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Kenya conserves 75% of the eastern black rhino sub species Diceros bicornis michaeli, which is listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN, Emslie 2020). The species gradual recovery has been guided by a series of national five-year conservation action plans or strategies, following its dramatic decli...
Conservation policy and practice can sometimes run counter to their mutual aims of ensuring species survival. In Kenya, where threatened predators such as lion deplete endangered prey such as Grevy's zebra, conservation practitioners seek to ensure species success through exclusive strategies of protection, population increase and preservation. We...
The effective management of endangered mammals requires reliable estimates of population size. This is challenging for species such as Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) that are distributed over large areas at low densities. Less than 2500 Grevy’s zebra remain in the wild, scattered across 85,000 km² of savannah in northern Kenya and Ethiopia. An effici...
We are tracking lions and hyenas on a large wildlife conservancy in northern Kenya to find out how they share resources. Lions are blamed for killing most of the endangered species and livestock in the area, although there are many more hyena present than lions.