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State Department of Wildlife Principal Secretary Dr. Susan Koech today visited Lake Nakuru National Park on a fact-finding mission to assess the effectiveness of responses to the anthrax outbreak.

Dr. Koech was briefed about the situation by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS...

Release: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 20:15

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wishes to notify the public of an outbreak of anthrax in Lake Nakuru National Park. The first confirmed case affecting a buffalo was detected on 29th March 2019 and by 3rd April 2019; eight buffaloes had died of the disease. On 4...

Release: Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:30


Eight Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) pilots have successfully undergone a basic safety and proficiency training conducted by three top U.S. flight instructors.

The week-long training was...

Release: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 09:00


Kenya Wildlife Service efforts at problem animal management have been boosted by specialised training for 74 rangers.

The rangers drawn from all over the country graduated at a colourful ceremony...

Release: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:45

The 27 of the 32-member State African Elephant Coalition (AEC) convened for a meeting   in Nairobi, Kenya, on 11 – 13th February 2019, to agree on the strategy for the protection of elephants in preparation for the 18th meeting of the...

Release: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 08:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wishes to notify the public that the ongoing dry spell being experienced in most parts of the country is displacing wildlife from their traditional habitats in search of pasture and water. This has increased conflict as the wildlife comes into contact...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:15

Anti-poaching efforts got a shot in the arm today with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) donating assorted wildlife crime scene kits to the Kenya Wildlife Service.    

AWF President Dr. Philip Muruthi walked the acting KWS Director General Prof Charles...

Release: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 16:00


This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavour that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) at Nairobi National Park’s...

Release: Friday, February 15, 2019 - 13:00

Claims by a section of the media in the recent past that there are deliberate moves to separate elephant calves from their mothers to confine them to Animal Orphanages for commercial gain have drawn the attention of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Consequently KWS would like to...

Release: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 15:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) regrets to announce the death of its Director of Parks and Reserves, Mr. Julius K. Kimani which occurred on Sunday 23rd December, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

The late Kimani was a career wildlife conservationist who worked with KWS for over thirty...

Release: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 09:15


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