On Friday, March 5th, Tana, the nine year old black rhino who had been shot and injured by armed poachers on December 26, 2009, finally gave up her fight for life and died. Tana had been wounded in the shoulder and a second black rhino, Ntoiye, was fatally shot in that same poaching incident on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. This is Lewa's first ever rhino loss to poachers and is a sad and devastating event for all of us.
Egypt wants visitors to discover its Mediterranean coast at a marine reserve being established near the border with Libya, the government said Tuesday. "The goal is to protect endangered species ... and encourage ecotourism in the reserve area, putting it on the global ecotourism map," Environment Minister Maged George said.
Nairobi — The 290 kilometre long and 32km wide Lake Turkana is the world's largest desert lake. It has 12 inflowing rivers (all seasonal except the Omo in Ethiopia that accounts for 90 per cent of all inflows) and no outlets. The two main seasonal rivers are the Turkwel and Kerio in Kenya. With a volume of 203.6 cubic kilometres, an inflow of 19 cubic kilometres per year is required to keep the lake levels steady.