NAIROBI—Close to 500 organizations and 4,747 individuals recently petitioned the Tanzanian government to respect the rights of 70,000 Maasai pastoralists, who are at risk of being evicted from ancestral land because of the government’s collusion with big-game hunting interests. The petition was delivered after a government official summoned on January 11 village and ward leaders […]
Tag: Masai Mara National Reserve
POLL: Should the Cheetah be classified as “Endangered”?
A group of passionate scientists have come together to demand that the International Union for Conservation of Nature list the cheetah as endangered. Researchers with the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative released a new study in the journal PeerJ on December 11 with updated numbers of the cheetah population in southern Africa—the biggest of […]
Famed Lions Poisoned in Kenya Wildlife Reserve
First, it was Cecil the lion. Now, there’s news that more famous lions have been killed—this time with poison rather than a gun. The victims come from the Marsh Pride, a family of lions living in the Masai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya. They were the stars of the long-running and hugely popular BBC […]
POLL: Should animals be trophy hunted to support conservation?
“After a long conversation with the FBI I have decided to temporarily suspend my activity on this page. I want to thank all of you who have commented [on] this important issue of Black Rhino Conservation.” – Corey Knowlton, Feb 3, 2014. This was the last post on Corey Knowlton’s Facebook page. Knowlton is the […]
New Day, New Hope…
The start of a new day on the plains of the Masai Mara – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Nikon D3s. Nikon 200-400 mm. ISO 800. f4.8 @ 1/1500 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari with Mara Plains Camp