Subscribe to industry newsletters

Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial...

By Willem Daniel Lubbe 11 Sep 2017

What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

15 Aug 2017

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared: scientists

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned...

12 Jul 2017

Smallholder farmers in Kenya in the race against climate change

By adopting agroforestry and improved agricultural practices, a community in western Kenya has increased their income and improved their living standards. They are now training other farmers to do the same...

By Susan Onyango 11 Jul 2017

Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls...

7 Mar 2017

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels...

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

Beehive fences ward of crop-raiding elephants

For subsistence farmers, an elephant raid can be devastating. Elephants can consume up to 400kg of food a day...

5 Dec 2016

Water Fund to slake Cape Town's thirst by restoring native bush

Protecting Cape Town's "fynbos" against thirsty invasive plants should improve the city's water supply...

By Munyaradzi Makoni 16 Sep 2016

Koppert, Karura Forest collaborate to control disease

Koppert Biological Systems collaborated with Karura Forest in ongoing trials to control soil-borne diseases in tree seedlings at the Kenya Forestry Research Institute nurseries in Kiambu County...

29 Mar 2016

Eyes on elephants as Google cameras snap Kenya reserve

For once, Google was unlikely to face privacy complaints as the US Internet giant on Tuesday, 15 September, launched its Street View service in Kenya's Samburu park, in a move conservationists said could help protect endangered elephants...

16 Sep 2015

Kenya to build giant railway bridges over national park

Kenya is to build huge railway bridges over the unique national park in the capital Nairobi, a move conservationists welcomed as a positive step on Tuesday, 4 August...

6 Aug 2015

Africa to debate the sustainable future of forests

Despite the fact that forests are essential to mankind's existence on earth, half the world's forest cover has been lost in the last 50 years...

3 Aug 2015

Lupita Nyong'o joins fight to save Africa's elephants

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has returned home to Kenya to spearhead a new campaign to stop the record slaughter of elephants for their valuable ivory...

1 Jul 2015

Show more