News - 2009
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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. ...
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....