Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Colobus Youth Of Today

If I remember correctly, a couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog in which I mentioned that we had been seeing more infant and juvenile colobus than usual for this time of year.  I thought I’d give you a bit more detail seeing as it is a very promising sight!  Colobus monkeys have their birth […]

Colobus Behaviour Takes The Forefront

If you’ve read many of our blogs before, you’ll remember that one of our main surveys we do in the coastal forest here is primate behaviour, focussing on the rare subspecies of the Angolan black and white colobus.  It is my favourite survey, as you get to sit quietly and watch these beautiful animals go […]

Marine Surveys Reveal The Treasures Of The Sea

Excitement was high as we headed out with some new marine volunteers this week. With their training completed and a greater understanding of the work and marine mammals we were searching for, we hit the sea. Being my second week on the marine research programme, I was feeling more confident and at ease with the […]

Southern Banded Snake Eagle Snapped Again!

Hello all, Once again one of our groups in the forest has been rewarded for their keen eyes and quick camera fingers!  Our guys were out on transect 5 and glanced up to see a southern banded snake eagle sitting right there! Over the last 6 months or so the number of sightings of these […]

Shark Sightings Increase

During the last couple of weeks on the Marine Research Programme we have had a number of sightings of black and white tip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus and Triaenodon obesus). These tend to be found off shallow coral reefs in tropical regions, and the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Protected Area is a known habitat of theirs, […]

The Day Of The Turtle

Todays blog is written by Chris Allen, a conservation intern from the USA.  It looked like the makings of a beautiful day on the Indian Ocean, the sun was shining, the water was as smooth as glass and everyone was in good spirits. As the day starts we decide to head west along the Wasini […]

The Sights Of Shimoni Forest

Hi all, I thought I would share some of the amazing photos we’ve managed to take over the last week, because I think some of them are awesome.  Pretty much everyone here has a camera, but very few have good cameras!  Little digital point-and-shoot cameras are great for many things, but not really for wildlife.  […]

Strength In Numbers

Hello again everyone, Yes – I managed to wrestle the computer for a second or two, so I am back!  And convincing the eafer data in-putters to get off the computer was more difficult than usual due to the arrival of our fancy, shiny new computer desks!  We have been using a plank of wood […]

A Small Visitor

Hello everyone and apologies for the lack of blogs this week, but it has been a busy one for the forest and marine teams here on Kenya’s south coast.  Forest has had a large number of people taking part, which is awesome as lots of excellent data is being collected by three teams every day.  […]