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Kenya Wildlife Service has noted public concern over the planned Capital FM- sponsored Koroga Festival dubbed ‘the Naivasha Love Edition’ in Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha in February 2020 and wishes to clarify the situation as follows:

Over the years we have held...

Release: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 14:00

Further to our earlier communication on the status of roads in our parks, KWS is notify the public that the Amboseli National Park airstrip has been re-opened with immediate effect.


This follows the outcome of a thorough assessment of...

Release: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 22:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) 14th Annual Conservation Heroes Day was held on December 16, 2019 at KWS headquarters, with the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, I.G. (Rtd) Joseph Boinnet, presiding over the function on behalf of the...

Release: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 17:00

The Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, has called on the public servants to adopt rules and systems as way of curbing corruption in the wildlife sector.    
Speaking during the official launch of the Kenya Wildlife Service...

Release: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 18:00

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General, Brig. (Rtd) John Waweru, has called on delegates attending an annual carnivore conference to recommend ways of tackling challenges facing the meat-eating mammals. 

He noted that the conference’s theme of “...

Release: Friday, November 1, 2019 - 09:45

KWS Wildlife Protection Department (WPD) from Meru National Park, in conjunction with the Kenya Police, arrested two suspects and recovered a firearm, magazine and several rounds of ammunition in Tharaka Nithi County.

One AK47 rifle, Body No. SHE-X69 B 36738; one AK 47...

Release: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:45

A Zambian woman was yesterday (Wednesday, October 23, 2019) intercepted with ivory while on transit through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.

Ms Kabanje Liseli Mwananguku was arrested for illegally wearing ivory bangle weighing 100 grams with an...

Release: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 09:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Senior management held a two-day retreat in Mombasa to lay strategies of optimizing benefits from the country’s bioeconomy by unlocking the biodiversity business potential through innovative ways for creation of appropriate enablers and incentives...

Release: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30

For decades the story of the northern white rhinoceros has been a tale of decline. The number of individuals shrank down to only two in 2018, rendering complete extinction as only a matter of time. An international consortium of scientists and conservationists has now...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 15:00

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, has commended the country delegation to the just-ended international wildlife conference in Geneva, Switzerland, for achieving great conservation wins.    

Briefing journalists at...

Release: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 19:30


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