Monthly Archives: September 2009

How is it like?-A Typical Patrol in the Forest

One of our main duties is forest protection. This is carried out by regular patrolling of the forest in order to keep any intruders away to avoid any incidence of any kind of forest destruction. Some forms of those destructions are debarking , tree root harvesting, and logging. This illegal activities are carried out at […]

African Crowned Eagle Is Nesting Again

For a period of two weeks i have been watching the behaviour of the crowned eagle. The female is most of the time confined to the nest while the male goes out to hunt. Sometimes when the male has taken long to come the female calls and after some minutes the male comes back and […]

A Charity walk in the forest

Cancer is known to be a killer disease .Many people when diagnosed with cancer go through tough and painful experience in their life, the cost of getting treatment is with no doubt always expensive to many people. Nairobi hospice has always give hope to such victims; they look after patients with life limiting illness cancer […]

Little Stint no-show at Sabaki River bird count

Early Saturday morning found us piling into the pick-up truck and making the drive to the Sabaki River, north of Malindi. There, we met the local bird enthusiast group, the ‘Sabaki Skimmers’ – Dixon, Michael, Joseph, Patrick and Sammy all guys from the village who are excited by conservation. A long walk through muddy mangroves […]

Volunteer ringing and an ancient brownbul

Hi, my name is Rehema Safari and I come from Watamu. I finished my ecotourism diploma in Air Travel and Related Studies Centre in Nairobi and came back to my home town and volunteer with A Rocha Kenya. Being a bird enthusiast, I was very excited when I got to do the bird ringing training […]

Surprise visitor in our nets – from Usambara in Tanzania??

With ringing it can be a little like opening Christmas presents… you just never know what might turn up in your nets! This was very much the case for our last morning ringing at Mwamba the end of the first week before shifting to the Gede KEFRI plantation site. We’d been catching precious little in […]

Ecology study in the forest

Ngong Road Forest Sanctuary creates a good environment for students during educational tours. On Wednesday this week, students from Swedish School visited the sanctuary accompanied by their two teachers. Students during a briefing outside Education Center They were studying ecology in the forest.They compared the habitats, adaptation of species to habitats,vegetation layering, food webs and […]


By the end of last year, the communication gadgets which includes the Base Power Supply Unit and Radio Call Handsets developed a technical problem making communication during forest patrols a bit difficult and expensive as we had to use our cell phones. It all started when a Sykes monkey jumped over the antennae of the […]

Getting information from the forest for PhD

Takuya Furukawa is a student from Yokohama University in Japan. He has come all the way to carry out his research in the forest for his PhD in Environmental studies. Every time he visits he does a memorable thing in environmental conservation, like planting trees especially the indigenous ones. He has now planted Silver Oak, […]

Beauty and the bee

Yesterday was a great day for our community bee keeping group, I never knew they have got such rich knowledge on bee keeping until I listened to them exchanging ideas with Mr. Kandunde, a visitor from Swedish Cooperative Centre in Malawi and others from Swedish Cooperative Centre, Kenya and HoneyCare Africa limited who had come […]