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KWS AIRWING PILOTS RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING FROM USA

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 16:00

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport based in USA hosted Kenya Wildlife Service Airwing pilots for the special training of Gyrocopters for a total period of one month.

Seven pilots from KWS received specialized training in Hammond and got familiar with flying Gyrocopter which are intended to support wildlife management across the country.

KWS HOSTS 2019 GREVY ZEBRA’S CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH CONFERENCE

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 21:30

Kenya Wildlife Service hosted the Grevy Zebra Conservation and Research Conference at its Headquarters in Nairobi.

The two-day conference, which brought together conservation stakeholders across the Eastern Africa, discussed ways of creating a strong information and networking platform as guided by the Recovery and Action Plan for Grevy’s Zebra 2017-2026.

RHINO CHARGE RAISES SH156 MILLION AS MARK GLEN IN CAR 48 WINS

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 19:15

This year’s Rhino Charge, which was recently held in Nannapa Conservancy, Isiolo County, raised Sh153,499,914.

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.

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