Natural History Books on Safari

Natural History Books on Safari

Not everyone is as nerdy as me. I have to accept that and remind myself that most people’s interest are not as eco/creepycrawly-centric.  Not everyone jumps for joy when Amazon delivers ‘Parasite Rex’ or ‘Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers’. They should though – its gripping stuff. Safari is the ideal place for non fiction and […]

There is no conservation issue more pressing than population.

There is no conservation issue more pressing than population.

Here is a good article that outlines the effectiveness of Family Planning and, sadly, the consequences of cutting its funding.  Population is the issue that international and domestic environmentalists are forced to ignore for political reasons but it is absolutely the most pressing issue (environmentally as well as politically) facing Kenya. http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/647378/-/item/0/-/fk71shz/-/index.html

Is Global Warming consuming more pressing issues?

Is Global Warming consuming more pressing issues?

Before saying anything i would like to state that i’m not a global warming sceptic.  People have to do this these days so that they are not accused of being a Nazi empathizer or in the pocket of the oil industry. Human beings follow trends and one that has been quite long lasting has been […]

Honey Badger Back Raiding Bee Hives

Honey Badger Back Raiding Bee Hives

Here are the latest images of our friendly Honey Badger or Ratel who has been raiding Parm’s  bee hive he has set up behind our offices.  Below are the pics Parm got of the culprit. We need to  experiment further with baffles and other ways of discouraging our friend from destroying more hives.

Big Thanks To Wim from Tumaren and the AArdwolves

Big Thanks To Wim from Tumaren and the AArdwolves

Wim, Many Sante Sanas for your contribution to our conservation work. I will need now to get that aardwolf pic as a sufficient thank you. In the meantime the Hyena Appreciation Society has some more members and with an Aardwolf picture well surely get some more. Hope your well, James

Wild Dogs on Tumaren

Wild Dogs on Tumaren

I was out working on one of our camps today situated high on our rock outcrop called Ol Donyo Nanyuki when i saw these wild dogs sleeping below me. they never saw me but they did appear spooky, jumping up at make beleive things behind them then settling down again for more rest. its always […]

7 Elephants Poached on Koija Group Ranch

Today it was reported that 7 elephants were poached on Koija Group Ranch not far north of us. This morning it was also reported that KWS officers were flying the area and were in pursuit of the poachers. This is very abnormal for this area and i imagine that KWS and the police will find […]