News - 2010
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Rhino Charge 2010 raises Sh 72.5 Million
Published: 07 Jun, 2010
The twenty second edition of Rhino Charge was held on May 31 2010 at the Londuroj Hills, Magadi, Kajiado District. The annual two day off-road motor sport event saw a total of 63 teams participate. The event raised a record Sh72.5 million, beating the 2007 record of Sh68 million...
Kenya Wildlife Service reaches out to Africa in technical training
Published: 31 May, 2010
Emerging and re-emerging diseases some of them pandemic in proportions, pose great threat to biodiversity conservation, public health and livestock industry. For instance, following the recent scare of H5N1 (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza)...
Black Rhinos to be marked and fitted with tracking devices
Published: 28 May, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service scientists will next week mark the ears of black rhinos and fit them with tracking gadgets. The operation, supported by the Narok County Council and the Frankfurt Zoological Society, will take place from June 7th to 12th 2010 at the Maasai Mara National Reserve....
Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) launch a Flyway Training Kit
Published: 18 May, 2010
The Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) project, the largest international wetland and waterbird conservation initiative ever to take place in the African-Eurasian region, on 14th May 2010 launched an innovative Flyway Training Kit at a special presentation during the fourteenth meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. ...
Efforts to save Nairobi National Park gain momentum
Published: 13 May, 2010
Nairobi National Park is set to benefit from a number of initiatives being rolled out by various stakeholders. Being the world’s only wildlife capital located only seven kilometres from the Nairobi City centre, the park and its delicate ecosystem has over the years been exposed to massive environmental risks due to human settlements and other activities. ...
World Migratory Bird Day
Published: 11 May, 2010
World Migratory Bird Day focuses on globally threatened migratory birds On 8-9 May 2010 thousands of people around the world will be attending World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) events which will celebrate bird migration and highlight migratory birds in crisis. ...
Roadmap to save nationally endangered roan antelope
Published: 06 May, 2010
A roadmap to save the nationally critically endangered roan antelope has been started. The national roan antelope conservation task force to steer the formulation of a national conservation and management strategy held its first meeting in Kisumu at the end of last month. ...
Multimillion dollar response to Mau appeal brings restoration hope to Kenya and the region
Published: 05 May, 2010
UNEP pledges support and calls for donor action to meet the USD $ 99 Million Target. Donors on Wednesday May 5, 2010 pledged approximately USD $10 million in support of the Kenyan Government’s appeal to save the vital Mau Forest Complex...
Kenya and Tanzania joint wildlife census results released
Published: 03 May, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service Community Support deworms 650 children through rhino study
Published: 23 Apr, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service community support is popularly known to focus on provision of social amenities based on three pillars of education and health facilities and provision of water. ...