WWF UK Blog africa

Posts Tagged: africa

Most Recent


Ranger looking out © Robert Magori

6 reasons we’re on the lookout for black rhinos in Kenya






Black rhinos in African have suffered huge reductions in the past, mainly due to poaching. Listed as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List, there are currently about 5000 animals remaining in the wild (there were 65,000 in 1970).  As part of WWF-UK’s support work to raise numbers and improve security around the species – […]

Read more
Students can now study for longer thanks to solar lanterns. Image © Jeff DeKock Size of Wales

How our support is helping to tackle climate change and transforming lives in Kenya






As the world’s leaders and top scientists have been gathering in Paris to discuss climate change and global warming, villagers in Fihoni, which borders the Gogoni Forest, are celebrating a successful switch to clean and renewable energy – thanks to WWF and Size of Wales. I have written about Fihoni village in my previous blogs. […]

Read more
The spoils of war © Brent Stirton

Ivory wars: Q&A with photojournalist Brent Stirton






Each year around 30,000 African elephants are killed by poachers to feed the illegal ivory trade. I spoke to award-winning photojournalist Brent Stirton about his work to focus international attention on the people who are profiting most from the ivory war, and the rangers who risk their lives to stop the killing. Congratulations on winning […]

Read more
Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) © WWF-UK World Rhino Day

Celebrating World Rhino Day






To mark World Rhino Day, we’ve brought together expertise from Africa and Asia to celebrate this incredible species, highlight potential threats and showcase how conservation efforts are making a difference Did you know there are five species of rhino? In Africa there are two species, the black rhino and the white rhino, while Asia is […]

Read more
World Elephant Day

Helping local people see the benefit of conserving elephants






That there are few places in the world like the Mara is an understatement.  For those of us living and working within and in the immediate vicinity, this reality remains a constant companion and a reflection of a life that once was; the beauty and the majesty.  But with it comes the all too familiar […]

Read more
Fisherman in Lamu ©Rika Theron

Giving fisherfolk training for sustaining in Lamu






Fish stocks in Lamu seascape are the most abundant and robust for coral reefs in Kenya. Located at the southern end of the Somali upwelling, the nutrient rich waters of Lamu seascape provide the optimal conditions for Kenya’s best stocks of pelagic (open ocean), demersal (near or at the bottom of a body of water) […]

Read more
Locals and WWF staff in the Maasai Mara Size of Wales

Seeing is believing






This month I’m sharing a story from my WWF colleagues Nickson Orwa, Neema Suya and Hassan Mohammed who are accompanying some of our partners on an exchange visit to the Maasai Mara… Learning by seeing is one of the best ways in which we learn and we’ve found this to be true time and time […]

Read more
Simon Reeve © Andrew Carter World Sea Turtle Day

Why we need to protect our ancient mariners






To mark World Sea Turtle Day on 16 June,  TV presenter, bestselling author and WWF Ambassador, Simon Reeve gave us an exclusive interview on why he’s championing WWF’s work to protect sea turtles along the Kenyan coastline. Simon is supporting our work in Lamu, Kenya- home to half of all turtle nests on the Kenyan […]

Read more
Flehmen Response: African Lion, Maasai Mara © David Lloyd gallery

As long as there are animals






As I selected wildlife images from award-winning photographer David Lloyd for our members’ magazine this month, I longed to discover how he captured the pure detail of physical form, the essence of his subjects, and the striking beauty of the African landscape. So I decided to ask the man himself, and share a special look […]

Read more