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NEW LITTER BINS BOOST CONSERVATION IN NAIROBI PARK

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 11:45

Twenty four sets of baboon-proof bins have been donated by Roto Moulders Limited to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The new bins were designed following an inquiry made by KWS for a possible solution to secure litter bins within Nairobi National Park to make them impenetrable by baboons.

KWS CELEBRATES CONSERVATION HEROES’ DAY

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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 22:00

On December 16, 1946, the first national park in Kenya, Nairobi National Park, was gazetted. Kenya Wildlife Service Board of Trustees and Management have since 2005 set aside the 16th of every December to commemorate and celebrate conservation heroes, both deceased and living.

UPDATE II ON LION POISONING IN THE MARA

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 19:15

A lion cub that had been under treatment after the Marsh pride poisoning incident has also died from severe injuries inflicted by a buffalo. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Narok County Government officials efforts to treat it were unsuccessful.  This brings to three lions that have died as a result of the weekend poisoning incident.

UPDATE ON LION POISONING IN THE MARA

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 11:00

Two suspects were yesterday remanded in police custody for two weeks by a Narok court to facilitate investigations into the poisoning of two famous lionesses in the Mara. 

 

A third suspect has since been determined to be a key prosecution witness. 

 

A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) veterinary doctor conducted a post mortem examination in the presence of scene of crime officers and sent samples to the Government Chemist in Nairobi for toxicological analysis.  

THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED OVER POISONING OF TWO LIONS

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 18:15

Three suspects have been arrested over the poisoning of two lions in Narok and are expected to be arraigned in court.

The dead lions are feared to have consumed poisoned meat. 

One of the dead lions was identified while the other one had been mauled by hyenas beyond recognition. A cub that was accompanying them was fine by this afternoon. At the same time, there were three carcasses of vultures in the vicinity suspected to have preyed on  the lion carcasses.

HOMA BAY MEN EMERGE WINNERS AT 5TH EDITION OF THE LAKE VICTORIA SITATUNGA BOAT RACE

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 09:00

Homa Bay men boat paddlers emerged winners at the 5th edition of the Lake Victoria Sitatunga Boat Race at the Bumbe Beach, Busia County.

They took the trophy for keeps having won for the third time in a row and the accompanying Ksh100,000, sponsored by the Busia County government. They used a boat named ‘Maende’ in honour of Ms Mary Maende, the Kenya Wildlife Service Homa Bay County Warden.

NEW TENTS TO BOOST CAMPING TOURISM IN KENYA

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 16:45

 

Three hundred tents have been acquired by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to promote domestic tourism. The tents will provide affordable accommodation in various campsites in KWS parks and reserves. 

 

KWS STATEMENT ON DEATH OF RARE RHINOCEROUS

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:00

KWS statement on death of rare rhinoceros   

CHINA DONATES 18 VEHICLES AND ASSORTED EQUIPMENT TO KWS

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 16:30

China has donated eighteen four-wheel vehicles and assorted equipment to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to aid in wildlife conservation and stem wildlife crime.

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, Prof. Judi Wakhungu received the donation on behalf of KWS at the organisation’s headquarters in Nairobi.

KWS STATEMENT ON WORLD RHINO DAY 2015 Ground-breaking workshop addresses key conservation challenges

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:15

  1. INTRODUCTION

World Rhino Day is marked every year on September 22 and celebrates all five remaining species of rhino: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.

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