News - 2009
PARKS AND RESERVES
Parks and reserves managed by KWS
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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....
326 Community rangers graduate from the KWS law enforcement academy
Published: 16 Apr, 2012
A total of 326 community rangers on April 13, 2012 became the latest batch of rangers to graduate from the KWS Law Enforcement Academy, Tsavo West National Park. ...
Update on Rhino death incidents in Lake Nakuru
Published: 15 Apr, 2012
Old skulls and bones from three rhinos have been found in Lake Nakuru National Park.These are the ones that had been earlier reported as two rhino carcasses in Lake Nakuru National Park....
Death of a climber in Mt Kenya National Park
Published: 10 Apr, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) regrets to announce the death of a climber in Mt Kenya National Park. The 29-year-old male climber from Nairobi died on Thursday April 5, 2012 at 6.30pm....
One Rhino poached as seven suspected poachers arrested
Published: 05 Apr, 2012
An eight-year-old female rhino has been illegally killed in Tsavo West National Park. The rhino carcass was sighted in Ngulia Sanctuary within the expansive park by a Kenya Wildlife Service aerial patrol team. ...