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ANOTHER LAP WON IN THE RACE AGAINST TIME AND IN TIME OF COVID: NORTHERN WHITE RHINO RESCUE PROGRAMME RESUMES WORK WITH SUCCESSFUL EGG HARVEST

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:15

After a few months hiatus owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the international team of scientists and conservationists was able to continue its ambitious programme to save the northern white rhino from extinction: On August 18, 2020 they harvested 10 eggs from the last remaining two individuals, Najin and Fatu, in the third-ever ovum pickup procedure in northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

KENYA CELEBRATES WORLD ELEPHANT DAY 2020

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:15

Kenya joined the rest of the globe to mark this year’s World Elephant Day with a united call by conservationists to save the iconic and endangered species.

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary and Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku joined guests and representatives of the community living next to Amboseli National park to immortalize elephants, with a clarion call to step up measures to guarantee their survival in a world of competing land use.

CS BALALA INAUGURATES THE WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (WRTI) BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN NAIVASHA

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:30

The conservation fraternity in Kenya witnessed history in the making, with the inauguration of the Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) Board of Directors by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, August 10, 2020, at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) in Naivasha.

LION AND SPOTTED HYENA RECOVERY AND ACTION PLAN LAUNCH

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 18:00

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Najib Balala August 6, 2020 launched Kenya’s second edition of the lion and spotted hyena Recovery and Action Plan at a colourful ceremony held at the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

WORLD RANGERS DAY CELEBRATIONS, 2020

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 14:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) marked this year’s World Rangers Day (WRD) with colour and dance at its headquarters in Nairobi, August 3, 2020 at a ceremony presided over by Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife.

EU AND UNODC DONATE EQUIPMENT TO AID WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

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Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 15:45

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the European Union (EU) on July 23, 2020 donated an assortment of equipment to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to aid the Service in hastening field patrols to protect wildlife.

REDUCTION OF KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE PARK ENTRY FEES

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Monday, July 6, 2020 - 09:15

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala has reduced entry fees to all Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) game parks and reserves. This will apply for all categories of tourists (local, residents and international) effective July 1, 2020 for one year. At the same time KWS has given a one-year moratorium to lodge owners in its parks and reserves, for rent payment starting July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

RECORD RHINO BIRTHS IN MERU NATIONAL PARK

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Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 19:45

Kenya has in the last one year recorded an impressive number of rhino births, with 17 white and 14 black rhino new borns. Meru National Park has in particular witnessed a boom of births, welcoming nine calves since the beginning of this year.

KENYA COMMEMORATES WORLD GIRAFFE DAY

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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 15:15

The Nairobi National Park’s Impala Picnic Site was the venue for celebrating this years’ World Giraffe Day, June 21, presided over by the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala.

Mr. Balala stated that, out of the approximately 100,000 giraffes in the wild, roughly 29,000 are in Kenya. He added that of the four giraffe species in the world, Kenya is host to three: Masai Giraffe, Northern Giraffe and Reticulated Giraffe.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON REVISED NNP MANAGEMENT PLAN 2020-2030

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:45

Kenya Wildlife Service top management hosted a webinar Wednesday, June 10, to demystify the Nairobi National Park Management Plan.

KWS Director General, Brig. (Rtd) John Waweru said KWS looks forward to partnering with all stakeholders to realize its mandate, which will be achieved through management plans.

He made the remarks as he hosted a webinar in which KWS engaged with the public on matters concerning the ambitious NNP Management Plan.

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