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WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 15:15

World Elephant Day celebrated on August 12 every year is set aside to bring attention to the plight of the African and Asian elephants, whose very existence teeters on the brink of extinction.

The largest land mammals on earth are intelligent and family-oriented. They have eidetic memories and can experience a plethora of emotions.

The most significant risks to the elephant are:

WORLD LION DAY

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:45

August 10, 2017 is World Lion Day, for people across t•••••••he world to come together to celebrate the King of the Jungle, and to help raise the awareness needed for the conservation of the world’s lions.

LAUNCH OF THE REPORT ON WILDLIFE CORRIDORS AND DISPERSAL AREAS

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 16:45

A report detailing Wildlife Migratory Corridors and Dispersal Areas in Kenya has been unveiled. Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu launched the report on July 26th, 2017, at the historic ‘Ivory Burning Site’ located within Nairobi National Park.

REVIEW OF KWS STANDING ORDERS AND DISCIPLINARY CODE

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 17:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is in the process of reviewing its uniformed staff Standing Orders and Disciplinary Code.

KWS organised a one day workshop for stakeholders, mainly from other security formations in the country, including Kenya Defence Force, Kenya Police Service, Kenya Prisons Service, Kenya Forest Service and the National Youth Service.

AERIAL TOTAL COUNT OF ELEPHANTS, BUFFALOES AND GIRAFFES IN THE TSAVO-MKOMAZI ECOSYSTEM IN FEBRUARY, 2017.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:00

The Tsavo-Mkomazi aerial census is a regular cross border survey undertaken every three years within protected areas and their immediate neighborhoods in both Kenya and Tanzania. The protected areas covered during the census include: Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Chyulu and Mkomazi National Parks as well as South Kitui National Reserve, while the adjoining neighborhoods include Taita, Kulalu and Galana Ranches.

AERIAL TOTAL COUNT OF ELEPHANTS, BUFFALOES AND GIRAFFES IN THE MASAI MARA ECOSYTEM (MAY 2017)

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:00

The wet season Mara total aerial census is a regular survey which was previously undertaken every year from 1984 to 2007 and thereafter every three years to date (2007-2017).

VISIT TO NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK BY USAID DELEGATION

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:00

The Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, Ms. Carrie Thompson and USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Office, Ms. Cynthia Gill made a three-day official business visit to Kenya between May 22-25, 2017.
The itinerary included a visit to the Nairobi National Park, which has become a “must visit” destination to many dignitaries visiting the country.

KWSTI 15TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:45

Over 200 trainees graduated during the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) located in Naivasha on June 9, 2017 at a colourful ceremony presided over by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi.

Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Tourism Board Sign MoU

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:15

Nairobi, Friday, 9th June 2017: Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a bid to adopt a holistic approach to marketing Kenya’s wildlife product ahead of the August general election.

MARA SERENGETI AERIAL ELEPHANT CENSUS LAUNCHED

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:45

A cross-border aerial census for elephants and buffalos between Kenya and Tanzania has been launched today in Narok.

The two-week Mara-Serengeti census is being held to determine the numbers of elephants and buffalos in the ecosystem, their distribution, trends as well as human activities.

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