Apologies again

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APOLOGIES AGAIN Once again, apologies for the newsletter being late. Jean duly went through a five and a half hour operation with two surgeons in February, who proudly announced that they had successfully removed everything in there that was not deemed necessary. Let’s hope they are right in their assessment. Recovery is slow, at best, […]

Christmas greetings

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS In the absence of reindeer, we share this image for the festive season. It seems that Burchell’s zebra can interbreed with a donkey – which is what happened here. Grevy zebra, on the other hand are only known to interbreed with horses, the result being known as a zebroid. Photo: Andrew Nightingale. We […]

Many Apologies

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MANY APOLOGIES It is with great regret that we have to say that Jean will not be attending the Wildscreen festival in October this year. This will be the first one she has missed since 1988. Unfortunately she will be on a course of chemotherapy, and has received advice that she should not fly. On […]

And another bonfire

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The ViewFinder   ISSUE NO. 84, JUNE 2016  AND ANOTHER BONFIRE   April saw torrential rain in Kenya (more than 450 mm), particularly at the end of the month in the Nairobi National Park where KWS rangers had spent weeks setting up piles of 105 tonnes of ivory for burning.   A complicated and rather technical […]

All change again!

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Karen didn’t last. We now have a new General Manager, and are discontinuing the petticoat regime that has prevailed for most of the last 30 years. He is called Sajid Darr – a Kenya citizen with a German wife. Passionate about wildlife and wildlife film, he has studied predator management, has run camps and tourist […]

Another Ivory Burning

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President Kenyatta is to host the inaugural Giants’ Club summit to tackle the elephant poaching crisis. African heads of State, corporation leaders and conservations will gather at the Mt Kenya Safari Club, Laikipia on 29 April 2016. The next day, 30 April, Kenya will burn its ivory stocks (120 tons) at the burning site in […]

An Anniversary

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2016 is an important year for us, as it marks 30 years since Jean worked on her first film, the one that caused Viewfinders to be formed. In November 1986 an ambitious and epic bird watching race was held in Kenya. Seven teams of obsessive birders from five countries, three in each team, crisscrossed the […]