IFAW Secures 29,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat in Kenya With Community Support

IFAW Secures 29,000 Acres of Wildlife Habitat in Kenya With Community Support

  By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A joint effort between the Olgulului Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is proving that conservation benefits everyone. On Wednesday, the groups announced that they had secured 29,035 acres of land for wildlife habitats in Amboseli, Kenya, with the participation of 3,598 […]

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One Cool Thing: EV Safaris

One Cool Thing: EV Safaris

Safaris in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve are getting a lot quieter, and that’s an excellent thing for eager eco-tourists looking to catch a glimpse of fantastic wildlife. The standard off-road Toyota 4×4 Landcruiser used on safaris is being replaced by an electric version that eliminates diesel fuel while staying quiet enough to get up close with lions. wildebeests, […]

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Oh No! Climate Change Threatens Global Tea Production

Oh No! Climate Change Threatens Global Tea Production

According to a new report from Christian Aid, Kenya, which produces half of all black tea consumed by the UK, may lose a quarter of its growing capacity by 2050, and the tea that makes it into drinkers’ cups may taste a lot different than before.  The decline of tea farming has implications for economies worldwide, including Kenya, India, China, and Sri Lanka.

Why This Matters: Tea is the most popular drink other than water globally and the tea industry employs more than 3 million people in Africa alone.

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Kenya Begins First Ever Wildlife Census

Kenya Begins First Ever Wildlife Census

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Kenya’s first national wildlife census kicked off last week, counting animals on land and in the country’s waters. While some of Kenya’s more vulnerable animals like rhinos and elephants are counted periodically, this census is the first time the country will have data on all of its wildlife. Rangers, […]

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Is America Foisting Its Plastic Problem On Africa?

Is America Foisting Its Plastic Problem On Africa?

By Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer The New York Times reported this week that an industry group “representing the world’s largest chemical makers and fossil fuel companies” is attempting, as part of a trade deal being negotiated now, to get Kenya to “reverse its strict limits on plastics,” as well as to get the country […]

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Proposed Fencing in Nairobi National Park Draws Anger from Maasai

Proposed Fencing in Nairobi National Park Draws Anger from Maasai

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer The oldest national park in Kenya is “under immense pressure,” Dr. Patrick Omondi, the director of biodiversity, research, and planning at the Kenya Wildlife Service, told The Guardian. As Peter Muiruri reported, because of “dwindling wildlife and visitor numbers, and increasing industry and human settlements on all sides,” the […]

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