News - 2009
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Ogiek Council of Elders officially launched to address the forest dwelling community’s concerns.
Published: 12 Apr, 2010
The historic development marks the very first time the indigenous community with attachment to Mau Forests Complex has formed its own leadership structure representing various forest blocks to work directly with the Government through the Interim Coordinating Secretariat (ICS)....
Kenya Wildlife Service set for rhino census in Tsavo sanctuary
Published: 26 Mar, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service plans to conduct a census at the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary in the vast Tsavo West National. The count, to be carried out between July and October, aims to ascertain the numbers and distribution of the rhino population. The number of black rhinos at the sanctuary has been ...
CITES backs Kenya’s proposal on rhino protection measures
Published: 23 Mar, 2010
Kenya’s proposal on better protection measures for rhinos has been passed at the international conference on wildlife currently underway in Doha, Qatar. The proposed amendments to CITES resolution on rhinos sought to strengthen the resolution and end illegal trade in rhino parts and derivatives...
Erection of Lion-Proof Bomas starts in Amboseli
Published: 19 Mar, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service in partnership with the Born Free Foundation and the Kenya Wildlife Trust have started erecting lion-proof bomas for communities living adjacent to Amboseli National Park...
President Kibaki commissions 400km Aberdare National Park Fence
Published: 18 Mar, 2010
HE President Mwai Kibaki on Friday March 12, 2010 officially commissioned the electric fence surrounding Aberdare National Park. The ceremony marked the end of 21 years of a partnership conservation effort by the Kenya Wildlife Service, Rhino Ark ...
Kenyans honoured at CITES meeting in Doha
Published: 17 Mar, 2010
Two Kenyans have been honoured at the ongoing international wildlife conference in Doha, Qatar. Mr. John Laigwani and the late Joel Muga, both from the Kenya Wildlife Service, were the only ones in Africa to receive the 2010 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Award...
Kenya and Tanzania joint wildlife census in Amboseli
Published: 05 Mar, 2010
Kenya on 4th march, 2010 afternoon successfully completed her part in the joint aerial cross-boarder wildlife census with Tanzania in the Greater Amboseli ecosystem....
KWS hosts diplomats in run-up to CITES meeting in Doha
Published: 26 Feb, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service on 26th February,2010 briefed diplomats based in Nairobi on Kenya’s proposals about march Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Doha, Qatar....
KWS Launches National Strategies for large Carnivores
Published: 17 Feb, 2010
Forestry and Wildlife Minister Hon Dr Noah Wekesa on 17th February, 2010 presided over the launch of Kenya’s national large carnivore conservation and management strategies. ...
Bearder launches campaign against ivory
Published: 12 Feb, 2010
Lib Dem Euro MP Catherine Bearder has launched a campaign to keep the ivory trade illegal. Tanzania and Zambia have asked for permission to sell their ivory stocks despite it being against the law. Previous 'one off sales’ of ivory have led to a rise in poaching and a greater risk of elephant extinction in huge parts of Africa. ...