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KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE STATEMENT ON WORLD ELEPHANT DAY CELEBRATIONS 2016

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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 12:00

Kenya joins the rest of the world in celebrating this year’s World Elephant Day whose theme is “Bringing the World Together to Help Elephants” at Rumuruti in Laikipia County. Inaugurated in August 2012, this annual event is meant to bring world attention to the urgent plight of elephants.

CONVICTION OF FEISAL Ali MOHAMED FOR IVORY TRAFFICKING

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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:00

Kenya Wildlife Service is gratified with today’s landmark ruling in which ivory smuggling kingpin Feisal Ali Mohammed was sentenced to 20 years in imprisonment and Ksh20 million fine after he was found guilty of illegally possessing and dealing in ivory. 

Four co-accused suspects and Fuji Motor company were acquitted in the case held in Mombasa.  

The magistrate ruled that the ivory be forfeited to Kenya Wildlife Service within 14 days.

USE OF SPACE-BASED TECHNOLOGY IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 14:45

A five day United Nations Office for outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) conference started on June 27, 2016 at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi with a focus on  the contribution of space-based technologies in wildlife management and biodiversity conservation.

AFRICAN NATIONS CALL ON THE WORLD TO HELP THEM SAVE AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:30

African Nations Call On the World to Help Them Save African Elephants

The African Elephant Coalition (AEC), comprising 29 African countries, is calling on the world to join them in saving elephants. The Montreux Manifesto, agreed at a meeting of the Coalition in Montreux, Switzerland from 24 to 26 June, launches a social media campaign – #WorthMoreAlive, #EndIvoryTrade,

CONSERVATION NGO DONATES GLOVES TO KWS

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 16:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on June 15, 2016 received a donation of 26 pairs of gloves from Raabia Hawa, a conservationist and founder of Ulinzi Africa Foundation. The brief ceremony was held at the KWS headquarters in Nairobi and graced by KWS Director General Kitili Mbathi and Deputy Director in charge of Security William Singoei.

KWS CANINE UNIT INTERCEPTS 500KG OF PANGOLIN SCALES

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 21:15

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) canine unit security personnel have seized 500 kilogrammes of pangolin scales at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.

The unaccompanied consignment was seized on Wednesday night at KQ cargo area of JKIA by KWS canine team. Investigations officers from KWS headquarters were called in and secured a seizure notice from the Customs Department. The seized consignment is currently in KWS custody.

KWS RECEIVES MARINE EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLE DONATION

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:00

KCDP Project Manager, Dr. Jacqueline Uku (second left) and KMFRI Deputy Director for Finance and Administration, Mr. Abraham Kagwima (centre) hands over the marine equipment to KWS staff led the Deputy Director Parks and Reserves, Mr. Julius Kimani (second right).

TWO FINED SH20 MILLION FOR DEALING IN ELEPHANT TUSKS

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 06:45

Two people have been fined Sh20 million or spend the rest of their lives in prison in default for illegally dealing in wildlife trophies.

Samuel Emana Ekudongoi and Peter Emajong appeared before a Nyahururu court to face two counts related to illegal possession and dealing in wildlife trophies.

They were arrested while in possession of three pieces of elephant tusks weighing 6.5 kilogrammes.

KWS RANGERS AND RESEARCHERS TRAINED IN DIVING SKILLS

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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 06:45

Tourism, underwater research, community fishing, marine park management and public safety in the Indian Ocean will be enhanced following the training of 46 Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and researchers in various diving courses. 

KENYA DESTROYS IVORY AND RHINO HORN STOCKPILES

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 13:00

Kenya on April 30, 2016 set ablaze 105 tonnes of ivory and another 1.35 tonne of rhino horn at a historic occasion presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ali Bongo of Gabon, and a host of other dignitaries from across the world.

The burning that took place at the Nairobi National Park sent a clear message from the Kenyan government that there is no relenting on the war to preserve endangered wildlife species.

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