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MARA SERENGETI AERIAL ELEPHANT CENSUS LAUNCHED

Date Published:

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.

CALL FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE POLICY

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 16:15

Members of the public are invited to make final comments/additions to the draft revised National Wildlife Conservation and Management Policy.

NAIROBI TO MARSABIT ‘IVORY BELONGS TO ELEPHANTS WALK’ LAUNCHED

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:30

A 617-km walk from Nairobi to Marsabit to raise public awareness about wildlife conservation was flagged off at the weekend.

The colourful launch at the main entrance of the Nairobi National Museum in Nairobi, saw brisk trade in T-shirts - each retailing for 1,000 shillings - emblazoned with the words, “Ivory belongs to the Elephants.”  

WIOCC DONATES DRUGS AND CONSUMABLES TO KWS

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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:00

West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) has extended support to African lions by donating drugs and consumables worth Ksh. 500,000 to Kenya Wildlife Service.

The donation was received by Kenya Wildlife Service’s Head of Veterinary services Dr. Francis Gakuya on March 16, 2017 at the organization’s headquarters in Nairobi.

TWO KENYAN ICONIC RHINOS ‘GREENED’ AHEAD OF ST PATRICK’S DAY

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 16:00

Kenya Wildlife Service and the Embassy of Ireland have symbolically ‘greened’ Kenyan iconic rhinos “ Kyela and Lankeu” to draw attention to conservation efforts.
The colourful occasion presided over by Ireland ambassador to Kenya, Dr Vincent O’Neill also marked the beginning of the campaign #GreenRhinos as part of global St Patrick’s celebrations.

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2017 CELEBRATIONS

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 15:45

Kenya joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Wildlife Day (WWD) on March 3, 2017. This year’s celebrations will be held in Nakuru County at the Afraha stadium.

CASHLESS PAYMENT AT KWS PARKS AND RESERVES POINTS OF ACCESS

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 20:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has adopted use of technology to meet customer needs in accessing its parks and reserves countrywide. Consequently payment at points of park entry has now gone cashless effective January 27, 2017.

This is in line with KWS conservation mission that commits the organization to ensuring efficient payment processes geared towards better services to our customers and stakeholders.

ONE LION COLLARED IN NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location.

The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi and International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW) officials led by Mr. Steve Njumbi.

STATUS OF WILDLIFE CRIME AFTER JUST-ENDED FESTIVE SEASON

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 16:00

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers and other security agencies are on high alert across the country after an apparent increase in various organized criminal activities, especially wildlife crime, during the just-ended festive season. 

Efforts to track down poaching suspects are underway in several parts of the country.

Despite heightened wildlife security deployments, the following poaching incidents were registered during the just ended 2016 festive season.

KWS RECEIVES SECURITY EQUIPMENT FROM BRITISH PEACE SUPPORT TEAM

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:15

The British Peace Support Team, Eastern Africa (BPST(EA)), on behalf of the British Government, has today donated a 20-feet containerised armoury and a number of laptops to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) for safe custody of arms and to help in the fight against poaching respectively.

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