News - 2009
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Elusive Elephant Shrew discovered in Kenyan forest
Published: 22 Sep, 2010
A giant elephant-shrew species recently discovered in a remote African forest may be new to science, Conservationists researching the biodiversity of the Boni-Dodori forest on the coast of north-eastern Kenya were thrilled to capture pictures of the bizarre mammal....
KSh7.5 million raised in 6th Cycle With The Rhino race
Published: 21 Sep, 2010
Over 7.5 million Kenya shillings was raised at the weekend during the 6th edition of the annual Cycle with the Rhino race at the Lake Nakuru National Park....
Cycle with the Rhino 2010
Published: 15 Sep, 2010
Preparations for this year’s Cycle with the Rhino event to be held this week in Lake Nakuru National Park are complete....
Resolution Health adopts Cheetah Nairobi Animal Orphanage
Published: 06 Sep, 2010
Medical insurance provider Resolution Health East Africa is the latest corporate corporate organisation to adopt and name a wild animal at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage...
Chinese jailed as more illegal Ivory seized in Kenya
Published: 26 Aug, 2010
A Chinese national was jailed for 18 months for possession of illegal ivory barely a day after the weekend seizure of 2 tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns. This was part of two more seizures of illegal ivory from Mozambique and Uganda made at Kenya’s main airport in Nairobi in a week. ...
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. ...