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Archive for March, 2017

Research on the impact of livestock production on natural resources in eastern Laikipia

Michael Herger, Master degree student in Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland

It is early morning on 8 December 2016 and my driver, Dennis, and I are leaving Nanyuki and heading to the field. It’s a perfectly clear morning. We are lucky to catch a glimpse of majestic Mount Kenya, a rather rare happening during the short rains.  

Camera trap photographs of Grévy’s zebra on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch

By Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, Lolldaiga Hills Research Programme

Grévy’s zebra Equus grevyi are not often observed on Lolldaiga Hills Ranch. The two adult male Grévy’s zebra observed on Christmas Day, 2014, were the first records for this species on the Ranch in several years. A citizen science survey, ‘The Great Grévy’s Rally’, conducted in January 2016, found that the number of Grévy’s zebras in Kenya is between 2,257 and  2,443, and that Laikipia County supports the largest number of this ‘Endangered’ species in Kenya (Berger-Wolf et al. 2016).