World Water Day – March 22 2022

March 22nd is World Water Day and this year the international focus is on groundwater. This is a precious resource whose importance is increasing as the impacts of climate change become more significant. We feel this acutely in TBI Ileret where groundwater is critical to our operations.  In 2021, we were able to decarbonize [...]

By |2022-04-22T09:53:55+03:00March 22nd, 2022|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach, Projects|Comments Off on World Water Day – March 22 2022

Isaiah Nengo, Associate Director of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on

Paleontologist and National Geographic Explorer Isaiah Nengo, associate Director of the Turkana Basin Institute and Director for Research and Science at the Turkana Basin Institute passed away on 23 January at the age of 60. He was passionately dedicated to the study of Miocene hominids in Turkana, Kenya and his fieldwork led to the [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:48+03:00January 25th, 2022|African Fossils, Featured, General|Comments Off on Isaiah Nengo, Associate Director of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on

Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021

2021 was an exciting year for sustainability at TBI. We made great strides towards improving our environmental sustainability by increasing investments in clean energy. Over all, we installed over 50 kWp of solar panels, which can generate a cumulative 330 kW of power daily and we installed over 100 kWh of battery storage. This [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:02:14+03:00January 20th, 2022|Featured, General, Projects|Comments Off on Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021

James Alkerech’s Prosthetic Leg Gave Him a New Lease of Life

James Alkerech was a herder who spent most of his time taking care of his father’s livestock. Life in Fora, located in the remote area of Ileret Ward, has livestock keeping as the primary economic activity. This area is also characterized by frequent conflict over grazing land. In 2018, after a particularly fierce exchange, [...]

By |2022-02-09T16:14:32+03:00January 19th, 2022|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on James Alkerech’s Prosthetic Leg Gave Him a New Lease of Life

Richard Leakey, Chair of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on at 77

World-renowned paleoanthropologist and conservationist Richard E. Leakey, chair of the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) and a professor in the Stony Brook University Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences died January 2 at the age of 77. Leakey devoted the majority of his life to research on human origins, conservation of [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:59+03:00January 5th, 2022|Featured, General, Sticky|Comments Off on Richard Leakey, Chair of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on at 77

Statement from the Leakey family

On Sunday 2nd January, we lost a true warrior, an individual so large in presence that he left a void that can never be filled. He has been described as iconic, and a force of nature, but to us he was Richard, Dad, and Babu. As a family, we are enormously grateful for the [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:53:10+03:00January 3rd, 2022|Featured, General|Comments Off on Statement from the Leakey family

TBI’s Participation At The Tobong’u Lore Festival 2021

Martin Kirinya and Emmanuel Aipa showcase fossils in the TBI booth at the Tobong'u Lore Festival 2021 The Tobong’u Lore cultural festival is an annual event hosted by the Turkana County Government in order to promote peace, indigenous culture and tourism within the region. This brings together local and international groups lending [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:53:20+03:00December 22nd, 2021|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on TBI’s Participation At The Tobong’u Lore Festival 2021

Alex Chege’s Journey To The Baldwin Fellowship

The excitement that Alex Chege had upon securing the Baldwin Fellowship has its roots in his journey. Connecting the dots from when he was young, it isn't by chance that he is now undertaking the Ecology and Evolution PhD Program at Stony Brook University under the mentorship of Dr. Catherine Markham and Dr. Richard [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:53:31+03:00December 17th, 2021|Featured, General|Comments Off on Alex Chege’s Journey To The Baldwin Fellowship
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