Events Details
PARKS AND RESERVES
Parks and reserves managed by KWS

SEARCH ACCOMMODATION
Select a park or reserve to view a list of hotels, lodges, guesthouses and camps managed by KWS


Welcome to Kenya Wildlife Service

Black Rhinos to be counted, ear-marked and fitted with tracking devices

Black Rhinos to be counted, ear-marked and fitted with tracking devices The Kenya Wildlife Service will from October 5-8, 2010 conduct an ear-notching, census and transmitter fitting exercise on the black rhino population at the Tsavo East National Park.

Black Rhinos to be counted, ear-marked and fitted with tracking devices
The Kenya Wildlife Service will from October 5-8, 2010 conduct an ear-notching, census and transmitter fitting exercise on the black rhino population at the Tsavo East National Park.

The four day exercise aims at improving the rhino population estimates in the area as well as ascertaining their distribution, while enhancing monitoring and distribution of the endangered species.

The black rhino is listed top in the International World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) list of endangered animals hence the need to conserve and protect the rare and charismatic animal.

Tsavo Conservation Area is estimated to hold about 10 per cent of the total black rhino population in the country.

Currently, there are slightly over 630 black and 350 white rhinos in Kenya. Despite the devastating drought that hit the country for the better part of last year, the rhino population maintained its steady population.
Massive efforts by KWS and other wildlife stakeholders have seen the rhino numbers increase steadily after years of decline from poaching and habitat loss.

A similar exercise was successfully conducted earlier in June this year at the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

KWS aims to increase Kenya’s black rhino population to 2000 by 2035 through the expansion of existing rhino sanctuaries and through the establishment of new protected areas that can accommodate future population growth.


 

Blogs and Videos Blogs Videos
 

2014 Conservation Fees

 
Bookmark and Share
Follow us on foursquare