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PRESS STATEMENT 5TH FEB 2015 KWS Ag. Director General, Mr. William Kiprono issues a statement on status of wildlife conservation in Kenya during a press conference at KWS headquarters in Nairobi

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Date Published: 09 Feb, 2015

February 5, 2015 

KWS statement on status of wildlife conservation in Kenya   

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for honouring our invitation for this press conference. Happy New Year to you all, though a bit late, and welcome to Kenya Wildlife Service.

Human Wildlife Conflict


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Date Published: 06 Feb, 2015

Land use pressure, habitat loss, human elephant conflict (HEC), and illegal killing for both meat and ivory continue to pose threats to the long-term survival of elephant populations across Africa. Recent research also points to climate change and the increasing frequency of droughts as a major threat to elephant populations.

KWS TAKES LEAD IN NAGOYA PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION Participants of the high-level Nagoya Protocol implementation consultative meeting in a group photo at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha

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Date Published: 30 Jan, 2015

Kenya’s Environment, Water and Natural Resource Cabinet Secretary, Prof Judi Wakhungu says States are obliged under Nagoya Protocol to develop appropriate domestic measures for legal, policy and administrative framework with clarity and certainty to effectively implement the protocol.

JAMAICAN SPRINTER USAIN BOLT NAMES AND ADOPTS KENYAN CHEETAH Usain Bolt bottle feeds a cheetah he adopted and named 'Lightning Bolt' at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage during the launch of the Namayiana Wildlife Adoption yesterday November 2, 2009

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Date Published: 03 Nov, 2009

Jamaican sprinter and 100m world record holder Usain St Leo Bolt yesterday November 2, 2009 named a three-month Kenyan cheetah cub ‘Lightning Bolt’ at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and adopted it.  

BREAKTHROUGH IN GOVERNMENT PUBLIC APPEAL ON SURRENDER OF MAU TITLE DEEDS KWS officials chat with some of the Mau Forest Complex occupants. The occupants are heeding calls from the Government to surrender title deeds of land situated in water catchment areas.

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Date Published: 28 Oct, 2009

October 26, 2009 marked a major breakthrough in the government’s appeal to the public to surrender land title deeds in the Mau Forests Complex. 

Mr Nkotoi Deliga of Nakuru became the first occupant of the Mau to heed calls from the government to surrender title deed of land situated in water catchment areas. 

CORRECTION ON ICC PROSECUTOR LUIS MORENO OCAMPO VISIT Luis Moreno Ocampo Signs Visitors book at Kenya Wildlife Service

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Date Published: 26 Oct, 2009

Please refer the current edition of the Sunday Nation (November 8, 2009) in which it’s incorrectly reported that  International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo adopted a cheetah at the Nairobi National Park.

SIX SUSPECTED IVORY DEALERS CHARGED IN VOI COURT Historical: Ivory burning at the Nairobi National Park in 1989

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Date Published: 26 Oct, 2009

Six suspected ivory dealers were on October  26, 2009  charged with illegal trade and possession of elephant tusks before a Voi court. The suspects were remanded until Wednesday  28, 2009 when they will appear again before Voi Resident Magistrate Linus Nyakundi for hearing.


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Date Published: 19 Oct, 2009

By Brian Jibbo

Jamaican sprinter and 100m world record holder Usain St Leo Bolt will today (Monday, November 2, 2009) at 2pm name and adopt an eight-month cheetah cub at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.  


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Date Published: 11 Oct, 2009

Members of six uniformed and disciplined services and their families on Sunday (October 11, 2009) held a special national thanksgiving service to thank God for seeing them through various challenges.