News - 2009
PARKS AND RESERVES
Parks and reserves managed by KWS
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Hell’s Gate to get conservation education centre
Published: 08 May, 2012
This year’s To Hells Gate on a Wheelbarrow event seeks to raise over Sh15million towards building of a fully equipped conservation education centre....
Elephant tusks recovered as suspected poacher shot dead
Published: 07 May, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers were involved in two armed encounters with groups of suspected poachers in Tana River County. ...
Amboseli National Park’s Kimana gatehouse officially opened.
Published: 02 May, 2012
A Ksh. 20 million newly constructed gate in Amboseli National Park has been officially opened by the Director, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Kenya Mission,Ms. Erna Kerst....
Wildlife experts meet to discuss survival of Grevy’s Zebra
Published: 25 Apr, 2012
Conservation experts from Kenya and Ethiopia have converged in Nanyuki to review the national conservation and management strategy for the endangered Grevy’s zebra that expired last year. ...
Visitors’ access to Hells Gate tragic gorges suspended
Published: 24 Apr, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service has suspended visitors’ access to gorges in Hells gate National Park during the ongoing rainy season following the death of seven members of a church group on Sunday night. ...
Rhino horn suspect released on Sh5million bond
Published: 23 Apr, 2012
A 69-year-old city resident has denied three wildlife-crime related charges before a Kibera Court in Nairobi. Mr Osman Elmi Farah, a Kenyan, denied being illegally in possession of a government trophy...
Seven bodies recovered after drowning in flash floods
Published: 23 Apr, 2012
All the seven bodies of members of a church youth group who were swept away last evening by flash floods in Naivasha have been sighted and are being retrieved. ...
Five suspected poachers gunned down, two KWS rangers injured in shoot-out
Published: 21 Apr, 2012
Five suspected poachers were Friday April 20, 2012 gunned down and one escaped during a fierce exchange of fire with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers at Chepareria in West Pokot County....
Ivory container that never was at the Mombasa Port
Published: 19 Apr, 2012
A 40-foot container reported in the media as having been intercepted with contraband ivory at the Port of Mombasa a fortnight ago actually contained Ankole cattle horns. ...
Ornithologists converge in Mara to discuss the Vulture decline
Published: 17 Apr, 2012
Over 500 birds of the vulture species have been killed through poisoning in the last 10 years in Kenya alone. This numbers are still on the increase as has been identified by the Pan African Ornithologists and conservationists from across Africa....