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Conservationists give Leakey 7 days to resign for backing SGR to cut through park

  Conservationists have criticized KWS chairman Richard Leakey for supporting construction of the SGR through the Nairobi National Park. They have given Leakey seven days to resign or “face citizens’ eviction or court action”. Communities living with wildlife and conservationists … Continue reading

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And here come the tax payers joining the quest for a review..

As seen just recently on facebook this evening, now tax payers too are wondering if the debt they need to carry is worth the ‘sub-standard’ development they are getting.    

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As first rains flush vast sections of the newly built Ksh 327 billion mega project – NNP/ SGR no longer an environmentalist exclusive

As reported by the Star today the damage to the SGR by simple rainfall has sparked outrage among Kenyans who have lashed at the Chinese contractors and the government for the poor job done on the much expected railway line. “These … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Conservation and Management Act Ignored!

Maasai residents living along the Nairobi national park’s dispersal areas feel betrayed by the decision to maintain the SGR route that passes through the park. Article 42 of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act of 2013 states that all land … Continue reading

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Our voices must be heard… conservationsits claim in yet another demonstartion

Conservationists joined by residents living along the Nairobi national park’s dispersal areas held another demonstration to protest against plans to have the SGR pass through the park on Monday 3rd October, 2016. They set off from Nairobi freedom corner to … Continue reading

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The struggle continues as conservationist stand firm against SGR passing through NNP

The Chair of Kenya Coalition for Wildlife Conservation and Management Sydney Quntai together with Kahindi Lekalhaile who is the Director of Public Affairs at Africa Network for Wildlife Welfare, were interviewed today morning on matters regarding the effects of the … Continue reading

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Doors shut for protesters at the Ministry of Transport!

Conservationists took to the streets on another peaceful demonstration on Friday 23rd September morning. They started from the freedom corner in Nairobi CBD, marched to the NSSF building and completed their protest at The Milimani law courts. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Have you voted to Save NNP? What are you still waiting for?

Be counted among the thousands who made a difference by voting to save NNP. Look at how far we have reached. We appreciate all your efforts and voting, together will save NNP. Don’t stop spreading the message!! PLEASE SHARE – … Continue reading

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“Killing the goose that lays golden egg” says CAK on SGR passing through NNP

The Conservation Alliance of Kenya (CAK) issued a rallying cry to the Kenyan public, its members, partners and its supporters during a press conference held on 22nd Thursday 2016, to combine efforts and save the Nairobi National Park (NNP) from … Continue reading

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How much is at stake?

Kenya has a lot to lose socially, economically and ecologically, if the SGR is permitted to pass through NNP. It is the only true wildlife reserve in a capital city, boasts of 100 species of mammals and a unique black … Continue reading

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Enlighten your awareness of the effects of SGR on NNP on 24th September 2016

Nairobi Green Line has organised an educational walk in the Nairobi National Park which is open to the public. The walk is intended to create awareness on the effects the SGR construction will have on the park’s wildlife and the … Continue reading

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All roads now lead to the Ministry of environment & Natural resources in Friday’s demonstration

The Kenya Coalition for Wildlife Conservation and Management through its Chairman, Sidney Quntai has given a notice to the County Commissioner of Nairobi County for a peaceful march on Friday, 23rd September 2016. The chairman said the purpose of the … Continue reading

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Contempt of court is punishable by imprisonment says Okiya to KRC & the SGR Development Team

Activist Okiya Omtatah presented a letter to the Kenya Railways Corporation Managing Director, to inform him that KRC was in breach of the stop order that was issued by the National Environmental Tribunal on 19th September 2016. Read more on … Continue reading

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KRC issues hasty Public Consultation Meetings to counter pressure from the conservationists.

The Kenya Railways Corporation has invited all the stakeholders along the SGR alignment between Nairobi south station, through Nairobi National Park, Tuala area to Dukamoja for a consultation meeting that will be about the Nairobi-Naivasha-Suswa SGR project. The concerned stakeholders … Continue reading

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National Environment tribunal halts Nairobi-Naivasha SGR construction!!

The National Environment Tribunal (NET) has given a stop order for the construction of the SGR Phase 2A, Nairobi-Naivasha, after they received an appeal from activist Okiya Omtatah and the Kenya Coalition for Wildlife Conservation and Management. The two entities … Continue reading

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“NEMA hasn’t approved!” Conservationists and Activists turn the heat up on KWS

Led by the Kenya Coalition for Wildlife Conservation Management, citizens of Kenya and non-citizens marched with banners from Galleria Mall to KWS Headquarters in Nairobi, to hand over a petition to KWS Chairman Dr. Richard Leakey, that is against the … Continue reading

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“The park is not negotiable,” Odoi says

The ‘Communities Living with Wildlife’ officially launched the campaign against the encroachment of the SGR into the park terming it as both misguided and a betrayal of both flora and fauna. They claim the government should have sourced for other … Continue reading

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ICC turns attention on environmental crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC), will now be prosecuting environmental crimes such as the illegal exploitation of natural resources, destruction of the environment and unlawful dispossession of land. The move by ICC reflects the increasing global recognition of the severity … Continue reading

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Opposition unite against SGR into NNP

Friends of Nairobi National Park (FoNNaP) hosted two separate meetings with its members and key stakeholders against the park’s encroachment to discuss the cause of action on Phase 2A of the SGR and the NNP. In the meeting, a unanimous … Continue reading

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VOTE TO SAVE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK – A BLUE PRINT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA!

Let’s make Nairobi a sustainable metropolis of the future, let’s make Nairobi National Park a blueprint for economic development in Africa! With the SGR-Nairobi National Park route map on the table and learning that GoK is favouring the two options … Continue reading

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GoK’s committment to wildlife conservation is 18m high, 6 kms long and cutting straight through the middle of Nairobi National Park!

A briefing for the conservation fraternity on the proposed routing options for SGR II held last Wednesday at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources revealed that the modified Savannah route cutting through the middle of the park is the Gouvernment … Continue reading

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Map of 7 proposed SGR routes around and through NNP finally revealed

Below find an image of the park with proposed routes and details of the proposals. Click to enlarge

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Vote now to save Nairobi National Park, we need more thrust to create a lasting impact!

Your overwhelming support – thousands of voices from 108 countries on 6 continents – and vibrant feedback to date has helped this initiative take root and has extremely motivated the very few that we are to relentlessly carry on with creating … Continue reading

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‘As Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service it is your sworn duty to uphold Kenya’s strict environmental and wildlife laws, as well as adhere to the protective terms of the Nairobi National Park Management Plan’

An Open Letter to: Mr. Kitili Mbathi, Director General Kenya Wildlife Service 26 July 2016 From: Edward Loosli, Chairman The Wildlife Foundation The Wildlife Foundation is a registered Kenya Community Based Organisation/NGO founded in year 2000 to assist the Kenya Wildlife … Continue reading

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Nairobi National Park is indeed a GLOBAL CONCERN!

As we keep voting to Save Nairobi National Park, here an insight to today’s voices. We thank you for your support so far to Save NNP! Please keep helping the message get out there, time is ticking! VOTE HERE

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Who participated in the public consultation for SGR construction through NNP’s southern boundaries?

NNP wildlife communities were summoned to Kenya Railway Corporation yesterday, Wednesday 17th August. The meeting revealed that SGR implementation through NNP is already perceived as a fact by government and Chinese developing agencies. As seen on national news channels last … Continue reading

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It’s not over! New plans to re-align SGR through the southern boundaries of Nairobi National Park are still on the table!

Feedback to this site since it was launched yesterday reveals that a large majority believes that ALL encroachments to the Nairobi National park by infrastructure construction were stopped in court and is surprised to find that further SGR re-alignment plans through the park … Continue reading

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BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK DESTRUCTION

While recent headlines in the press announced that the SGR re-alignment through Nairobi National Park had been stopped in court, the bullheaded siege in fact continues as new plans are being pursued to extensively cut through the park’s southern territories … Continue reading

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VOTE TO SAVE THE NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

The siege of NNP is not over. After the 16 km SGR encroachment in the western park area was stopped in court, the plan to cut through the southern territories of the park is still on! Participate in our poll to … Continue reading

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