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KWS RECEIVES SCENE OF CRIME KITS, FORENSIC BAGS AND HAND BOOKS

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:15

Anti-poaching efforts got a shot in the arm today with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) donating assorted wildlife crime scene kits to the Kenya Wildlife Service.    

ELEPHANT CALF RESCUED, TAKEN TO ORPHANAGE

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 15:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in conjunction with David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) has rescued an abandoned and weak elephant calf aged about five months. Apparently the lone calf lost touch with a herd of elephants in Ripoi area within Siana in Narok County.

 

Before the rescue operation, area community leaders had requested KWS operation team to drive off a herd of elephants at Ripoi area back to Olaro Conservancy. This was effectively executed.

 

EMOTIONAL FAREWELL FOR DIRECTOR PARKS AND RESERVES

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Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:00

The late Julius Kariuki Kimani, who was Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director of Parks and Reserves, until his demise on Sunday December 23, 2018 was laid to rest on January 2, 2019 at his home in Nyandarua County at a ceremony attended by thousands of mourners, among them, senior KWS and Ministry of Tourism and wildlife officials.

SAVE THE LIFE OF A BADLY-INJURED RHINO; REUNITE MOTHER AND CHILD: ALL IN A DAY’S WORK IN NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 17:30

In a sterling example of the inherent collaboration that drives the conservation machinery in KWS, the afternoon of Friday, 28th December, 2018 saw a veterinary team led by Dr. Matthew Mutinda enter Nairobi National park via East Gate, along Mombasa Road.

The team then criss-crossed the network of roads within the Park in an attempt to find the easiest access route to a location in the Athi Basin area of the park, where an apparently grievously injured rhino had been spotted.

KENYA’s FIRST LADY GRACES CONSERVATION HEROES DAY CELEBRATIONS

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Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:15

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) 13th Annual Conservation Heroes Day held on 16th December, 2018 at KWS headquarters was marked with pomp and colour, with Kenya’s First Lady, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, presiding over the function.

The day coincided with the 72nd birthday of the Nairobi National Park, the first park to be gazetted on 16th December, 1946, when Kenya was still under colonial rule.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION STATUS REPORT 2015-2017

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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 09:30

A stakeholder’s validation meeting on the National Wildlife Conservation Status Report 2015-2017 was held at KWS headquarters on December11, 2018.

A wildlife conservation status report is a time-bound report of the audit of all factors human or otherwise that affect species health in totality in a defined area.

IFAW DONATES EQUIPMENT TO KWS FOR USE IN TENBOMA PROJECT

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 16:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have a long-standing and successful relationship for the sake of the protection of Kenya’s wildlife heritage.

1000 TREE SEEDLINGS PLANTED ADJACENT TO STANDARD GAUGE RAILWAY

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Monday, November 26, 2018 - 16:00

Kenya’s current forest cover of just over 7% of her land area is still below the constitutional requirement of 10%.

KWS in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Nairobi Logistics Center planted over 1,000 trees inside Nairobi National Park at Maribet next to the SGR, to promote a green environment and lessen the hard-hitting impacts of climate change.

LAUNCH OF NATIONAL RECOVERY PLAN FOR GIRAFFES

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Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:45

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Najib Balala has called on all conservationists to work more closely with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to stop and reverse the alarming decline in giraffe populations that has been traced back to the 1970s.

DEATHS OF THREE BLACK RHINOS IN MARA TRIANGLE

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Friday, November 23, 2018 - 03:15

Carcasses of three black Rhinos were reported between 12th to 19th November, 2018 at the Mara Triangle, which is the north-western part of the Maasai Mara National Reserve managed by The Mara Conservancy on behalf of the Narok County.

KWS provides an oversight role and technical support in the management of wildlife in the reserve.

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