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KENYA JOINS WORLD TO CELEBRATE ICONIC ELEPHANT SPECIES

Date Published:

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 14:30

Kenya’s ministry of Tourism and Wildlife is seeking a budgetary allocation of fifteen billion shillings from the National Treasury to enable it compensate families of people killed by wildlife, those injured or whose property has been destroyed by the animals.

RHINO TRANSLOCATION TO TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 18:00

Kenya Wildlife Service in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on June 26, 2018 commenced translocation of eight black rhinos from the Nairobi National Park to Tsavo East National Park (TENP).

KWSTI 16TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

Date Published:

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 13:00

One hundred and forty-seven Kenya Wildlife Service Institute trainees graduated on June 23, 2018 at a colourful ceremony president over by Kenya Wildlife Service Board of Trustees chairman, Dr. John Waithaka on behalf of Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala.

THREE FINED SH. 3 MILLION FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF IVORY

Date Published:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00

Three people have been fined one million shillings each or serve five years imprisonment in default for being in illegal possession of four pieces of raw elephant tusks weighing a total of five kilogrammes.

The three Joseph Kimanzi Musyoki, Samwel Githonga, and Peter Kimathi appeared before a Maua court in Meru County and pleaded guilty to the charge of being in possession of wildlife trophy contrary to section 95 of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.

KWS RANGER SCOOPS AFRICAN AWARD

Date Published:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00

Kenya Wildlife Service ranger, Quresh Abdi Guyo has won the 2018 African Ranger Award, in recognition of exceptional passion, commitment and dedication 

Making the announcement, Alibaba Foundation said Guyo has demonstrated excellence as a wildlife ranger.

Guyo is an investigation assistant based in Isiolo in Kenya’s Eastern Conservation area.

NORTHERN WHITE RHINO COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS LAUNCHED

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 13:30

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia County was the venue for the launch of commemorative Posta Kenya stamps. Three stamps were launched featuring images of Sudan - the last male northern white rhino which died earlier this year - as well as Najin and Fatu, both females.

CABINET SECRETARY HON. NAJIB BALALA HOLDS A PRESS BRIEFING AT KWS HEADQUARTERS

Date Published:

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 16:15

Kenya continues to enjoy leadership in wildlife conservation as demonstrated by increased wildlife populations – elephants at over 34,000 individuals and rhinos at more than 1,000 individuals:  because of this, it is with a heavy heart that we announce the poaching of three (3) rhinos yester night, May 02, 2018 at the Rhino Sanctuary in Meru National Park, where we lost two black rhinos and a calf.

KWS STAFF PLANT TREES IN ANTICIPATION OF NATIONAL TREE PLANTING DAY

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 14:30

Kenya Wildlife Service staff held a tree planting drive on the morning of April 27, 2018 at the organization’s headquarters along Lang’ata Road, with a view to making the office complex a greener, healthier and happier place to live and work.

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK SAFE TO VISIT

Date Published:

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 13:30

It has come to KWS’ attention that an image of a purported eruption of Mt. Kilimanjaro has been doing the rounds on Social Media since 1st April, 2018 which happens to be April Fool’s Day.

The image has caused some anxiety with some visitors calling Amboseli N. Park to confirm the story of an eruption.

ELEPHANTS MOVED FROM LAIKIPIA AND NYERI TO TSAVO

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is relocating 21 elephants from Solio and Sangare ranches in Laikipia and Nyeri Counties respectively to the Tsavo East National Park in the Coast region.

The two-week exercise was launched on February 21, 2018 by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala at Solio Ranch. It will cost Sh4.5 million.

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