Category Archive: News

Mar 17

Hyenas & Stray Dogs, Begone!

Lesser Spotted Genet

There has been much ado in Karura Forest recently over dogs and their relatives. First a hyena was spotted on Kitisuru road in mid-February, and a week later actually seen in the Sigiria block.  We have tried to trap it using a Kenya Wildlife Service lion trap bitted with offal, but other nocturnal animals keep springing the …

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Mar 17

At Last! Plastic Bag Ban in Kenya!

Plastic Bag Ban

A total ban targeting super-market type plastic bags  has been introduced by Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Dr. Judi Wakhungu, just weeks after FKF posted this shame-the-litterer post on Facebook. Nearly 80,000 Kenyans were reached and were angry. Targeting the increasing number of university students visiting the forest during a university strike, the FKF …

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May 25

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


One again — three years in a row — visitors have given Karura top marks as the 4th best attraction (out of 112 Things to Do) in Nairobi.  

May 15

Karura Colobus Translocation Comes to Successful Close

Settling in new home

NEWS FLASH — NEW BABY BORN. One of our females who was pregnant during the translocation operation has given birth! This is excellent news, as trauma of the translocation often leads to miscarriage. Mother and daughter/son are doing fine. The translocation of an endangered sub-species of Colobus Monkeys successfully come to a close in March with …

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