“Your Elephants”

“Your Elephants”

Land use change in the Transmara, from “Wildlife and People: Conflict and Conservation in Masai Mara, Kenya” by Noah Sitati Here’s a quickie to follow up on my post about elephant conflicts in Masai land.  Quite a few people have written me back...
Visit to Ingelai Village

Visit to Ingelai Village

This is about a trip to a Samburu village that has decided to settle and abandon the nomadic lifestyle. Ingelai village is home to two ambassadors from the Grevy’s Zebra Trust. Visiting this village was a good thing for me. As I wrote earlier, I found it...
Ghost Forests

Ghost Forests

October , 2007, 4:36 am The sun won’t rise for another hour or more, and it is pitch black beneath the trees. My headlamp illuminates only a small circle of steeply rising trail. The world is reduced, constricted by my limited senses. I hear mostly the crunch of my...
Wolves and Men

Wolves and Men

July 6, 2006, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho It isn’t yet dawn. The birds are starting to make their declarations, and the wind is gently flapping the sides of my tent. My breaths cloud the air in front of me, and I can see nothing outside the screen yet. The last two days...