News - 2009
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Kenya Wildlife Service completes recruitment of 500 rangers
Published: 02 Feb, 2011
The nationwide recruitment of 500 Kenya Wildlife Service rangers for the last two weeks has been successfully completed.The exercise, which started on 17 January, ended on...
Hirola Antelope National Census 23rd to 31st January 2011
Published: 28 Jan, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service is currently carrying out a national census on the hirola antelope, as a key step in the development of the Hirola Conservation Strategy....
Kenya Methodist University adopts a cheetah
Published: 25 Jan, 2011
Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) became the first institution of higher learning to contribute towards the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Animal Adoption Programme. The university adopted Baby KEMU, a one-and-a half year old cheetah cub ...
Kenya declared free from Rinderpest
Published: 24 Jan, 2011
Kenya has been declared officially free from the rinderpest. President Mwai Kibaki on November 26, 2010 led the country in celebrations to mark the eradication of the disease at the Meru National Park where he unveiled a monument and a commemorative plaque....
Kenya Wildlife Service to recruit 500 rangers
Published: 17 Jan, 2011
The exercise which runs from January 17 to 29, 2011 starts at 8am in City Stadium in the Nairobi County and the same time at Narok Stadium in the Narok County. It ends on January 29, 2011 in Turkana, Marsabit and Kajiado counties. ...
Two Tanzanian Nationals arrested with Ivory in Amboseli
Published: 10 Jan, 2011
Two suspected poachers of Tanzanian origin were arrested in a security operation by Kenya Wildlife Service , in Murtot area of Amboseli near the Kenya-Tanzania border, with two raw ivory tusks weighing total of 42-kgs....
Suspected poachers arrested and Ivory recovered in Meru
Published: 10 Jan, 2011
Three suspects were arrested and 80 pieces of ivory weighing 249kgs and a rhino horn weighing 1.5 kgs recovered in Kiirua area Ntugi village in Meru County yesterday, 7 January 2011, by Kenya Wildlife Service security personnel with assistance from the Kenya Police. ...
Kenya Wildlife Service National Parks Entry Fees Reviewed
Published: 24 Dec, 2010
Entry fees for various national parks and reserves across the country are set to go up with effect from January 1, 2011. This follows gazettement of the new rates by the Minister for Forestry and Wildlife Hon Dr Noah Wekesa in a Special Issue of the Gazette Notice No. 207...
Two suspects arrested with Ivory Chop sticks at JKIA
Published: 02 Dec, 2010
Two suspects were arrested on Wednesday December 1, 2010 with 101 ivory chopsticks weighing 900 grammes at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The illegal cargo, among ...
Two suspected poachers killed and firearm recovered
Published: 26 Nov, 2010
Two suspected poachers were on 25 November 2010, gunned down while three others escaped with injuries at Lemomo Hills, 5km from Amboseli National Park. Kenya Wildlife Service rangers ...