News - 2009
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Luo legend’s relatives get a free tour of Ruma National Park
Published: 05 Feb, 2010
Ruma National Park’s aim to raise conservation awareness to the local communities around the park continued with an organized free tour of the Park for the relatives of the late Luo legend, Mzee Gor Mahia. The tour, which is in line with KWS’ strategy to enhance local communities’ ownership and involvement with the Parks, took place on Friday, February 5, 2010, at the Ruma National Park, Kisumu. ...
KWS receives Ksh.17 million Aircraft from American donor
Published: 01 Feb, 2010
Wildlife management and anti-poaching operations received a major boost last week when the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) received a new aircraft worth Sh17 million from an American conservation organisation, the Lindbergh Foundation, and vintage aircraft owner and businessman Dr. Rich Sugden....
Poaching in Kenya hit the critical 1% of the rhino population in 2009 for the first time in 25 years
Published: 27 Jan, 2010
A group of 12 poachers caught in possession of two rhino horns weighing a total of 7.2 Kgs, appeared in a Nairobi court on January 4, 2010 . The 12 had been arrested by KWS security teams on Sunday, January 3, 2010 , following a major operation after a December 28, 2009 poaching incident of a ten-year old female rhino at the Mugie Rhino Sanctuary in Laikipia West District....
Nyanza community members on a five day tour to coast region
Published: 20 Jan, 2010
A delegation of 55 villagers neighboring Ndere Island National Park in Lake Victoria have left Kisumu for a five-day educational tour to south coast region. ...
Game meat impounded
Published: 19 Jan, 2010
KWS security officers in liaison with the Kenya Police on January 18, 2010 impounded approximately 400kg of suspected game meat on its way to the famous Burma meat market in Nairobi....
Shoot out with Poachers
Published: 07 Jan, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service officers shot dead two members of a gang in an ambush at Kubihoke area of Igembe North District at around 2000hrs, on 5th January 2010. The officers had been following a report that there was a gang poaching elephants around the Moliti, Kubisera and Kubihoke areas. ...
Rhino poachers charged
Published: 04 Jan, 2010
12 poachers caught in possession of two rhino horns weighing a total of 7.2 Kgs. on January 4th 2010 and appeared in a Nairobi court. The six were arrested by KWS security teams on, January 3, 2010, following a major operation after a December 28, 2009 poaching incident of a ten-year old female rhino at the Mugie Rhino Sanctuary in Laikipia West District. ...
Sixteen Southern Sudanese Wildlife Officers graduation ceremony
Published: 04 Jan, 2010
Sixteen Southern Sudanese Wildlife Officers on 22nd December 2009 successfully completed a three-month training course in Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation at the Kenya Wildlife Training Service Institute (KWSTI) at Naivasha...
24,000 ha of Mau forest land recovered and tree planting on-going
Published: 09 Dec, 2009
The recovery of 19,000 hectares of high water catchment value forestland in South Western Mau is now complete. The relocation of the illegal squatters who encroached into the forest took place peacefully, with the squatters leaving voluntarily the forest and the forest rangers providing a range of assistance, including ferrying the sick to health centres....
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. ...