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WILDLIFE SECURITY BEEFED, USAID DONATES 26 VEHICLES TO KWS

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:15

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has benefitted from 26 four-wheel drive vehicles donated by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) which will be used by its security teams.

The funding is under a programme titled Kenya Wildlife Protection and Conservation Programme (KWPCP) worth 500-million shillings.

NEW CABINET SECRETARY MAIDEN VISIT TO KWS HEADQUARTERS

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:45

Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, now in charge of the expanded ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on February 8, 2018 made his maiden visit to KWS headquarters in Nairobi  where he held a meeting with senior management before addressing staff.

RESULTS OF CENSUSES OF ELEPHANT, BUFFALO, GIRAFFE AND GREVY’S ZEBRA COUNTED IN FIVE KEY ECOSYSTEMS CONDUCTED IN 2016 AND 2017.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 11:30

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has released results of wildlife censuses for elephant, buffalo, giraffe and grevy’s zebra carried out in five vital ecosystems in 2016 and 2017. Cabinet secretary in the ministry, Prof. Judi Wakhungu presided over the release of the results at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Nairobi on December 22, 2017. One of the highlights of the results was the significant increase of elephants, which she termed commendable.

 

CONSERVATION HEROES’ DAY, 2017

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) commemorates Conservation Heroes’ Day on December 16th of every year to pay tribute to the country’s conservation heroes.

This is an occasion in the organisation’s calendar of events that is set aside for the country’s conservation fraternity to celebrate in solemn reflection and pride those who dedicate their lives to this worthy cause. Others have paid the ultimate price protecting Kenya’s natural resources.

KWS NEW DIGITAL RADIO SYSTEM FOR WILDLIFE SURVEILLANCE

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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 16:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has put in place a state-of-the- art digital radio system to improve its efficiency in surveillance of wildlife in the country.

The project has been accomplished through assistance from the French government which extended a 700-million shillings loan to the Kenya government to help improve communication among security personnel in three KWS conservation areas namely; Tsavo, Southern and Central Rift.

GREAT NORTHERN KENYA WILDLIFE COUNT 2017

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:30

In line with her mandate to conserve wildlife in the country, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has since November 19, 2017 been leading a number of other key partners in a total count of elephants, buffaloes, Grevy’s Zebras and Reticulated Giraffe in the greater northern landscape of Kenya.

The count, undertaken between November19 and 30, 2017, used 15 aircraft, with pilots and observers to systematically survey Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, Marsabit and Meru counties from the air.

Forensic lab boosts prosecution of wildlife crimes

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:30

The new forensic and genetics laboratory at Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has enhanced Kenya government’s ability to prosecute poaching cases as well as other wildlife crimes.

Through the use of DNA technology, the laboratory allows scientists to discover the real identity of wildlife products — especially rhino horns and elephant ivories that are highly sought after by poachers.

GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS, RHINOS AND LIONS

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 09:45

Hundreds of Kenyans joined the rest of the world to mark Global March For Elephants, Rhinos and Lions (GMFERL), which is celebrated on October 7, every year.

The processional march was flagged off by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Prof. Judi Wakhungu at the National Museums of Kenya, and snaked through Uhuru Highway and Langata Road, to KWS headquarters in Nairobi, led by KWS band.

WORLD RHINO DAY COMMEMORATED

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:30

Kenya joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Rhino Day that is marked on September 22, every year.

The world celebrated all five remaining species of rhinoceros: Black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. There are only 40 (forty) Javan rhinos left worldwide.

WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 15:15

World Elephant Day celebrated on August 12 every year is set aside to bring attention to the plight of the African and Asian elephants, whose very existence teeters on the brink of extinction.

The largest land mammals on earth are intelligent and family-oriented. They have eidetic memories and can experience a plethora of emotions.

The most significant risks to the elephant are:

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