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News-2009

Gang of eight now expanded to gang of nineteen The so-called ‘Gang of 8′ which were singled out by CITES as not doing enough to tackle the illegal ivory trade has seen its number swell by another 11 countries. The latest meeting of CITES has ordered 11 more countries to develop national action plans on how they plan to protect elephants and end the illegal ivory trade crossing into their borders. ...
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Nepal, China, Kenya and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force recognized for exemplary enforcement efforts China, Kenya and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) were awarded Certificates of Commendation for collaborative efforts to take down an international criminal syndicate smuggling ivory from Kenya to China....
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UN Secretary General adopts a Lion at NAO The UN Secretary General, His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon on June 28, 2014 adopted a lion cub in Nairobi Animal orphanage as a sign of support for conservation and efforts against the trafficking of animals around the world. ...
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First ever Sister Parks relationship between Kenya and US established The National Park Service and Kenya’s Wildlife Service and National Museums of Kenya signed a sister park agreement between Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Sibiloi National Park and the National Museums of Kenya on June 30, 2013 to promote international cooperation and collaboration. This is the first time the National Park Service (NPS) has established a sister park agreement with an African nation....
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Graphic Novel on Grim Reality of Ivory Trade launched A graphic novel addressing the global ivory trade and slaughter of African elephants titled A Dangerous Life was launched today at a ceremony hosted...
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George Adamson’s 25th Anniversary Memorial at Kora National Park Kora National Park, popularly referred to as ‘the last wilderness’, will be hosting guests from diverse backgrounds to mark iconic conservationist George Adamson’s 25th Anniversary Memorial....
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KWS scoops award at the annual Embu ASK show Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has won second prize in the ‘Best Non-Agricultural Based Board stand’ category for its services...
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To Hell’s Gate on a Wheelbarrow Event 2014 This year’s Wheelbarrow race will take place from Friday 25th at 1400 hrs to Sunday 27th July, 2014 at the magnificent Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha. The event which started as a simple and unique idea by KWS and Hell’s Gate National Park action committee in 2009 has now grown into the World Wildest Race!...
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2.1 tonnes of ivory seized at a warehouse in Mombasa Ivory haul recovered in a warehouse at Tudor in Mombasa County Thursday morning (June 5, 2014) weighs 2,152kgs, preliminary investigations have revealed. ...
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KWS Senior Warden wins top Rhino Charge award A Kenya Wildlife Service Senior Warden has won one of the prestigious Rhino Charge awards at this year’s off-road motorsport competition....
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