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AFRICAN NATIONS CALL ON THE WORLD TO HELP THEM SAVE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

Date Published:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:30

African Nations Call On the World to Help Them Save African Elephants

The African Elephant Coalition (AEC), comprising 29 African countries, is calling on the world to join them in saving elephants. The Montreux Manifesto, agreed at a meeting of the Coalition in Montreux, Switzerland from 24 to 26 June, launches a social media campaign – #WorthMoreAlive, #EndIvoryTrade,

CONSERVATION NGO DONATES GLOVES TO KWS

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 16:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on June 15, 2016 received a donation of 26 pairs of gloves from Raabia Hawa, a conservationist and founder of Ulinzi Africa Foundation. The brief ceremony was held at the KWS headquarters in Nairobi and graced by KWS Director General Kitili Mbathi and Deputy Director in charge of Security William Singoei.

KWS CANINE UNIT INTERCEPTS 500KG OF PANGOLIN SCALES

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 21:15

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) canine unit security personnel have seized 500 kilogrammes of pangolin scales at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.

The unaccompanied consignment was seized on Wednesday night at KQ cargo area of JKIA by KWS canine team. Investigations officers from KWS headquarters were called in and secured a seizure notice from the Customs Department. The seized consignment is currently in KWS custody.

KWS RECEIVES MARINE EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLE DONATION

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:00

KCDP Project Manager, Dr. Jacqueline Uku (second left) and KMFRI Deputy Director for Finance and Administration, Mr. Abraham Kagwima (centre) hands over the marine equipment to KWS staff led the Deputy Director Parks and Reserves, Mr. Julius Kimani (second right).

TWO FINED SH20 MILLION FOR DEALING IN ELEPHANT TUSKS

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 06:45

Two people have been fined Sh20 million or spend the rest of their lives in prison in default for illegally dealing in wildlife trophies.

Samuel Emana Ekudongoi and Peter Emajong appeared before a Nyahururu court to face two counts related to illegal possession and dealing in wildlife trophies.

They were arrested while in possession of three pieces of elephant tusks weighing 6.5 kilogrammes.

KWS RANGERS AND RESEARCHERS TRAINED IN DIVING SKILLS

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 06:45

Tourism, underwater research, community fishing, marine park management and public safety in the Indian Ocean will be enhanced following the training of 46 Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and researchers in various diving courses. 

KENYA DESTROYS IVORY AND RHINO HORN STOCKPILES

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 13:00

Kenya on April 30, 2016 set ablaze 105 tonnes of ivory and another 1.35 tonne of rhino horn at a historic occasion presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ali Bongo of Gabon, and a host of other dignitaries from across the world.

The burning that took place at the Nairobi National Park sent a clear message from the Kenyan government that there is no relenting on the war to preserve endangered wildlife species.

FINAL STRETCH FOR BURNING OF ELEPHANT IVORY AND RHINO HORN

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 17:15

Preparations for the disposal-through burning, of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other seized illegal wildlife products entered home stretch on April 20, 2016 at an event led by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi and  witnessed by media and representatives of nongovernmental Organisations.

TWO FINED SH. 63 MILLION FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF IVORY

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 15:15

Two men have been fined a total of sixty-three million shillings for each being in illegal possession of three kilogrammes of ivory.

Wilson Kiyayooni appeared before Narok Senior Resident Magistrate Allan Sitati and was fined Sh.40 million or serve life imprisonment in default for illegally being in possession of an elephant tusk weighing three kilogrammes.

TWO CHINESE ARRESTED FOR TRAFFICKING ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TROPHIES

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:15

Two Chinese nationals were on April 4, 2016 arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ( JKIA) for trafficking assorted illegal wildlife trophies.

The suspects, Yang Yu and Xu Miaohong were nabbed at the airport by KWS canine unit security personnel in collaboration with other security organs at the airport while on transit from Lagos by KQ 533 to Guangzou by KQ 870 via JKIA.

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