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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

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has demonstrated its support for KWS’ consistent battle against wildlife crime by financing the construction of an evidence storage room worth over 5 million shillings, with accompanying accessories, at KWS headquarters.

Dr. Philip...

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 19:30

This week saw the world stand for survival of the Giraffe and the African elephant at the ongoing Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Kenya sought to get protection status...

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 19:15

Kenya’s First Lady, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, has launched a ‘Rip off Campaign’ at the iconic Ivory Burning Site in Nairobi National Park to reaffirm Kenya’s position on ivory trade.     

The campaign is meant to focus attention on Kenya and...

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 19:15

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is set to establish more than five canine units across the country to aid Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in deterring trafficking of ivory and other prohibited wildlife products.

Speaking during an inspection of newly built dog handlers’...

Release: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 16:15

Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) celebrated her 17th graduation ceremony on July 5, 2019 at a colourful ceremony presided over by Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Najib Balala.

Over 200 students were awarded Certificates and...

Release: Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 15:45

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru hosted a delegation of nine Chinese officials from the Asian country’s Department of Natural Protected Area Management on, June 20, 2019.

The delegation, led by Deputy Director General ,Ms. Meng...

Release: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 15:45

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport based in USA hosted Kenya Wildlife Service Airwing pilots for the special training of Gyrocopters for a total period of one month.

Seven pilots from KWS received specialized training in Hammond and got familiar with flying Gyrocopter...

Release: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 15:45


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