News - 2009
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Tons of illegal ivory seized in international action against wildlife crime
Published: 30 Nov, 2009
Tons of illegal ivory have been seized and hundreds of people arrested in the largest to-date international operation targeting wildlife crime across Eastern Africa. ...
Relocation of Illegal Squatters from South Western Mau Forest Reserve
Published: 16 Nov, 2009
The official relocation of illegal squatters from the South Western Mau Forest Reserve starts on Monday 16 November 2009 under the coordination of the Rift Valley Provincial Commissioner. This follows the expiry of the 14-day vacation notice issued by the Kenya Forest Service to illegal squatters on gazetted forestland for which no title deeds had been issued. ...
ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo Visits Nairobi National Park
Published: 06 Nov, 2009
International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo this morning showed his softer side when he took time off official business and spent the better part of the morning enjoying Kenya’s world famous wildlife....
Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt Names and Adopts Kenyan Cheetah
Published: 03 Nov, 2009
Jamaican sprinter and 100m world record holder Usain St Leo Bolt yesterday November 2, 2009 named a three-month Kenyan cheetah cub ‘Lightning Bolt’ at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage and adopted it...
Breakthrough in Government Public Appeal on Surrender of Mau Title Deeds
Published: 28 Oct, 2009
October 26, 2009 marked a major breakthrough in the government’s appeal to the public to surrender land title deeds in the Mau Forests Complex. ...
Correction on ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo Visit
Published: 26 Oct, 2009
Please refer the current edition of the Sunday Nation (November 8, 2009) in which it’s incorrectly reported that International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo adopted a cheetah at the Nairobi National Park. ...
Six Suspected Ivory Dealers Charged in Voi Court
Published: 26 Oct, 2009
Six suspected ivory dealers were on October 26, 2009 charged with illegal trade and possession of elephant tusks before a Voi court. The suspects were remanded until Wednesday when they will appear again before Voi Resident Magistrate Linus Nyakundi for hearing. ...
Usain Bolt to adopt a Kenyan cheetah cub
Published: 19 Oct, 2009
Jamaican sprinter and 100m world record holder Usain St Leo Bolt will today (Monday, November 2, 2009) at 2pm name and adopt an eight-month cheetah cub at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage....
Uniformed and Disciplined Services Hold Special Thanksgiving Service in Nairobi
Published: 11 Oct, 2009
Members of six uniformed and disciplined services and their families on Sunday (October 11, 2009) held a special national thanksgiving service to thank God for seeing them through various challenges...
47 Southern Sudanese Wildlife Officers Report for Training In Kenya
Published: 07 Oct, 2009
A total of 47 wildlife officers from Southern Sudan on Tuesday 7, 2009 reported for training in Kenya. Already, 16 of them had started a three-month training course in wildlife management and biodiversity conservation at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute in Naivasha...