Our Day In Tsavo West National Park

Historically, the Tsavo Area is renowned for the Man-eaters of Tsavo, these were two mane-less lions which developed a taste to prey on humans back in the early 1900’s. Although they were later shot, they had killed many people that were constructing the railway line connecting Mombasa and Nairobi.

Ecosystems Under Threat

How Tsavo and other ecosystems are being handled depends on visionary policies. Wildlife alone cannot pay for all social needs. Private ranches and conservancies surrounding the park are one way to ease the pressure and allow wildlife to move safely in and out of the park.

Communities Resilience to Climate Change

One practical observation we’ve seen as Amara is how traditional communities always include elements of long-term thinking. The catch-phrase is being aware of how every decision will affect the generations to come,

How Quickly Time Flies

Time does fly! When we look back at our journey with trees and with all you readers, it brings us immense joy that more & more tree-lovers are not only asking about indigenous trees but also trying to plant a

Climate Change

Predictions for our changing climate paint an alarming picture—rising sea levels, changing weather patterns, and increased incidences of natural disaster e.g., the latest hurricanes in USA and Caribbean nations all threaten to greatly impact

Communities Role In Disaster Mitigation

Natural disasters have always made man feel helpless in spite of technological advances, for example earthquakes, floods etc. Apart from the trail of death and destruction of human property this leaves behind, it also causes widespread

Community and Wildlife Conservation

Kenya’s Park boundaries were gazetted beginning in 1948. After Independence in 1963, the Kenyan Government put rules in place to stop people from entering the National Parks and the Game Department was set to uphold those laws

Conservation of Nature Knows No Boundaries

We cannot brush aside problems that are linked to the environment, like internal conflicts, desertification, corruption and poverty. For a moment, we may assume that some of these issues do not concern us, but they do because


Snakes are among the most feared creatures on earth. Despite their colorful appearance and ecological importance, some snakes’ venom can kill in minutes. The fear is however magnified by lack of knowledge about snakes. The fact is, a majority of snakes are non-venomous thus not harmful to humans.. Out of about 400

Climate change effects on Maasai communities

Climate change is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Kenyans, and one of the hardest hit communities is the Maasai. Traditionally, the Maasai are herders, who keep large herds of cattle for subsistence.

Human Activities Affecting the Environment

Our natural heritage is being threatened by human activities, forests are disappearing at an unprecedented rate, and lakes, rivers and water catchments are being polluted. Our landscapes are being disfigured through day-to-day human

Together we can make a Difference

Happy New Year to you, and fabulous 2017 from all of us at Amara Conservation. As I sat here this morning opening the mail, I came across this unsolicited donation. What a nice surprise that from seeing us in action 2 years ago

#TBT on Radio Tsavo

We just came across this mix of the programs we made during our radio training program with RadioActive UK. Have a listen! Radio Tsavo is a community based Radio Station- an idea that Amara Conservation had

Be the change

Elephants are a keystone species. They create and maintain the ecosystems in which they live and make it possible for a myriad of plant and other animal species to live in those environments as well.

John visits Amara

This month, Amara welcomed John Carver to Kenya, visiting us in the field for the first time, he had an eventful and interesting trip around Kenya. John is an entrepreneur who has been involved in many successful

A day in the park

A huge number of Kenyan children have never seen an elephant before, or even the most common of wildlife species due to the associated costs of visiting National Parks in Kenya. For this reason we at Amara together with Purdue University

Lions on the loose

Our co-existence with the wild has not been all rosy. HWC has been in existence for as long as people and lions have shared land. The intensity varies with time and place, but it has always been there. It’s an inevitable part of living alongside predators

Towett on Snares

Lets face it; the media can get us down at the best of times and especially when it comes to conservation. Poaching, especially of elephants and rhino in African continent attracts the attention of media,

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