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KENYA CELEBRATES WORLD WILDLIFE DAY, 2023

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Monday, March 6, 2023 - 11:30

Kenya joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year’s World Wildlife Day (WWD) under the theme “Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation”. During its 68th session in 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3rd March as a UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

RHINO EAR NOTCHING

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 11:00

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is currently undertaking a rhino ear notching exercise at Olpejeta Conservancy.

The exercise is being done in collaboration with Olpejeta Conservancy and other conservation partners, spearheaded by the KWS Veterinary and Capture teams led by Dr. Isaac Lekolool.

29 black and 15 white rhinos are designated for ear notching. The exercise involves immobilizing a rhino and making permanent marks in the form of cuts on the large mammals’ ears.

KWS PILOTS’ FLIGHT SAFETY AND PROFICIENCY TRAINING, 2023

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 18:45

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Acting Director General, Dr. Erustus Kanga, officially opened the biennial pilot proficiency training for the Service Airwing at Kilanguni Serena Lodge in Tsavo West National Park on February 13, 2023. During the one week training, pilots learnt from international experts drawn from the US, led by world-renowned aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff, Captain Jeffery Rochelle, and Captain Pete Scott Muntean.

KWS ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL HOSTS PRINCIPAL SECRETARY AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN

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Friday, January 20, 2023 - 16:30

KWS acting Director General, Dr. Erustus Kanga hosted the Principal Secretary, State Department for Wildlife, Hon. Silvia Museiya, and the Chair, KWS Board of Trustees, Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Walter Raria Koipaton at KWS headquarters on Friday, 20th January, 2023.

The Principal Secretary, Hon. Silvia Museiya, spoke briefly on three topics: change, relationships and priorities.

KWS BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIRMAN HOLDS INAUGURAL MEETING WITH STAFF AT HEADQUARTERS

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Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 15:45

The Chairman of KWS’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Walter Raria Koipaton, visited KWS headquarters, January 5th, 2023 where he had his inaugural address to staff.

WORLD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (WWF) DONATES AN ASSORTMENT OF EQUIPMENT TO KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE (KWS)

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 17:00

In keeping with the spirit of community collaborative conservation championed by KWS and her partners, WWF donated an assortment of equipment to KWS, Tuesday, 20th December, 2022, at KWS headquarters.

KWS Acting Director General, Dr. Erustus Kanga, EGH, expressed his gratitude at the continued, unwavering support afforded to The Service by WWF.

CABINET SECRETARY LAUNCHES SEA TURTLE PROTOCOL

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Monday, December 19, 2022 - 12:30

Kenya’s marine biodiversity conservation efforts received a welcome boost when the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Hon. Peninah Malonza, launched the Sea Turtle Conservation Protocol at Mombasa Marine Park in Coast Conservation Area, Thursday, 15th December, 2022.

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY PRESIDES OVER COMMUNITY RANGERS PASSOUT

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Monday, December 19, 2022 - 12:15

The Principal Secretary, State Department of Wildlife, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Hon Sylvia Museiya, on Friday 16th December, 2022, presided over a Community Rangers passing out parade at the Kenya Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani.

CABINET SECRETARY SPEARHEADS TREE-PLANTING AT KWS HEADQUARTERS

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Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 11:30

KWS headquarters was a beehive of activity, Friday 9th December, 2022, with the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage, Hon. Penina Malonza leading management and staff in a tree-planting exercise.

The CS said that KWS staff were the first group of workers under her docket she was interacting with since her appointment, noting that Kenya was just recovering from a severe drought which had impacted greatly on wildlife populations in the country.

TRIBUTE TO ONE OF TSAVOs SUPER TUSKERS – “LUGARD”

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 15:15

It is with a heavy heart that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) joins the conservation fraternity to bid ‘fare thee well,’ to one of Tsavo’s Super Tuskers; the majestic, iconic Lugard, whose life’s candle was snuffed out by advanced age, exacerbated by debilitating drought.

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