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21/01/13

In July 2012, while other boys his age were probably thinking of getting the latest video game, Rory Root, inspired by his love for wildlife, was busy preparing to cycle in France and raise some money to support Lewa's wildlife. The 10-year-old, accompanied by his mother, Fran, and his older brother, 11-year-old Myles,... more

13/12/12

Last week, we sent out news about Nicky the blind baby rhino’s competition to raise and win $50,000 on CrowdRise, and we are happy to say that the response has been overwhelming! Overnight, the donations increased by $3,000 and currently Nicky’s campaign is eighth out of the 100 competing for the CrowdRise... more

06/12/12

Young Nicky, the blind baby black rhino, is competing on CrowdRise to win $50,000 to help protect and care for him and the other rhinos on Lewa --and you can help!  In light of the tragic news of the recent poachings on Lewa, the threat to Kenya's rhino has never been so brutally apparent. Lewa is working around the... more

05/12/12

Another Blow to Conservation Efforts in Kenyamore

22/11/12

One night in August 2012, Mzee Mungamia woke to the loud sound of snapping fence wires. Cautiously heading out with his torch, the small scale maize farmer from Lewa’s neighbouring Mbuju community confirmed his worst fears: an elephant had broken past his fence, and in a few minutes his yearly harvest would be reduced... more

21/11/12

Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy; contributing 24 percent to the country’s GDP. The sector also accounts for 65 percent of the Kenya’s total exports and provides for more than 60 percent of informal employment in the rural areas. The sector does not only drive the Kenyan economy; it also provides the means of... more