News - 2010
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KWS Employees Raise KSH 1,074,000 (US$14,500) For Endowment Fund
Published: 05 Oct, 2009
Kenya Wildlife Service employees raised KSh1, 074, 000 (US$14,500) at an impromptu fundraising towards the Endowment Fund for wildlife.The employees made personal contributions during an annual wardens’ and scientists’ conference in Nakuru Town. ...
Ivory intercepted in Nairobi and Addis Ababa.
Published: 01 Oct, 2009
KWS law enforcement officers in liaison with Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Lusaka Task Force and Airport Police impounded 532kg of 61 whole tusks of raw ivory on September 29, 2009 at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. En-route to Bangkok, Thailand via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the ivory was found in a Kenya Airways warehouse following another illegal cache seized by Ethiopian authorities on Sunday 27, 2009 at Addis Ababa by the same consignee. ...
KWS Launches New Electronic Park Entry Fees Payment System
Published: 29 Sep, 2009
KWS introduced an additional way of paying park entry fees and other charges besides cash and cheques. The KCB credit/debit card payment system that accepts Visa, MasterCard and Kenswitch will also broaden payment to more currencies other than the usual Kenyan shilling and US dollar...
Lake Nakuru National Park Receives International Bird Sanctuary Status
Published: 23 Sep, 2009
Lake Nakuru National Park, one of Kenya’s leading tourist attraction sites, has been branded an international bird sanctuary. It becomes the first site to receive the Important Bird Area (IBA) celebrity status in Africa in recognition of its outstanding value to bird conservation...
Hells Gate and Mt Longonot National Parks Get Major Face-Lift
Published: 22 Sep, 2009
Forestry and Wildlife Minister Hon Dr Noah Wekesa EGH MP will on Friday September 25, 2009 preside over the branding Hell’s Gate and Mt Longonot national parks in Naivasha. ...
Two Lions to Be Re-Fitted With Tracking Devices In Amboseli National Park
Published: 21 Aug, 2009
Kenya Wildlife Service scientists will from August 16-23, 2009 replace two movement tracking devices on two lions in the Amboseli National Park. The two collars were among five GSM devices fitted on lions in 2007 for purposes of monitoring their movements and understanding human-lion conflict in the Amboseli ecosystem ...
KWS Impounds 1 million Dollar Trophy
Published: 27 Jul, 2009
Approximately 280kg of raw elephant ivory and two 18kg rhino horns totaling 1million USD was impounded at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Tuesday 14, 2009 by Kenya Wildlife Service law enforcement officers in liaison with Customs officers....
KWS Celebrates 20th Ivory burning anniversary
Published: 14 Jul, 2009
Kenya Wildlife Service commemorated the 1989 ivory burning ceremony at the Nairobi National Park on Saturday 18, July 1989. The two decade old past event took a global center stage when an accumulation of 12 tonnes of ivory worth over 1 million USD was torched led by the then President of Kenya H.E Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi...