Town Birds

February 24, 2018

Migration is always a race against time

It goes without saying that the Wildebeest migration between Serengeti National park in Tanzania and Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya is one of the most […]
February 21, 2018

Children are concerned about current environmental challenges. Here’s why.

Early this month, I had an amazing encounter with children. Children so concerned, lively and interested to learn how they can help to conserve the environment. […]
February 19, 2018

What the Kenyan Government is expected to achieve in the Environmental sector

It’s been a long haul since we had the election’s last year. As the new CS’s take office and begin work, a lot is expected from […]
February 17, 2018

Built for the local market; the Mobius II

A new series begins. Field Worthy. This series is all about motor vehicles (motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses). Vehicles that shine off-road. Basically, aiding us to go […]
February 15, 2018

Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken

Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make […]
February 12, 2018

Why Forests Need to be Properly Managed

Everything on earth has a purpose and follows a particular system. The earth rotates around its own axis. Day and night become part of every essential […]
February 9, 2018

Pets Can Teach Us About Wildlife. Here is Why.

A Tribute Owning an animal is an amazing feeling. Whether as a source of food either in whole, their products or for companionship. Our African culture […]
February 7, 2018

7 Ways to be a Citizen Scientist in Kenya

Citizen Science is when the public takes part in scientific research projects. One does not need to have a scientific background to participate. Research assists governments […]
February 5, 2018

A Bird Crush: The Grey Crowned Crane [Guest Post]

From its spectacular head; a mosaic blend of a striking golden brown crown resting royally on a patched red base. To the white stout cheek patch, […]
January 31, 2018

A Focus on Climate Change at The World Economic Forum in Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland began with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stating that climate change should be a major issue […]
January 29, 2018

Unbowed by Wangari Maathai [Book Review]

“However, I felt strongly that people needed to understand that the government was not the only culprit. Citizens, too, played a part in the problems communities […]
January 25, 2018
Nature and travel Magazines in Kenya

12 Nature and Travel Magazines in Kenya

Kenya’s has amazing environmental conservation work emulated by most of Africa. There are many places to visit and explore. With immense knowledge on this, what better […]
January 22, 2018

Climate Change News that Hit the Kenyan Waves in January [Guest Post]

As everyone continues with the bustles and hustles of life, has anyone noticed the heat? The weatherman has been at work since the first day of […]
January 18, 2018

Why the Fashion Industry is an Environmental Disaster

When was the last time you bought a new piece of clothing? In a fast-paced world, we always seek the next new and best thing. The […]
January 16, 2018

15 Kenyan Environmental Content Creators [Blogging]

“A man who does not have something for which he is willing to die is not fit to live.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. There is […]
January 15, 2018

Tales of an Old Bed

She lay peacefully asleep Her chest heaving softly it Would have been heaven Except….. Every time she turned The sound of my scream was almost unbearable […]
January 12, 2018
Environmental Rights are Human Rights

Why Environmental Rights are Human Rights

What will happen when we wholly view conserving the environment as a human right. This is already a fact but less viewed as a human right. […]
January 9, 2018

15 Stunning Instagram Accounts for Nature Enthusiasts

Social media has given us a platform where we can easily showcase our art, thoughts and ideas to a global digital world. When used positively, we […]
January 8, 2018
African Fish Eagle via Tony Wild

When A Poet Goes Birding

A poet goes out for adventure He finds rest under a shade Of a Yellow-Backed Acacia tree That’s full of nests and melodies And chirping weaver […]
January 5, 2018

Why It’s More Than Weaving Wool

When the cold weather beckons and all you need is a warm scarf, shawl or blanket. A beautiful customised rug or carpet to warm your home. […]
December 22, 2017

Ted Talkprenuers: It’s All About Birds

The first time I took part in bird watching, it was amazing. Everything was completely new, different and more than I had expected. I decided to […]
December 20, 2017

Ted Talkpreneaurs: When Exploration Leads to Discovery

Explore the unseen. Escaping from the busy urban life to a wilderness unknown covers a wider part of exploration. New and strange places are always top […]
December 18, 2017
Newspaper gift bag

How to Have an Eco – Friendly, Zero Waste Holiday

Plastic disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Plastic water, juice and/or soda bottles and the ever unnecessary straws. This is has become a normal sighting for most […]
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

White 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 [Guest Post]

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 24, 2016

A to Z of Birdwatching

#NewPost!!! The A to Z of Birdwatching #Birding #Birds #NewSeries
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 […]