• Kuki shot 23-4-2017

    Ol Ari Nyiro, 23th of April 2017 On Sunday April 23th, Kuki Gallmann was ambushed and shot by armed raiders on her Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya, in an unprovoked attack while inspecting property destroyed by arson. With devastating gunshot wounds to the stomach, she is now fighting for her life. Kuki is one of Kenya’s […]

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  • Arson 17-4-2017

    17 April 2017 Arson on the hills Orange tongues frame the horizon Smoke lifts in the wind -Deja vu- We are veterans sound of quick shots In the lugga Three officers patrol the dust that used to be my lawn. A striped hyena calls from the hills In the dry pond at Kuti no frogs […]

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  • Emanuele 12-4-2017

    12 April 1983 A morning of 34 years ago: One day of heat and sun at Kuti Like today. …” I stood to look at him from the door. Off he went in the light of the early morning …His shadow was long on the grass and the sun on his back streaked his hair […]

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  • Phoenix 3-4-2017

    MAJI YA NYOKA The air was hot and still The path was silent To the ruins I walked alone. A step at the time grey carpet of ashes Impalpable lifting and resettling The chimneys stood tall blackened incongruous accusing fingers Pointed to the sky. I found my rock, sat on it And thought a long […]

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  • Arson 31-3-2017

    The Waters of the Snakes It is a sacred place like the beginning of a journey – a place to dream and pray. You hear the sound of water, do not quite see the waterfalls it stirs your urge to explore. I spent time there in silence. After much soul searching driven by inspiration Like […]

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  • Drought 12-3-2017

    Dear Friends, Kenya President HE Uhuru Kenyatta in February 2017 declared the devastating Drought in Kenya a National Disaster. We had already began distribution of relief food to our immediate neighbours at 3 stations. Prices of basic commodities such as Maize have on meantime escalated. We had to order one week ago 10 bags of […]

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  • KBA 15-2-2017

    Dear Friends, I am extremely proud to share that the process of uploading the accreditation to IBA/KBA on the official Birdlife International website had been completed at last – the accreditation was confirmed in 2014: The Gallmann Memorial Foundation in Ol Ari Nyiro on Kenya Eastern Rift Valley Laikipia Plateau due to sustained protection of […]

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  • Biodiversity 16-1-2017

    Dear Friends, Despite the illegal livestock challenges and forced invasion into private land and protected area throughout the entire Laikipia region, due to a combination of protracted drought and political expansionism/incitement, we carried out an interim biodiversity survey with the National Museums of Kenya team to see the impact of illegal grazers on the species […]

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  • Biodiversity 25-10-2016

    The Python, The Elephants, The Small Five Magic and the intriguing mystery of the Print on the Sand: The Biodiversity Update   In the sky of October clouds gather. The first grass rains beat their drum on the dust Waking up the Dung Beatles who buzz content in the gathering dusk         […]

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  • Land of Hope 20-10-2016

    The Day the Ocean Reached the Savannah / Land of Hope update Dear Friends It was a festive day when Patrick Apetet – irrepressible grin of satisfaction splitting his face – arrived with a hired car, an electrician, a technician, and the largest TV screen on the market, – complete with DVD player, and the […]

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