• Elves 15-8-2016

    DAY (7 weeks!) the Update ELF OF THE DAY Sitting up on the sofa Serene A wild termite mushroom umbrella her scepter Two dogs at her feet Adoring Kaya Ottavia Nashipae – the Elves Princess – Happiness – Surveys the world, Blue eyes Calm Discovers it’s mysteries One by one The adventure of life unfolds […]

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  • Biodiversity 17-7-2016

    Dear Friends The Biodiversity Update ‘Rains bring life’ may be a cliché, but here in the African bush it is real, and not just visible: We hear it, we smell it, we SEE it: Grass sprouts fresh, Unexpected blooms appear overnight on seemingly desiccated branches From cracked earth Buried tubers shoot up striped lilies Mushrooms […]

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  • WED 5-6-2016

    5th June 2016 Dear Friends! The tortoise is slow and this update is late*.. (but not late to celebrate- World Environment Day.) With rains, and grass green all life shone again. Blooms opened on old branches encrusted with lichen, nests filled with eggs, sky with wings, and a thousands frogs serenaded the new moon from […]

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  • WBD 22-5-2016

    “To See a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wild Flower.” Hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand And Eternity in an Hour”. William Blake   On 22nd May 2016 World Biodiversity Day Dear Friends I choose this significant day to share a promise of news with you. Up […]

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  • Ivory burning 01-5-2016

    Dear Friends, I went  back today  to the Ivory site to bring food and hot tea to the crew left to finish the job and clear the mess: As expected – hardly anyone there the day after-  passed yesterday’ glamour- red carpet, music  and speeches. Puddles, mud blackened shapes disintegrating in the rain. I thought […]

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  • Land of Hope 15-4-2016

    And so for the Smallest Kids Computers at Land of Hope .. Dear Friends, The beneficiaries of our Land of Hope community project kids may live in mud huts, may miss the basics facilities most take for granted, running water, electricity, regular meals and clean stimulating surroundings, but for sure they have spunk, resilience, great […]

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  • Emanuele 12-4-2016

    12 APRIL 1983 – 12 APRIL 2016 Dear Friends, Bolero with birds at the graves, and our dogs, and my love and longing. A glass breaks on the tombstone. 33 years. Today I renew my pledge of dedication to Ol Ari Nyiro, to its creatures to its hills and springs. You will never grow old. […]

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  • Sandalwood 16-1-2016

    Dear friends of the environment, REF: illegal traffic/ Sandalwood Dear all, Sandalwood Acting on an intelligence tip and after months of stalking – a team composed by KWS, AP and Wildlife Rangers from Laikipia Nature Conservancy, managed to impound possibly one of the largest sandalwood hauls ever- estimated in excess of 14 tons. One suspect […]

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  • Looking back 15-12-2015

    Dear Friends, In December it is customary to stop a moment, take a deep breath, and look back at what the year has brought-and taken away. 2015, like all years past, brought us dramas and triumphs, losses and lessons, we took all in our stride, and we move own, older. . . -wiser?- firm and […]

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  • Biodiversity 15-10-2015

    Dear Friends, With pride and humbled by nature endurance I send this report that confirms the triumph of Ol Ari Nyiro resilience in front of the most dire of challenges: Our biodiversity list -we are told- due to constant research since the late ’80s, is possibly the most extensive in Kenya already; and still, every […]

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