News - 2009
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Kenya Wildlife Service hosts the launch of the BIOTA East Africa Atlas
Published: 25 Aug, 2010
Kenya’s Forestry and Wildlife Minister, Hon Dr Noah Wekesa, on August 24, 2010. Presided over the launch of the Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis (BIOTA) East Africa Atlas at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarte...
Seizure of Elephant tusks and Rhinocerous horns
Published: 24 Aug, 2010
Two suspects were arrested over seizure of 317 pieces of raw elephant ivory weighing 2 tonnes and five rhino horns at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi. ...
200 Buffalos to be moved from Solio Ranch to Aberdare National Park
Published: 19 Aug, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service plans to move 200 buffalos from Solio Ranch to the Aberdare National Park. This marks the first phase of the exercise...
Rothschild's Giraffe joins list of species threatened by extinction
Published: 12 Aug, 2010
The Rothschild's giraffe is the latest charismatic African mammal to be declared "Endangered" by IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature), adding to the growing number of species under threat of extinction...
Africa’s most elusive antelope edges closer to extinction in the wild: Kenya issues a global alert.
Published: 02 Aug, 2010
The Mountain Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci) is on the edge of extinction mainly due to genetic factors, predation, disease and forest habitat threats. ...
Investors offered 13 new sites for building top Lodges
Published: 29 Jul, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service is offering local and international investors 13 new sites for building lodges in the expansive and popular destination Tsavo Conservation Area. The Service has advertised for Expression of Interest for lease, development and operation of tourist accommodation facilities in three national parks in this area....
Homecoming for adoptive parents at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Published: 22 Jul, 2010
Various corporate organizations and Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife Officials on Monday, July 19, 2010 converged at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage where they paid homage to wild animals they adopted under the KWS Animal Adoption Programme....
Wildlife scientists discuss large carnivores’ future
Published: 20 Jul, 2010
Over 50 wildlife research scientists last week converged at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters where they presented various reports on large carnivores in the country. ...
Conservation planning for giraffes kicks off
Published: 13 Jul, 2010
To many people, giraffes may not seem to be in need of focused conservation attention. However, giraffes are facing increasing pressures that have adversely affected their numbers and distribution in Kenya and elsewhere across the continent. ...
Roadmap laid for conservation of sable antelopes
Published: 12 Jul, 2010
Sable antelopes have been eliminated from large areas of their former range due to a combination of factors. These include disease, drought-caused food shortages, and habitat loss and degradation compounded by inter-species competition. ...