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Wednesday Morning Bird walks at Nairobi National Museum

Bird watching is a great hobby that has not been recognized by many. The Nairobi national museum creates an opportunity for first timers and also experienced people with interest in bird watching. This activity comprises of nature walk trail within and around the museum where you identify and learn about birds and also trees you come across. The activity is organized every Wednesday at 8:45am at the Nairobi museum courtesy on Nature Kenya.

Nature Kenya—the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS)—is Africa’s oldest environmental Society. It was established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. Nature Kenya implements these aims through the mission “connecting nature and people to take action for biodiversity conservation.

 

The first members of the East Africa Natural History Society collected and identified specimens. They founded a museum to house the collections and educate the public. This museum was later transferred to the government of Kenya, eventually becoming the famous National Museums of Kenya.

On Wednesday, 1st of July, a team of 3 staff from Let’s Go Travel attended the weekly bird watch at the national museums of Kenya. We joined Fleur and the rest of the team for yet another fun filled informative bird walk. This is a wonderful place with woods, and the famous Nairobi River passing through it. It's a great place to watch birds with over 40 species of birds to see, along with nesting hammer corp and hadada ibis being the majority in the place.

The mission of this bird walk is to "conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity in Kenya." The bird walk which is sponsored by the nature Kenya — is billed as a way for the public to engage in conservation science that makes a real contribution to the society and its partners. Let’s all join hands and protect our birds.

The world would be a better place if there were more people practicing bird watching as it is concerned with the welfare of the environment and the conservation of threatened species.

Saving The Rhino And The Elephant

In Kenya we have the white and black rhinos, with other subspecies of the same. The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of his kind which was based in Olpejeta conservancy. Sudan is the only male remaining of this species the fate of the subspecies rests on his ability to conceive with two females at a conservancy. With the rate at which our rhinos and elephants are reducing poses a great danger to our tourism industry as wildlife is a key area in the tourism industry in Kenya. Poaching for the horn has been, and continues to be, the major cause of the black rhino population decline. The surviving rhinos are concentrated in sanctuaries where they are protected from poachers, and populations in these sanctuaries are increasing as their breeding rate is much higher than in the wild.

SUDAN - THE LAST MALE STANDING

BLACK RHINO

For the African elephant, poaching has reached crisis levels, according to some advocates. Killed for their magnificent ivory tusks, activists worry that wild elephants could near extinction in a decade. With the initiative of safeguarding the elephants and rhinos in the conservancy and national parks, the KWS have appointed rangers who patrol in the parks and reserved to look after the animals against poachers. This responsibility should also go down to the community especially those near parks and game reserves not only to stop poaching but also to reduce human wildlife conflict which sometimes ends up in some of our animals being killed.

AFRICAN ELEPHANT

It’s our role to act as the ambassadors of the KWS to spread the word to save our elephants and rhinos. We should all team up and stop the poaching of our rhinos and elephants as their increase in number will bring up much revenue in the tourism industry. Join the walk in saving our rhinos and elephants by either adopting an elephant or giving donations to the conservancies such as the David Sheldricks elephant orphanage or the Olpejeta conservancy for their survival.

 

CSR Meets Wildlife Conservation

This past Wednesday our corporate social responsibility team did something different from all our usual CSR activities. Some of our staff, with the help of the African Fund For Endangered wildlife (AFEW) set out to accompany students from Body of Christ children's home,Limuru (BOC) for an educational trip organised and sponsored by (AFEW) also known as the Giraffe Center, a non-profit making organization whose main objective is to provide conservation education for school children and the youth of Kenya.

 

The starting point of the trip was the Giraffe center, which acts as a breeding place for the endangered Rothschild Giraffes in Kenya. Here the children enjoyed educational talks and fed the Giraffe.

 

They then proceeded to the Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage, where they were given talks on the importance of protecting our elephants and other animals against poaching. The BOC children also got to view baby elephants.  

 

The kids were then treated to a lunch at the Mamba village, and enjoyed an unforgettable afternoon visit to the animal orphanage.

 

We say a big "thank you" to AFEW for sponsoring the trip, and urge all of you to join us in promoting more of CSR to our communities.

 

Please check out our CSR web page and have a look at our 2014 CRS Report.

Six reasons why Mauritius airport offers the perfect welcome or farewell to any holiday.

Mauritius has seemingly become a popular tourist destination with Kenyans maybe because you do not require a visa to visit the country and it does have some of the finest beaches! Now their Airport - MAURITIUS SIR SEEWOOSAGUR RAMGOOLAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT has been named  the best airport in the Indian Ocean. For such a small island, the impressive experience at Mauritius International Airport is the equal to that of far bigger destinations. Here are six reasons why Mauritius airport offers the perfect welcome or farewell to any holiday, and is the ideal business transit or stopover destination.

1. New passenger terminal