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YEMEN PRIME MINISTER VISITS NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK.

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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:15

Nairobi National Park got a pie of recognition on May 30, 2019 when the prime minister of Yemen, Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr made a game drive in the famous park.

Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, who is attending the First Session of the United Nations-Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) Assembly – the highest-level decision-making body on sustainable urbanization and human settlements, had a chance to sample Kenya’s aesthetic wildlife in the park.

KWS TO SEND 12 PILOTS TO US AND GERMANY FOR TRAINING

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 13:00

Kenya Wildlife Service Air wing will be sending seven pilots and five engineers for Gyrocopter training to the US and Germany respectively from May 31, 2019 for two weeks training.

The training is aimed at enhancing and equipping the personnel with modern skills of the new generation aircrafts.

FREE PARK ENTRY AS LAKE NAKURU STARTS REBIRTH JOURNEY

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 20:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has started implementing a raft of measures to turn around the fortunes of Lake Nakuru National Park under a Rapid Results Initiative in the next 100 days. To mark the launch that brought together various stakeholders, KWS Director General, Brig.

KWS HOSTS CONSERVATION EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM.

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Friday, May 24, 2019 - 15:00

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru is calling on wildlife enthusiasts, especially the youth, to sensitize communities on the importance of conserving wildlife by stepping up conservation education among all segments of the society.

KWS RHINO UNIT RANGERS GET NEW HOUSES

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 13:00

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru has unveiled a set of new houses to the rangers attached to the Rhino Unit at the Ngong station.

Eight (8) units of 2 bedroom each were distributed to eight rangers to improve their welfare.

The Rhino Unit benefited from the Ranger Housing Program in which KWS received Ksh.100million with a carry-over of additional Ksh. 32 million in FY 2017/18 for construction of ranger houses.

RESCUED ELEPHANT CALVES START JOURNEY BACK TO THE WILD

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 09:15

Three orphaned elephant calves have been successfully translocated to a holding facility in Sera Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu County, a first such re-wilding initiative for a community managed wildlife facility. The rescued calves are doing well in what experts term as ‘soft release’ even as close monitoring continues ahead of the final release to the ‘real wild’.  

HUDUMA NAMBA LAUNCH BY CS BALALA

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Monday, April 29, 2019 - 09:45

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, today led staff from his ministry and tourism and wildlife stakeholders in registering for the Huduma Namba, at KWS headquarters, Nairobi.

Hon Balala allayed public fears on the system, saying the two-day registration was neither satanic nor did it require one’s blood group, blood status or DNA as claimed by critics.

KWS LAUNCHES CORRUPTION PREVENTION POLICY AND CODE OF CONDUCT

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 15:30

Kenya Wildlife Service in conjunction with United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched Corruption Prevention Policy and Code of Conduct on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at KWS headquarters, Nairobi.

The two documents are aimed at modernizing and governing the working norms and techniques of KWS. UNODC working closely with Kenya Wildlife service developed the two crucial documents.

ITS ONE-DAY FREE PARK ENTRY AS KENYANS MARCH FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES

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Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:30

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Hon Najib Balala Sunday (April 14, 2019) a free entry-day for Kenyan citizens to three Nairobi wildlife areas.

Hon Balala allowed Kenyans free access to Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Animal Orphanage and Nairobi Safari Walk as a token of appreciation for their support for wildlife conservation.  

NATIONAL CONSERVANCIES LEADERS CONFERENCE, 2019

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Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:45

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General, Brigadier (Rtd) John Waweru says KWS has developed a Corporate Policy to train community rangers at its Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) in Manyani, as part of capacity building for the entire wildlife conservation fraternity in Kenya.

This, Brigadier Waweru says, will ensure the community rangers are well trained to cope with the challenges that they encounter in the course of their duties.

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