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KWS AND DIRECTORATE OF VETERINARY SERVICES LEAD MASS DOG VACCINATION DRIVE IN KAJIADO COUNTY TO COMBAT RABIES

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Friday, February 16, 2024 - 14:30

In response to recent incidents of hyena attacks in Juja and Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), in collaboration with the Directorate of Veterinary Services, County Government of Kajiado, has launched a two-day comprehensive mass vaccination campaign targeting dogs in high-risk areas. This initiative aims to curb the spread of rabies, a deadly viral disease that poses a significant threat to both human and wildlife populations.

NEW HOME: KWS CELEBRATES MASSIVE WIN FOR CONSERVATION FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL TRANSLOCATION OF BLACK RHINOS TO LOISABA CONSERVANCY.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00

On February 13, 2024, a significant milestone in Kenya’s conservation efforts was marked, as the Kenya Government, represented by the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Alfred Mutua, in conjunction with the Loisaba Conservancy, celebrated the successful translocation of 21 black rhinos from Nairobi National Park, Olpejeta and Lewa Conservancies to Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia County, in an 18-day exercise executed by highly qualified professionals.

PRINCE HUSSAIN AGA KHAN ADOPTS A LION CUB AT THE NAIROBI ANIMAL ORPHANAGE

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Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 11:00

A female lion cub rescued from Amboseli National Park nearly five months ago and currently domiciled at the KWS Nairobi Animal Orphanage was adopted by Prince Hussain Aga Khan, when he made a courtesy call to the premises on Saturday, 10th February, 2024.

KWS DIRECTOR GENERAL FLAGS OFF THE LAST LEG OF SUCCESSFUL TRANSLOCATION OF 21 BLACK RHINOS TO LOISABA CONSERVANCY

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Friday, February 2, 2024 - 15:45

In a spectacular win for black rhino conservation, KWS Director General Dr. Erustus Kanga flagged off the last leg of a nearly month-long translocation exercise, which saw three (3) eastern black rhinos moved from Nairobi National Park, Friday 2nd February, 2024. The rhinos were moved to their new home in Loisaba Conservancy, Laikipia County.

GERMAN EMBASSY DONATES TWO VEHICLES TO KWS

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Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 18:00

Kenya Wildlife Service received conservation support from the German Embassy in Kenya, in the form of two heavy duty vehicles and assorted office equipment, Thursday, 1st February, 2024 at Clubhouse in Nairobi National Park.

The donations were handed over by the German Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Sebastian Groth, and other officials from the Embassy.

KWS AND PARTNERS HOST A WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNITY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES

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Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 07:00

The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy collaborated in hosting representatives of Kenya’s Community Wildlife Conservation Committees (CWCC) for a two-day workshop at The Bomas of Kenya, 30th to 31st January, 2024.

TRANSLOCATION OF 21 BLACK RHINOS TO LOISABA CONSERVANCY LAUNCHED

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 16:00

Translocation of a total of twenty one black rhinos to Loisaba conservancy in Laikipia County commenced today at Nairobi National park where the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Dr. Alfred Mutua flagged off the exercise.

FRAUD ALERT

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - 16:30

It has come to our attention that some unscrupulous individuals are circulating FAKE job advertisements on social media, falsely claiming to be originating from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).

These ads are designed to deceive and exploit unsuspecting job seekers.

The public is advised to verify the authenticity of any job advertisement from KWS’s official social media pages and website.

HUMAN-HYAENA CONFLICT MITIGATION IN JUJA SUB COUNTY, KIAMBU COUNTY

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Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 08:45

Human-wildlife conflict arises when human activities impact wildlife negatively or vice versa. In Kenya, this conflict poses significant challenges, leading to injuries, fatalities, crop destruction, infrastructure damage, and disruption of human activities.

Regrettably, Juja Sub-County in Kiambu County has witnessed a surge in human-hyaena conflicts, resulting in the tragic loss of human life. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) extends condolences to the affected families.

KWS Marks World Monkey Day at Oloolua Forest, Ngong.

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Friday, December 15, 2023 - 14:30

Kenya Wildlife Service on Thursday, 14th December 2023, joined several conservation partners for a tree-planting drive at the Kenya Institute of Primate Research (KIPRE) at Oloolua Forest, Ngong’, to mark World Monkey Day. Among these partners were WWF-Kenya, Nema, Nature Kenya and National Museums of Kenya.

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