Artexy

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @Artexy | Keep up with Artexy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Artexy”

Drama in the Mara!

Wildlife<p>Lion in a blanket?<p>“As in human populations, territorial “punch-ups” frequently occur in the Animal Kingdom. On January 17th, 2014 , in Kenya’s Masai Mara, two lion prides tangled over their territorial rights, and a kill, resulting in one three month old cub becoming separated from her …

Mourning the Loss of a Great Elephant: Torn Ear

<b>A beloved, venerable African elephant named Torn Ear was killed in Kenya on February 7 by poachers who shot him with poisoned arrows.</b><p>Richard Bonham discovered Torn Ear’s fatal injury while observing him at a watering hole.<p>Bonham is the co-founder and the African operations director of the wildlife …

Gift to the Maasai Mara, a Male Elephant is Born

Changing Planet<p><b>Petter Granli and I left</b> <b>Cottars 1920s Safari Camp</b> <b>on the border of the</b> <b>Maasai Mara National Reserve</b><b>, Kenya, the northern extension of the great Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. We were heading toward the Sand River crossing, where elephants had been seen the evening before.</b><p>The route was not …

Opinion: Killing of Great Tusker in Kenya Recalls Lesson From the Past

Wildlife<p>Satao was killed by poachers in May near Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Unlike another great tusker named Ahmed, Satao did not have presidential protection. (Photograph courtesy Richard Moller/TSAVO TRUST)<p><b>By John Heminway</b><p><b>The killing in late May of the great tusker Satao, in Kenya’s Tsavo</b> …

The elephants’ graveyard: Protecting Kenya’s wildlife

<b>A rise in the demand for ivory has led to poachers illegally killing thousands of elephants every year - and despite the use of GPS tracking systems, rangers are finding it increasingly difficult to protect the animals.</b><p>Years ago, while walking with a camel train in northern Kenya, I remember coming …

Kenyan ranch killing: Is it safe to travel to Prince William's favourite wildlife reserve?

The safety of British holidaymakers travelling to Kenya to see the Big Five has been called into question following the shooting of a former Guards officer during an attack on his ranch.<p>Tristan Voorspuy, who ran a safari business on his land in Laikipia in the centre of the African country, was …

Teaching Kenya's Warriors to Make Peace With Fast-Disappearing Lions

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Shivani Bhalla enlists locals to save lions.<p><i>Editor's note: Shivani Bhalla is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, a designation that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about</i> …

Richard Branson Opens Mahali Mzuri Safari Camp in Kenya

“But what exactly is a safari camp?” one might ask. To that, tech mogul and overall venture<p>“But what exactly is a safari camp?” one might ask. To …

Rhinos to get microchips in horns as Kenya fights poachers

World<p>Conservationists in Kenya are to implant microchips in the horns of the country's rhinos in its fight against increasingly sophisticated poachers.<p>The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it will use the chips along with DNA records to track the country's dwindling rhino population, which is …

Rhino microchipping in Kenya - video

Grisly footage captured by tourists shows disoriented animal wandering around Kruger national park<p>Published: 6 Mar 2014<p>This footage filmed at the Kruger national park in Skukuza, South Africa, shows a rhino whose horn has been hacked off – most likely by poachers<p>0:25<p>Published: 6 Mar 2014<p>Relocation …

The rhino wars of central Kenya

Solio Reserve is the premier place in Africa to see black and white rhino in the wild, but these precious animals are at the heart of a bloody poaching battle.<p>It was only 7 am but we had already seen one of the biggest surprises in the safari world. In the acacia-dotted savannahs of the Solio …

Why Barack Obama Is Going To Destroy Millions Of Dollars Worth Of US Ivory

On 14 November, at Barack Obama's instruction, and in front of visiting dignitaries and television cameras, every last intricately carved and high-dollar item will be fed into the jaws of an industrial strength rock-crushing machine and smashed to splinters.<p>The hope is that this public act of …

Kenya eyes new anti-poaching methods, including drones

February 18, 2014 | 2:59 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/02/18/world/kenya-eyes-new-anti-poaching-methods-including-drones/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too

The black rhinoceros has roamed the earth for five million years, yet it is now facing the greatest threat in its history, from poaching.According to …

Elephants, rhinos could be wiped out in Africa by 2030, wildlife advocate warns | The Star

NAIROBI, KENYA—One of Kenya’s top wildlife advocates said Monday she fears that elephants, rhinoceroses and lions could be wiped out from Africa’s …