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KWS HOLDS INTER-DENOMINATIONAL THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER SERVICE

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 15:30

Inter-Denominational Thanksgiving and Prayer Services were held at KWS headquarters in Nairobi and in other conservation areas across the country on November 16, 2018 to show gratitude to God for His blessing as the year comes to an end. 

ANNUAL CARNIVORE RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION CONFERENCE, 2018

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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:30

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and partners has initiated a program to assess lion numbers and distribution throughout the country. According to KWS Head of Species conservation, Dr. Shadrack Ngene, the country has been divided into five blocks for the purposes of this exercise.

ANNUAL CARNIVORE CONFERENCE

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:30

Kenya Wildlife Service will hold its Annual Carnivore Conference between 30th and 31st October, 2018 at the organization’s headquarters in Nairobi.

This year’s conference theme is “Carnivore conservation in changing landscapes”. The theme is about expanding poor human population, increasing expansion of human settlement into wildlife habitat; bringing with it livestock and agricultural practices necessary to sustain people in both rural and urban areas. 

KENYA’S CONSERVATION EFFORTS PAY OFF AT CITES MEETING

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 17:30

Kenya’s conservation efforts in the last couple of years have paid off with a United Nations organization’s meeting approving its exit from a group of countries with global concern on wildlife trafficking.   

 

KWS ACQUIRES A NEW FLEET OF VEHICLES TO AID CONSERVATION

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00

Kenya wildlife Service has acquired a fleet of 26 vehicles to be used for rapid response to human-wildlife conflicts and parks management. Twenty one of these will be used to facilitate officers address human wildlife conflict, four for security operations, while one will be used by researchers.

PROSECUTORS TRAINED ON EFFECTIVE HANDLING OF CASES

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 09:00

Public prosecutors have been challenged to exercise diligence in their work as they represent society and public interest in criminal cases.

Kenya Wildlife Service acting Director General, Prof. Charles Musyoki gave the challenge at the close of a course for public prosecutors at the Kenya School of Government. Prof. Musyoki asked the prosecutors to always take into account both the rights of individuals and the need for an effective criminal justice system.

KENYA JOINS WORLD TO CELEBRATE ICONIC ELEPHANT SPECIES

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 14:30

Kenya’s ministry of Tourism and Wildlife is seeking a budgetary allocation of fifteen billion shillings from the National Treasury to enable it compensate families of people killed by wildlife, those injured or whose property has been destroyed by the animals.

RHINO TRANSLOCATION TO TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 18:00

Kenya Wildlife Service in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on June 26, 2018 commenced translocation of eight black rhinos from the Nairobi National Park to Tsavo East National Park (TENP).

KWSTI 16TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

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Monday, June 25, 2018 - 13:00

One hundred and forty-seven Kenya Wildlife Service Institute trainees graduated on June 23, 2018 at a colourful ceremony president over by Kenya Wildlife Service Board of Trustees chairman, Dr. John Waithaka on behalf of Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala.

THREE FINED SH. 3 MILLION FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF IVORY

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00

Three people have been fined one million shillings each or serve five years imprisonment in default for being in illegal possession of four pieces of raw elephant tusks weighing a total of five kilogrammes.

The three Joseph Kimanzi Musyoki, Samwel Githonga, and Peter Kimathi appeared before a Maua court in Meru County and pleaded guilty to the charge of being in possession of wildlife trophy contrary to section 95 of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013.

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