Monthly Archives: February 2009

The cruel world of Bushmeat Trade

Exactly four years ago, The Nation published this heartrending story on bushmeat poaching in Tsavo West NP. Four years down the line, the number of organizations working there has decreased but the snares, the poachers and bushmeat consumers have increased! My sources on the ground informed me that a dik dik carcass goes for Ksh. […]

Study finds most wars occur in Earth’s richest biological regions

Public release date: 20-Feb-2009Contact: Tom CohenConservation International In a startling result, a new study published by the scientific journal Conservation Biology found that more than 80 percent of the world’s major armed conflicts from 1950-2000 occurred in regions identified as the most biologically diverse and threatened places on Earth. Titled “Warfare in Biodiversity Hotspots,” the […]

Endangered rare antelope facing extinction due to poaching

As the hunger continues to bite in Kenya, many poor people are turning to what is locally available to feed themselves and their families. However, in a bizarre twist of fate, the prevailing drought has resulted in the drying of Yala swamp on the shores of L. Victoria, depriving the semi-aquatic Sitatunga out of its […]

Butchers sell bushmeat disguised as beef in Nairobi

I have written severally in this blog warning meat consumers against the health hazard posed by consumption (knowingly or unknowlingly) of bushmeat . This is because, in Nairobi, butchers have been selling bushmeat disguised as beef to earn higher profits since bushmeat is cheap (in most cases half the price of beef when they buyfrom […]