News - 2010
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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. ...
Kenya Wildlife Service scientist to testify before US congress
Published: 09 Feb, 2010
Kenya’s campaign against trade in elephant ivory moved into top gear last evening when a Kenya Wildlife Service senior scientist left for Washington DC to testify about wildlife issues before a US Congress committee. The testimony on Thursday February 11, 2010 at 2pm by Mr Patrick Omondi, the KWS Head of Species Conservation and Management, ...
INTERPOL supports best practice training in Kenya to combat wildlife crime
Published: 09 Feb, 2010
TSAVO WEST, Kenya – Pilots with the Kenyan Wildlife Service Airwing have participated in a five-day safety and proficiency training course supported by INTERPOL and the Lindbergh Foundation to maintain their existing skills and improve techniques in emergency maneuvers for their demanding work....