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KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE RANGERS COMPLETE ADVANCED FIRST AID TRAINING Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training

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Date Published: 04 Mar, 2015

The Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya HE Mr David Angell this morning presided over the graduation of 42 Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after training in first aid. 

The rangers have completed a two-week advanced first aid training course, the first of its kind in East Africa, thanks to support by the Canadian government.


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Date Published: 27 Mar, 2015

Prof Judi Wakhungu, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources led the Kenyan delegation to the recently concluded Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade concluded in Botswana with the adoption of a statement which galvanises the high-level political commitment to combat the “scourge of illegal wildlife trade”. 

KENYA TO DESTROY ALL IVORY STOCKPILES BY END OF 2015 President Uhuru Kenyatta (in blue suit) prepares to torch a heap of 15 tonnes of ivory during celebrations to mark the World Wildlife Day on March 4, 2015 at the Ivory Burning site in Nairobi National Park.

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Date Published: 04 Mar, 2015

The government of Kenya will destroy all stockpiles of ivory in its custody.

President Uhuru Kenya, while speaking during celebrations to mark this year’s World Wildlife Day (March 3, 2015), said this will be done before the end of this year.

PRESS STATEMENT 5TH FEB 2015 KWS Ag. Director General, Mr. William Kiprono issues a statement on status of wildlife conservation in Kenya during a press conference at KWS headquarters in Nairobi

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Date Published: 09 Feb, 2015

February 5, 2015 

KWS statement on status of wildlife conservation in Kenya   

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for honouring our invitation for this press conference. Happy New Year to you all, though a bit late, and welcome to Kenya Wildlife Service.

Human Wildlife Conflict


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Date Published: 06 Feb, 2015

Land use pressure, habitat loss, human elephant conflict (HEC), and illegal killing for both meat and ivory continue to pose threats to the long-term survival of elephant populations across Africa. Recent research also points to climate change and the increasing frequency of droughts as a major threat to elephant populations.

KWS TAKES LEAD IN NAGOYA PROTOCOL IMPLEMENTATION Participants of the high-level Nagoya Protocol implementation consultative meeting in a group photo at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha

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Date Published: 30 Jan, 2015

Kenya’s Environment, Water and Natural Resource Cabinet Secretary, Prof Judi Wakhungu says States are obliged under Nagoya Protocol to develop appropriate domestic measures for legal, policy and administrative framework with clarity and certainty to effectively implement the protocol.

JAMAICAN SPRINTER USAIN BOLT NAMES AND ADOPTS KENYAN CHEETAH Usain Bolt bottle feeds a cheetah he adopted and named 'Lightning Bolt' at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage during the launch of the Namayiana Wildlife Adoption yesterday November 2, 2009

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Date Published: 03 Nov, 2009

Jamaican sprinter and 100m world record holder Usain St Leo Bolt yesterday November 2, 2009 named a three-month Kenyan cheetah cub ‘Lightning Bolt’ at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and adopted it.  

BREAKTHROUGH IN GOVERNMENT PUBLIC APPEAL ON SURRENDER OF MAU TITLE DEEDS KWS officials chat with some of the Mau Forest Complex occupants. The occupants are heeding calls from the Government to surrender title deeds of land situated in water catchment areas.

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Date Published: 28 Oct, 2009

October 26, 2009 marked a major breakthrough in the government’s appeal to the public to surrender land title deeds in the Mau Forests Complex. 

Mr Nkotoi Deliga of Nakuru became the first occupant of the Mau to heed calls from the government to surrender title deed of land situated in water catchment areas. 

CORRECTION ON ICC PROSECUTOR LUIS MORENO OCAMPO VISIT Luis Moreno Ocampo Signs Visitors book at Kenya Wildlife Service

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Date Published: 26 Oct, 2009

Please refer the current edition of the Sunday Nation (November 8, 2009) in which it’s incorrectly reported that  International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo adopted a cheetah at the Nairobi National Park.