News - 2010
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Giraffes boat home to Kenya sanctuary
Published: 14 Feb, 2011
The endangered Rothschild's giraffe has made a spectacular return home after 40 years in an unprecedented and daring ferry ride across Kenya’s Lake Baringo. “We have been waiting for...
Conservation planning for sea turtles in Kenya
Published: 10 Feb, 2011
Five species of sea turtles are found in Kenya; the Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nest and forage in Kenya ...
KWS partners with IFAW to determine Elephant Populations in Kenya’s largest Ecosystem
Published: 08 Feb, 2011
A six-day aerial census of elephants and other large mammals starts 07/02/2011 in the Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystem with more than 100 participants drawn from four countries...
Kenya Wildlife Service completes recruitment of 500 rangers
Published: 02 Feb, 2011
The nationwide recruitment of 500 Kenya Wildlife Service rangers for the last two weeks has been successfully completed.The exercise, which started on 17 January, ended on...
Hirola Antelope National Census 23rd to 31st January 2011
Published: 28 Jan, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service is currently carrying out a national census on the hirola antelope, as a key step in the development of the Hirola Conservation Strategy....
Kenya Methodist University adopts a cheetah
Published: 25 Jan, 2011
Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) became the first institution of higher learning to contribute towards the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Animal Adoption Programme. The university adopted Baby KEMU, a one-and-a half year old cheetah cub ...
Kenya declared free from Rinderpest
Published: 24 Jan, 2011
Kenya has been declared officially free from the rinderpest. President Mwai Kibaki on November 26, 2010 led the country in celebrations to mark the eradication of the disease at the Meru National Park where he unveiled a monument and a commemorative plaque....
Kenya Wildlife Service to recruit 500 rangers
Published: 17 Jan, 2011
The exercise which runs from January 17 to 29, 2011 starts at 8am in City Stadium in the Nairobi County and the same time at Narok Stadium in the Narok County. It ends on January 29, 2011 in Turkana, Marsabit and Kajiado counties. ...
Two Tanzanian Nationals arrested with Ivory in Amboseli
Published: 10 Jan, 2011
Two suspected poachers of Tanzanian origin were arrested in a security operation by Kenya Wildlife Service , in Murtot area of Amboseli near the Kenya-Tanzania border, with two raw ivory tusks weighing total of 42-kgs....
Suspected poachers arrested and Ivory recovered in Meru
Published: 10 Jan, 2011
Three suspects were arrested and 80 pieces of ivory weighing 249kgs and a rhino horn weighing 1.5 kgs recovered in Kiirua area Ntugi village in Meru County yesterday, 7 January 2011, by Kenya Wildlife Service security personnel with assistance from the Kenya Police. ...