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NEW KWS DIRECTOR GENERAL INTRODUCED TO STAFF

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 19:30

The new Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director General Brig. (Rtd.) John Waweru has urged the staff to exercise professionalism, teamwork, and dedication in their work. Speaking when he was introduced to staff during the weekly Director’s Tea last week, the DG said the entire Service system would crumble if any of the cogs which make up KWS staff failed to pull their weight.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS 2019

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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 09:30

"Today is International Day of Forests. This year's theme is "Forests and Education". We should teach our children to love forests and care for them for posterity."

 

PUBLIC ALERT-FALSE RANGER RECRUITMENT

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Monday, March 18, 2019 - 15:00

PUBLIC ALERT: It has come to our attention that information is being circulated on WhatApp about alleged Kenya Wildlife Service ranger recruitment. This is FALSE and should be ignored. As a transparent and accountable public agency, we normally announce such activities on our official communication platforms and in national media. 

ALERT ON INCREASED INCIDENCES OF HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 15:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wishes to notify the public that the ongoing dry spell being experienced in most parts of the country is displacing wildlife from their traditional habitats in search of pasture and water. This has increased conflict as the wildlife comes into contact with the public and human activities.

KWS RECEIVES SCENE OF CRIME KITS, FORENSIC BAGS AND HAND BOOKS

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:15

Anti-poaching efforts got a shot in the arm today with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) donating assorted wildlife crime scene kits to the Kenya Wildlife Service.    

ELEPHANT CALF RESCUED, TAKEN TO ORPHANAGE

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 15:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in conjunction with David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) has rescued an abandoned and weak elephant calf aged about five months. Apparently the lone calf lost touch with a herd of elephants in Ripoi area within Siana in Narok County.

 

Before the rescue operation, area community leaders had requested KWS operation team to drive off a herd of elephants at Ripoi area back to Olaro Conservancy. This was effectively executed.

 

EMOTIONAL FAREWELL FOR DIRECTOR PARKS AND RESERVES Mr. Julius K. Kimani, HSC, ndc (K)

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Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:00

The late Julius Kariuki Kimani, who was Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director of Parks and Reserves, until his demise on Sunday December 23, 2018 was laid to rest on January 2, 2019 at his home in Nyandarua County at a ceremony attended by thousands of mourners, among them, senior KWS and Ministry of Tourism and wildlife officials.

SAVE THE LIFE OF A BADLY-INJURED RHINO; REUNITE MOTHER AND CHILD: ALL IN A DAY’S WORK IN NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 17:30

In a sterling example of the inherent collaboration that drives the conservation machinery in KWS, the afternoon of Friday, 28th December, 2018 saw a veterinary team led by Dr. Matthew Mutinda enter Nairobi National park via East Gate, along Mombasa Road.

The team then criss-crossed the network of roads within the Park in an attempt to find the easiest access route to a location in the Athi Basin area of the park, where an apparently grievously injured rhino had been spotted.

KENYA’s FIRST LADY GRACES CONSERVATION HEROES DAY CELEBRATIONS

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Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:15

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) 13th Annual Conservation Heroes Day held on 16th December, 2018 at KWS headquarters was marked with pomp and colour, with Kenya’s First Lady, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, presiding over the function.

The day coincided with the 72nd birthday of the Nairobi National Park, the first park to be gazetted on 16th December, 1946, when Kenya was still under colonial rule.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION STATUS REPORT 2015-2017

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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 09:30

A stakeholder’s validation meeting on the National Wildlife Conservation Status Report 2015-2017 was held at KWS headquarters on December11, 2018.

A wildlife conservation status report is a time-bound report of the audit of all factors human or otherwise that affect species health in totality in a defined area.

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