News - 2008
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News Archives - 2008
Kenya Wildlife Service scientist to testify before US congress
Published: 09 Feb, 2010
Kenya’s campaign against trade in elephant ivory moved into top gear last evening when a Kenya Wildlife Service senior scientist left for Washington DC to testify about wildlife issues before a US Congress committee. The testimony on Thursday February 11, 2010 at 2pm by Mr Patrick Omondi, the KWS Head of Species Conservation and Management, ...
INTERPOL supports best practice training in Kenya to combat wildlife crime
Published: 09 Feb, 2010
TSAVO WEST, Kenya – Pilots with the Kenyan Wildlife Service Airwing have participated in a five-day safety and proficiency training course supported by INTERPOL and the Lindbergh Foundation to maintain their existing skills and improve techniques in emergency maneuvers for their demanding work....
Phase III of the repossession of forestland in the Mau forests complex, With focus on the Maasai mau trust land forest
Published: 08 Feb, 2010
NAIROBI – 4th February 2010: Government preparations for the next phase of the repossession and restoration of the Mau Forests Complex are now complete. This follows last year’s successful repossession of about 21,000 hectares of forestland during Phases I and II that involved South Western Mau and Eastern Mau Forest Reserves. ...
Luo legend’s relatives get a free tour of Ruma National Park
Published: 05 Feb, 2010
Ruma National Park’s aim to raise conservation awareness to the local communities around the park continued with an organized free tour of the Park for the relatives of the late Luo legend, Mzee Gor Mahia. The tour, which is in line with KWS’ strategy to enhance local communities’ ownership and involvement with the Parks, took place on Friday, February 5, 2010, at the Ruma National Park, Kisumu. ...
KWS receives Ksh.17 million Aircraft from American donor
Published: 01 Feb, 2010
Wildlife management and anti-poaching operations received a major boost last week when the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) received a new aircraft worth Sh17 million from an American conservation organisation, the Lindbergh Foundation, and vintage aircraft owner and businessman Dr. Rich Sugden....
Poaching in Kenya hit the critical 1% of the rhino population in 2009 for the first time in 25 years
Published: 27 Jan, 2010
A group of 12 poachers caught in possession of two rhino horns weighing a total of 7.2 Kgs, appeared in a Nairobi court on January 4, 2010 . The 12 had been arrested by KWS security teams on Sunday, January 3, 2010 , following a major operation after a December 28, 2009 poaching incident of a ten-year old female rhino at the Mugie Rhino Sanctuary in Laikipia West District....
Nyanza community members on a five day tour to coast region
Published: 20 Jan, 2010
A delegation of 55 villagers neighboring Ndere Island National Park in Lake Victoria have left Kisumu for a five-day educational tour to south coast region. ...
Game meat impounded
Published: 19 Jan, 2010
KWS security officers in liaison with the Kenya Police on January 18, 2010 impounded approximately 400kg of suspected game meat on its way to the famous Burma meat market in Nairobi....
Shoot out with Poachers
Published: 07 Jan, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service officers shot dead two members of a gang in an ambush at Kubihoke area of Igembe North District at around 2000hrs, on 5th January 2010. The officers had been following a report that there was a gang poaching elephants around the Moliti, Kubisera and Kubihoke areas. ...
Rhino poachers charged
Published: 04 Jan, 2010
12 poachers caught in possession of two rhino horns weighing a total of 7.2 Kgs. on January 4th 2010 and appeared in a Nairobi court. The six were arrested by KWS security teams on, January 3, 2010, following a major operation after a December 28, 2009 poaching incident of a ten-year old female rhino at the Mugie Rhino Sanctuary in Laikipia West District. ...