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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:

WORLD LION DAY

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:45

August 10, 2017 is World Lion Day, for people across t•••••••he world to come together to celebrate the King of the Jungle, and to help raise the awareness needed for the conservation of the world’s lions.

LAUNCH OF THE REPORT ON WILDLIFE CORRIDORS AND DISPERSAL AREAS

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Friday, July 28, 2017 - 16:45

A report detailing Wildlife Migratory Corridors and Dispersal Areas in Kenya has been unveiled. Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Natural Resources Prof. Judi Wakhungu launched the report on July 26th, 2017, at the historic ‘Ivory Burning Site’ located within Nairobi National Park.

REVIEW OF KWS STANDING ORDERS AND DISCIPLINARY CODE

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 17:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is in the process of reviewing its uniformed staff Standing Orders and Disciplinary Code.

KWS organised a one day workshop for stakeholders, mainly from other security formations in the country, including Kenya Defence Force, Kenya Police Service, Kenya Prisons Service, Kenya Forest Service and the National Youth Service.

AERIAL TOTAL COUNT OF ELEPHANTS, BUFFALOES AND GIRAFFES IN THE TSAVO-MKOMAZI ECOSYSTEM IN FEBRUARY, 2017.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:00

The Tsavo-Mkomazi aerial census is a regular cross border survey undertaken every three years within protected areas and their immediate neighborhoods in both Kenya and Tanzania. The protected areas covered during the census include: Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Chyulu and Mkomazi National Parks as well as South Kitui National Reserve, while the adjoining neighborhoods include Taita, Kulalu and Galana Ranches.

AERIAL TOTAL COUNT OF ELEPHANTS, BUFFALOES AND GIRAFFES IN THE MASAI MARA ECOSYTEM (MAY 2017)

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:00

The wet season Mara total aerial census is a regular survey which was previously undertaken every year from 1984 to 2007 and thereafter every three years to date (2007-2017).

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