlisting an interest in and celebrating the natural […]
March 14, 2017

Why we should not sideline the politics that castigates conservation

Politics is a part of the environment and we cannot avoid it. The two are inextricably linked. Most young people, however, do not want to be […]
March 9, 2017

Women in Conservation Being Bold for Change

Women are strong pillars in the society. International Women’s Day was celebrated yesterday (8th March 2017) and I have chosen to celebrate Women in the Conservation […]
March 3, 2017

Why the World Should Listen to the Youth as we Raise Awareness on World Wildlife Day

Today is World Wildlife Day. Since its inception as discussed here, each year has its own theme. This year’s theme focuses on the youth with the […]
March 1, 2017

VIDEO REVIEW: Open Your Eyes Narrated by Jeff Bridges (Actor)

This is a short video on plastics. Jeff Bridges has illustrated what plastics are doing to our environment and our overall well-being. It’s a call to […]
February 23, 2017

You Too Can Make a Difference

“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.” Wangari Maathai An astounding soul, Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, […]
February 15, 2017

5 Tips on Reducing Plastic Waste at Home

It has been a while since I did a Waste Wednesday post. Well today we are going to look at plastic waste and how we can […]
February 10, 2017

Why the Eucalyptus is Killing our Wetlands

Last week was World Wetlands Day. This got me thinking of the causes and effects facing our diminishing wetlands. How and where it all started. The […]
February 2, 2017

World Wetlands Day

Today is World Wetlands Day. Today we celebrate wetlands. Today (and every other 2nd of February) we educate the world on the significance of wetlands in […]
January 26, 2017

A to Z on Drought

“For me, one of the major reasons to move beyond just the planting of trees was that I have a tendency to look at the cause […]
January 13, 2017

Top 5 most common GARDEN SUNBIRDS

We shall continue with the Garden Birds Series today as we explore one of the most attractive passerines to see, the Sunbirds. Sunbirds belong to the […]
January 6, 2017

Sprinting to Survive

The fastest land mammal, the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), has inopportunely experienced a population decrease of 30% over the last two decades with only 7100 individual adults […]
January 5, 2017

Garden Birds – Top FIVE most common Garden WEAVERS

Garden birds are birds most commonly seen around cultivation and residential urban gardens and backyards. This series will expound more on birds one is most probable […]
December 27, 2016

Nairobi National Park (Highlights 2016)

Unless you live in a cave or barely interested in what happens in Kenya, then just the name Nairobi National Park may have bypassed you. A […]
December 16, 2016

Silent Extinction for the Giraffe

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which designates endangered species, the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), is now a […]
December 15, 2016

Turned to Ashes – Kenya’s Largest Ivory Burn (Highlights 2016)

Eleven giant pyres of tusks (more than 8000 elephants), rhino horn (from 300 rhinos), illegal hides of wild animals and illegally logged timber were set ablaze […]
December 6, 2016

A to Z Travel Guide

It’s the holidays and holidays come with vacation and road trips with family, friends or both, maybe yourself; as you explore places you’ve either never been […]
December 2, 2016

Hall of Fame for the Pangolin (2016 Highlights)

A few years ago, not one person outside the scientific/conservation/natural world had ever heard of the pangolin up until its triumph at The Convention on International […]
November 30, 2016

The Urban Conservationist

The city doesn’t deliver much of a natural habitat in respect to the wild untamed natural areas. Having grown up in the city, one would marvel […]
October 24, 2016

A to Z of Birdwatching

#NewPost!!! The A to Z of Birdwatching #Birding #Birds #NewSeries
October 21, 2016

Plains Zebra and other ungulates stand under threat

The indigenous people around the world, before they made a major decision, used to sit around and ask themselves, ‘How does this affect our people seven […]
October 18, 2016

How it went down – GMFERL 2016 (Photos)

Extinction is forever; endangered means we still have time. This year’s Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions Nairobi chapter, here, was a success with 80% […]
October 15, 2016

Conservation and Environmentalism: Is there a difference?

A while back, I was asked whether I lean more towards conservation or environmentalism, I however asked whether I can be both. This resulted to various […]
October 12, 2016

I Stand for Our Wildlife, Will you? Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions 2016

Global March For Elephants, Rhinos and Lions 2016.
October 6, 2016

Saving Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park, being 117.21km2, is among Nairobi’s over 70 green spaces. Green space is land partly or completely covered by trees, grass, scrub and other […]
October 3, 2016

More Town Birds

I noticed I had left out other very common town birds that are worth mentioning following my previous post here. Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus) Common on […]
September 27, 2016

Let’s talk Snakes

I find snakes very beautiful creatures. Forgive me for being a bit too much, but I do and that’s who I am. No apologies. Whenever I […]
September 14, 2016

The 10 most common Kenyan Town Birds

Busy town, busy lives, everyone going on with their day to day activities. Hardly do we notice these other creatures that are coexisting with us as […]
July 19, 2016

Thee Marabou

Arguably the largest bird one can see around our towns more often than not, with a wing spanning 3.7 meters (largest wing span of any living […]
July 9, 2016

CROWs – Quite aggressive…aren’t they.

A black kite flies quite alone in the skies. A pair of pied crows join the kite. But this is not a follow the leader kind […]
June 29, 2016

The Black Headed Heron – A town’s Spectacle

My most recent bird crush, well, for quite some time now, has been the black headed heron Ardea melanocephala. Having been observing this birds  nesting in […]
September 25, 2015

Species Special

A species / quote special highlighting some of my favourite species I have had the opportunity to shoot (purposely used) across the country and quotes from […]
July 31, 2015

Tree Planting, TREE GROWING

On 11th July, 2015, I and my friend, Mary, set out for a tree planting activity at Oloolua Forest in Ngong, Kajiado County, Kenya. The event […]
July 29, 2015

IT’S ACCUMULATING – LET’S TALK PLASTIC WASTE

Well, my plastic collection especially for the milk packets is amassing and I still have no idea what to do with them. To solve this we […]
July 15, 2015

House Litter Waste Management Project 1

I have a new list! Well, this list made the materials to be kept and recycled or reused more precise. The good news is that the […]
June 24, 2015

House Litter Waste Management Project

Recently, I came up with house waste management rules which I’m hoping with crossed fingers that it will followed. My aim is not to change the […]
June 17, 2015

African Fish Eagle: REVIEW

Regarding one of my most highly viewed posts, here, and the questions raised over the topic, I myself have also asked  questions concerning the two species […]
January 11, 2015
Black Kite. Nyika Silika

Milvus migrans

The black kite (Milvus migrans) is a common raptor found on Kenyan skies almost all year round. In Kenya, most people refer to them as hawks, […]
January 8, 2015
Speckled Mouse Bird

WHY AVIANS

Most recently, I have developed an interest for the avian species. Why? You may ask… well birds fascinate me. One, they are diverse, two, versatile, three, […]
March 28, 2014
Zebra

It’s all Black and white

My Collins dictionary defines a zebra as “an African wild horse which has black and white stripes”. I think there could be no better definition of […]
February 21, 2014
Beauty in Nature

The Beauty at Safari Park Hotel

Safari park Hotel and casino located in the Nairobi Area along Thika Road Kenya has one of those beautiful wetland areas (encompassed within) which through maintenance […]
February 4, 2014
Tsavo East National Park

Emaciated Ele

Its mid-day at Tsavo Conservation Area and the sun is just staring at us and we cannot do anything about it. The vet in the area has been […]
January 29, 2014

Gone to soon

It was a blissful Saturday afternoon until my brother and I found an olive thrush nest which had fallen from a banana tree where it was […]
December 24, 2013

Kenya at 50.

Kenya is celebrating 50 years of self-rule and as a commemoration I would like to share why I love Kenya and why everyone should, at least, […]
December 3, 2013

Rehabilitation success and the Coastal region of Kenya in pictures

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the coastal region of my country Kenya, well, it was kind of a class tour, but all in all […]
October 23, 2013
Rock Hyrax. Nyika Silika

Photogenic Hyrax

Small creature, almost the size of a rabbit, mostly confused with rodents, the hyrax is classified together with an elephant and sirenians (dugong and manatees). Hard to believe!!  […]
October 18, 2013
Hirola

The Hirola or Hunter’s hartebeest.

Kingdom – Animalia Phylum – Chordata Class – Mammalia Order – Artiodactyla Family – Bovidae Subfamily – Alcelaphinae Genus – Beatragus Species – B. hunter The […]
October 16, 2013
Yello Baboon. Nyika SIilika

Yellow Baboon

Yellowish brown body hair, black face and pinkish sitting pads (Ischias callosities), standing at 84cm for males and 60cm for females, averagely, with life spans of […]
September 28, 2013

Prof. Wangari Maathai – A tribute to an icon

[1/04/1940 – 25/09/2011] Trees Who knew trees were this important, well some of us knew but am sure most did not know. If it wasn’t for […]
September 13, 2013

Leopards

I am always fascinated by leopards.  I stumbled across some very Interesting Information about them. I also had the oppurtunity of seeing one in Tsavo east National Park […]
September 11, 2013

EVERYTHING TSAVO

Imagine waking up to the trumpeting of elephants, the roaring of lions and the melodious singing of birds except for the chirping of the crow, hard […]
January 16, 2013

The Hunger Games In Relation to Nature

Hunger Games is one interesting movie especially if you think about the survival skills portrayed by each character and the intelligence one has to have in […]
December 5, 2012

It’s your waste

I’m sitting in a public service vehicle practically minding my own business. The person sitting next to me asks me to open the window and throw […]
November 24, 2012

The African Fish Eagle Versus The Bald Eagle

It’s been a while since I posted anything, I know. Well, school happened and everything that comes with it; assignments, continuous assessment tests and the whats not. Enough with the […]
October 16, 2012
MASAI MARA, KENYA: Crocodiles attack the defenceless wildebeest in the Masai River during August 2009. As hundreds of wildebeest crossed the Masai River giant crocodiles lay in wait in Kenya's Masai Mara game park during the annual wildebeest migration. This adult male was picked out and crocs spent over an hour thrashing around in the raging rapids as the desperate animal struggled to get away. Weakened by the fight the wildebeest eventually died. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID LLOYD / BARCROFT MEDIA LTD UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com Australasian & Pacific Rim Office, Melbourne. E info@barcroftpacific.com T +613 9510 3188 or +613 9510 0688 W www.barcroftpacific.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 997 1133 889 W www.barcroftindia.com

The Wildebeest Migration: Part 2

In groups, the wildebeests plunge into the water and run without looking back. With jaws wide open, crocodiles, having targeted the weak among the herd, grasp and choke a couple of […]
September 26, 2017

GLOBAL MARCH for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions [GMFERL 2017]

It’s that time of the year again when conservationists, animal lovers and advocates, concerned parties and others, march to the streets as they spread awareness on […]
October 18, 2016

How it went down – GMFERL 2016 (Photos)

Extinction is forever; endangered means we still have time. This year’s Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions Nairobi chapter, here, was a success with 80% […]
December 24, 2013

Kenya at 50.

Kenya is celebrating 50 years of self-rule and as a commemoration I would like to share why I love Kenya and why everyone should, at least, […]
October 13, 2012

The Wildebeest Migration: Part 1

Standing  frail, unaware of its new-found surroundings, a wildebeest calf  has being born into the wild. Location, Masai Mara Game reserve, Kenya.  Around him are herds of its […]