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RECORD RHINO BIRTHS IN MERU NATIONAL PARK

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Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 19:45

Kenya has in the last one year recorded an impressive number of rhino births, with 17 white and 14 black rhino new borns. Meru National Park has in particular witnessed a boom of births, welcoming nine calves since the beginning of this year.

KENYA COMMEMORATES WORLD GIRAFFE DAY

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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 15:15

The Nairobi National Park’s Impala Picnic Site was the venue for celebrating this years’ World Giraffe Day, June 21, presided over by the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala.

Mr. Balala stated that, out of the approximately 100,000 giraffes in the wild, roughly 29,000 are in Kenya. He added that of the four giraffe species in the world, Kenya is host to three: Masai Giraffe, Northern Giraffe and Reticulated Giraffe.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON REVISED NNP MANAGEMENT PLAN 2020-2030

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 12:45

Kenya Wildlife Service top management hosted a webinar Wednesday, June 10, to demystify the Nairobi National Park Management Plan.

KWS Director General, Brig. (Rtd) John Waweru said KWS looks forward to partnering with all stakeholders to realize its mandate, which will be achieved through management plans.

He made the remarks as he hosted a webinar in which KWS engaged with the public on matters concerning the ambitious NNP Management Plan.

KWS PARTNERS IN JOINT VENTURE TO TRANSLOCATE GREVY’S ZEBRA

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:45

KWS in partnership with Northern Rangelands Trust and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on May 18, 2020 finished translocating 26 (25 females and 1 male) Grevy’s zebra from Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to Sera Conservancy.

The translocation aims to boost Grevy’s zebra numbers at Sera and to promote growth of the existing small population and tourism.

THREE STRAY ELEPHANTS MOVED TO MAASAI MARA FROM KAJIADO

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 21:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) capture team May 18, 2020 successfully captured and relocated to Maasai Mara national reserve three elephants that had strayed into human settlements in parts of Kajiado County.

BALALA HOSTS WEBINAR ON RETHINKING OF WILDLIFE SECTOR

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Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 18:30

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Najib Balala, has called on wildlife and conservation sector stakeholders to work with the government to enhance public-private partnerships to boost the sector.

“Public-private partnerships are key in boosting wildlife tourism and conservation. We need to have unity of purpose between NGOs, communities, conservancies and the private sector to carve new way forward post this pandemic”, noted Balala.

RAMADHAN DONATION FOR KWS MUSLIM STAFF

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 13:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director General Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru Tuesday April 29, 2020 handed over assorted food stuffs to be distributed to the organization Muslim staff across its eight conservation areas ,as they observe the holy month of Ramadhan.

STATEMENT ON SOCIAL DISTANCING IN NATIONAL PARKS

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 14:45

In keeping with the goverment directives on how to curb the transmission of the corona virus, Kenya Wildlife Service has adopted the following measures:

SUSPENSION OF PLANNED NATIONAL PARK FEES INCREMENT

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 14:45

The Kenya Wildlife Service wishing to bring to the attention of the general public a report in the Business Daily published today (Tuesday, April 7 2020) on page 6, regarding the planned national park fees incerement and the changes thereof.

The report was based on Legal Gazetter notice No 198 dated October 18, 2019 signed by the Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Hon Najib Balala and was to be effected from July 1, 2020.

TRIPLE CELEBRATION: WORLD WILDLIFE DAY, TREE-PLANTING AND LAUNCH OF RECOVERY AND ACTION PLAN FOR THE ROAN ANTELOPE

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:00

Kenya’s commemoration of World Wildlife Day (WWD) this year was a three-course event held in Ruma National Park in Homa Bay County.

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