Tree Planting in Kenya


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Friend Sandi Smith-Gill called my attention to a Facebook article about several conservation groups planting 25,000 trees to protect the Mau forest, the largest mountain forest in eastern Africa.

Author Jake Richardson writes: “The 675,000 acre forest catches so much rainwater it is the origin of a number of important Kenyan rivers. One of the […]

Becoming Human


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I began my book about the Leakey family by writing: “How and when did humans evolve? In paleoanthropology, a first cousin of archaeology that asks this question, facts are found in fossils.” And most of those fossils have been found in East Africa.

Yesterday I had lunch with Carol (CAP) Saucier, author of The Lucy […]

Another step forward!


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Jackson sent an e-mail today saying one permit has been approved.

“It is very good news that Water Resources Authority has released the permit for the drilling of the three boreholes. It is an Interim permit as they work on the permanent one. Perhaps they thought of not keeping us waiting long if we […]

“African Cats”


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We went to see African Cats yesterday afternoon, the first time a friend has ever been listed in the movie credits. But there was Paul Kirui splashed across the screen as the credits scrolled! I also recognized names from the Mara Triangle blog and the BBC Big Cats Diary website.

Anyone who loves animals, has […]