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KWS SETS UP FORENSIC AND GENETICS LABORATORY A KWS member of staff at the laboratory explains to Cabinet Secretary Prof. Judi Wakhungu and other dignitaries the process of operation of a gel electrophoresis machine and UV visualizer to view DNA results

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Date Published: 11 May, 2015

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) now has a state-of-the –art forensic and genetics laboratory, making Kenya the second country in Africa after South Africa to apply Wildlife DNA forensic analysis in wildlife law enforcement.

The new facility at the KWS headquarters in Nairobi will aid in the provision of accurate identification of wildlife and wildlife products in order to strengthen prosecution of wildlife crimes. 

KWS TEAM CONDUCTS CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN IN CHINA

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Date Published: 30 Apr, 2015

BEIJING, CHINA: A high-powered delegation led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director General, Mr William Kiprono, has been in Beijing for the last four days meeting various strategic partners for conservation.

The six-member delegation is visiting China from April 21 to 30 to explore strategic partnerships in biodiversity, tourism, resource mobilisation and national park infrastructure development.

RECRUITMENT OF RANGERS 2015 - LIST OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

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Date Published: 28 Apr, 2015

CIVIL SOCIETY IN CHINA OFFERS TO SUPPORT KENYA'S CONSERVATION Ms Sun Xiaohua, The Nature Conservancy China Ivory Project Director (centre) at a breakfast meeting with Kenya Wildlife Service delegation led by Ag. Kenya Wildlife Service Director General, Mr William Kiprono, in Beijing, China. The meeting agreed to par

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Date Published: 27 Apr, 2015

BEIJING, CHINA: Wildlife conservation non-governmental organisations based in China have pledged to forge a united front with Kenya in efforts to combat global wildlife crime.  

EXPERTS SET PRIORITY ACTIONS TO COMBAT WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING IN KENYA Ground-breaking workshop addresses key conservation challenges

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Date Published: 14 Apr, 2015

KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE RANGERS COMPLETE ADVANCED FIRST AID TRAINING Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training

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Date Published: 04 Mar, 2015

The Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya HE Mr David Angell this morning presided over the graduation of 42 Kenya Wildlife Service rangers after training in first aid. 

The rangers have completed a two-week advanced first aid training course, the first of its kind in East Africa, thanks to support by the Canadian government.

THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

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Date Published: 27 Mar, 2015

Prof Judi Wakhungu, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources led the Kenyan delegation to the recently concluded Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade concluded in Botswana with the adoption of a statement which galvanises the high-level political commitment to combat the “scourge of illegal wildlife trade”. 

KENYA TO DESTROY ALL IVORY STOCKPILES BY END OF 2015 President Uhuru Kenyatta (in blue suit) prepares to torch a heap of 15 tonnes of ivory during celebrations to mark the World Wildlife Day on March 4, 2015 at the Ivory Burning site in Nairobi National Park.

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Date Published: 04 Mar, 2015

The government of Kenya will destroy all stockpiles of ivory in its custody.

President Uhuru Kenya, while speaking during celebrations to mark this year’s World Wildlife Day (March 3, 2015), said this will be done before the end of this year.

PRESS STATEMENT 5TH FEB 2015 KWS Ag. Director General, Mr. William Kiprono issues a statement on status of wildlife conservation in Kenya during a press conference at KWS headquarters in Nairobi

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Date Published: 09 Feb, 2015

February 5, 2015 

KWS statement on status of wildlife conservation in Kenya   

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Thank you for honouring our invitation for this press conference. Happy New Year to you all, though a bit late, and welcome to Kenya Wildlife Service.

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