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KWSTI CELEBRATES 18TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 12:30

Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) marked its 18th graduation ceremony on October 26, 2020, with 332 trainees being awarded Diplomas and Certifications in seven disciplines. The ceremony was supposed to have been held in June this year but was postponed due to the outbreak of Covid 19 pandemic.

FLIPFLOPI DHOW LAUNCHED AT KWS HEADQUARTERS

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 16:45

A dhow christened Flipflopi was launched at KWS headquarters Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by KWS Director of Strategy and Change Mr. Edwin Wanyonyi, in collaboration with other partners.

The nine-metre dhow is the first one ever to be made entirely from 10 tonnes of plastic waste - collected during beach clean-ups along the Kenyan Coast.

KWS RECEIVES DONATIONS FROM IFAW AND AWF

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 15:30

Kenya Wildlife Service Director General Brig. (Rtd) John Waweru Wednesday, 9 September 2020, received assorted equipment valued at Ksh. 5.35 million, at KWS headquarters. The items have been purchased with support from the TUI Care Foundation and will support KWS operations in combating wildlife trafficking in the Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA).

KENYA COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 15:30

Principal Secretary in the State Department of Wildlife Prof. Fred Segor, led KWS, KTB and several conservation partners in commemorating the International Vulture Awareness Day, Saturday September 5, 2020, at Rupell’s Vultures’ Cliff in Hell’s Gate National Park.

ELEPHANTS MOVED OUT OF NGULIA RHINO SANCTUARY

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 19:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) capture team is currently removing some elephant bulls from Ngulia rhino sanctuary in Tsavo West National park that have been identified as notorious for damaging the sanctuary infrastructure, including water and storage facilities.

They are also a threat to rhino monitoring teams in the sanctuary, and the removal is intended to mitigate these problems.

ANOTHER LAP WON IN THE RACE AGAINST TIME AND IN TIME OF COVID: NORTHERN WHITE RHINO RESCUE PROGRAMME RESUMES WORK WITH SUCCESSFUL EGG HARVEST

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:15

After a few months hiatus owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the international team of scientists and conservationists was able to continue its ambitious programme to save the northern white rhino from extinction: On August 18, 2020 they harvested 10 eggs from the last remaining two individuals, Najin and Fatu, in the third-ever ovum pickup procedure in northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

KENYA CELEBRATES WORLD ELEPHANT DAY 2020

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:15

Kenya joined the rest of the globe to mark this year’s World Elephant Day with a united call by conservationists to save the iconic and endangered species.

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary and Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku joined guests and representatives of the community living next to Amboseli National park to immortalize elephants, with a clarion call to step up measures to guarantee their survival in a world of competing land use.

CS BALALA INAUGURATES THE WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (WRTI) BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN NAIVASHA

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:30

The conservation fraternity in Kenya witnessed history in the making, with the inauguration of the Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI) Board of Directors by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala, August 10, 2020, at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI) in Naivasha.

LION AND SPOTTED HYENA RECOVERY AND ACTION PLAN LAUNCH

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 18:00

Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Najib Balala August 6, 2020 launched Kenya’s second edition of the lion and spotted hyena Recovery and Action Plan at a colourful ceremony held at the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

WORLD RANGERS DAY CELEBRATIONS, 2020

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 14:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) marked this year’s World Rangers Day (WRD) with colour and dance at its headquarters in Nairobi, August 3, 2020 at a ceremony presided over by Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife.

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