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EXPERTS SET PRIORITY ACTIONS TO COMBAT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IN KENYA

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Date Published: 14 Apr, 2015

KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE RANGERS COMPLETE ADVANCED FIRST AID TRAINING

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Date Published: 04 Mar, 2015

The Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya HE Mr David Angell this morning presided over the graduation of 42 Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after training in first aid. 

The rangers have completed a two-week advanced first aid training course, the first of its kind in East Africa, thanks to support by the Canadian government.

THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

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Date Published: 27 Mar, 2015

Prof Judi Wakhungu, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources led the Kenyan delegation to the recently concluded Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade concluded in Botswana with the adoption of a statement which galvanises the high-level political commitment to combat the “scourge of illegal wildlife trade”. 

KENYA TO DESTROY ALL IVORY STOCKPILES BY END OF 2015

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Date Published: 04 Mar, 2015

The government of Kenya will destroy all stockpiles of ivory in its custody.

President Uhuru Kenya, while speaking during celebrations to mark this year’s World Wildlife Day (March 3, 2015), said this will be done before the end of this year.

PRESS STATEMENT 5TH FEB 2015

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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

NATIONAL ELEPHANT CONFERENCE

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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