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Samuel Maina

A conservationist, environmental journalist and blogger, Samuel writes about wildlife, environment and organic agriculture/food. Currently the Communications Manager at WildlifeDirect.

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5 March 2010

Kenya: Massive Flooding in Samburu as Ewaso Nyiro River Bursts its Banks

At dawn on Thursday, 4 March 2010, a massive flash flood hit Samburu in northern Kenya destroying 6 tourist lodges, some wildlife research camps and leaving thousands marooned on roof tops...

7 February 2010

Opposition Mounts over Tanzania and Zambia Ivory Proposals to CITES

Opposition is mounting against Zambia's and Tanzania's proposals to be allowed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to sell their government...

8 October 2009

Kenya: Waiting for El Niño

Kenyans are waiting for the El Niño rains anticipated between now and December with mixed feelings. Although in it's ‘moderate' form El Niño is expected to displace at least 100,000...

17 September 2009

Kenya: CEO of Wildlife Blogging Site Named Pop!Tech 2009 Fellow

Pop!Tech is coming again this October and on 9 September they issued a release announcing the 2009 Social Innovation Fellows which was also blogged about by Pop!Tech's Kristen Taylor. Pop!Tech...

19 August 2009

Kenya: Lion-saving Art Takes Shape

The pride of Kenya Campaign, being touted as the biggest event in Kenya's conservation calendar this year, has been picking pace and excitement has been building. The Pride of Kenya...

29 July 2009

Kenya: Fibreglass Lions to go ‘Wild’ in Nairobi

As Kenya's lions continue to face persecution and the population continues to dwindle, a campaign to raise funds and awareness about the lions was launched on 17 June 2009 in...

20 July 2009

Kenya: Devastating Drought Worsens Human-Wildlife Conflict

Kenya is experiencing the worst drought in more than a decade according to the country's meteorological department. This drought has been felt throughout the country, but it is more visible...

18 June 2009

Kenyans Race to Get Furadan Banned

Kenyan conservationists are making gains in their push to have Furadan, a carbofuran-based pesticide that has so far caused the death of 76 lions, banned in the country. The Member...

10 May 2009

Kenya: World Renowned Elephant Matriarch Dies in Amboseli

World renowned Amboseli National Park elephant matriarch, Echo, has died from what the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE) believes to be a combination of old age and the long 3-year...

4 May 2009

DR Congo: Baby Gorilla Rescued in Trafficking Bust

On Sunday, 26 April 2009, ICCN Rangers, led by the Virunga National Park Director -  a former WildlifeDirect CEO – Emmanuel de Merode arrested a suspected gorilla trafficker and recovered...

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