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Nature Kenya—the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS)—is Africa’s oldest environmental Society. It was established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. Nature Kenya mission is  to  "connect nature and people" to take action for biodiversity conservation. ………..read more


Communities take on weaving to protect habitats and earn livelihoods

Weaving and leather processing are gaining popularity as nature-based activities among community groups in Taita. The popularity has been occasioned by renewed interest in income generating activities that are conservation friendly. Groups comprising of both men and women around Taita Hills are now engaged in the production of traditional baskets (vidasi), hats, mats and home-made leather products thanks to training they have received on value addition.

Steppe Eagle from Russia ‘arrested and detained’ at Nairobi police station

On 23rd January this year, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) received a Steppe Eagle that literally landed at Makongeni police station. The bird had a metal ring on its leg and white tags on both wings. Police at the station were surprised to see the exhausted eagle with the wing tags and ring. The bird’s arrival momentarily caused panic amongst the law enforcement officers, leading to its ‘detention’. The police later got in touch with KWS who came and took the eagle. KWS in turn notified the Ornithology section of the

New species of bee found in Kenya

A new species of bee has been discovered in Turkana County in Kenya’s arid northwest. The bee has been given the scientific name Samba turkana, in honour of the region, its peoples and biodiversity. The bee has been formally described by Professor Laurence Packer of York University and Dr. Dino J. Martins of the Turkana Basin Institute and Nature Kenya.

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