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allAfrica.com   13 Apr, 2012
More than 300 community rangers will today pass out at the Manyani Law Enforcement Academy after undergoing wildlife conservation training. ...
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Coastweek   30 Mar, 2012
Kenyan Wildlife authorities said on Wednesday that they have killed three suspected poachers in Tsavo National Park and arrested Ethiopian immigrants in Amboseli National Park in the past one week...
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International Daily Newswire   28 Mar, 2012
A wildfire raging in the Mt. Kenya National Park since March 15 finally has been contained by government agencies, military forces, local communities and environmental groups working together. Logs are still smoldering in isolated parts of the forest, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service...
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Associated Press   21 Mar, 2012
Fires that have been raging across Mount Kenya may have been set by poachers trying to create a diversion from their illegal attacks on animals, a wildlife official said Tuesday. Poachers target the elephants that roam the forested slopes of Mount Kenya for their ivory tusks. Robert Njue, the assistant director in charge of the mountain conservation area, said honey hunters may have also started the fires, in order to produce smoke so that they can harvest wild honey. ...
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Daily Nation   21 Mar, 2012
The raging fire in Mt Kenya Forest intensified on Tuesday following another outbreak in previously unaffected areas. Environmentalists on Tuesday warned that the massive destruction of grassland in parts of Mt Kenya and Aberdare forests was likely to affect the flow of water from streams that originate in the area. ...
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allAfrica.com   21 Mar, 2012
Comment OVER 30,000 farmers in Kinango district have petitioned Wildlife minister Dr Noah Wekesa to rein in a rancher in the area for breaking the Tsavo East National Park fence letting elephants into their farms. The farmers also blamed the rancher on the current human-wildlife conflict facing the residents of the semi-arid region saying he had been overstocking the Kenya Meat Commission ranch making him desperate to look for pasture from the park ...
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Sky News   20 Mar, 2012
Interpol is carrying out the largest anti-elephant ivory poaching operation ever mounted following mass killings in Africa. Wildlife agents in 14 different African countries have been raiding outlets and hunting down traders to crack down on the multi-million pound industry. Operation Worthy, as it is being called, is aimed at stifling the increasing demand in illegal elephant ivory, mostly from Asian countries such as China. ...
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Citizen Tv   20 Mar, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Service has enlisted the support of other Kenyan security forces and the local community to contain a forest fire that has destroyed thousands of hectares of forest land in the Mt. Kenya forest. The fire that started over a week ago is yet to be fully contained even though considerable strides have been made to control it in most parts of Mt. Kenya forest. And the KWS Director Dr Julius Kipng'etich is now assuring Kenyans that the fire will be fully contained in the next two to three days....
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allAfrica.com   20 Mar, 2012
The fires destroying Mt Kenya and the Aberdare forest ranges which are two of the country's most important water towers is a national disaster. ...
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Daily Nation   19 Mar, 2012
Fire fighters are struggling to save two of the country’s most important water towers – Mt Kenya Forest and the Aberdares range from raging flames. Less than two months after the Kenya Forest Service warned that the country’s water towers were in danger of fire outbreaks ...
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Daily Nation   18 Mar, 2012
Two weeks ago, a game ranger stumbled upon two dead elephants while on a routine patrol at the Laikipia Nature Conservancy. The mature elephants had been shot in broad daylight and their tusks removed, perhaps an indication of how daring poachers have become. ...
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NTV   17 Mar, 2012
President Mwai Kibaki has officially launched the construction of the Nairobi Southern Bypass, amid controversy that the three-year road project would encroach upon the Nairobi National Park. The Government has said it is talking with the Kenya Wildlife Service to iron out any issues....
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Citizen Tv   16 Mar, 2012
Another massive infrastructure project worth 17.2 billion meant to decongest Nairobi roads has officially kicked off after the commissioning of the southern by-pass by President Mwai Kibaki. However, environmentalists have raised concerns over what they say is a major threat to the world's only national park adjacent to a capital city, the Nairobi National Park… but, the government has downplayed those concerns saying the bypass will only interfere with the edge of the park....
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The Star   15 Mar, 2012
KENYA got a marketing boost at the recently ended International Tourism Bourse in Berlin, when a top German government official endorsed the beach refreshment efforts by the country aimed at revamping one of the destination's key attraction. ...
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Coastweek   14 Mar, 2012
Several families living near Shimba Hills National Reserve in Kwale County have been forced to flee their homes following an invasion by elephants. The families say about 20 jumbos from the reserve have been terrorizing them and destroying their crops at night for the last three days. ...
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allAfrica.com   13 Mar, 2012
More than 70 organisations in the tourism sector have confirmed their participation for this month's "MagicalKenya Travel Fair" that is organised by the Kenya Tourist Board. The fair which opens its doors to visitors on Wednesday at the Sarit Centre, will bring together domestic airlines, hotels, camps, lodges and tour operators, who will showcase their offerings until Sunday. ...
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BIZCommunity.com   13 Mar, 2012
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. On Saturday the scorned woman was Kenya and the culprit was the Cable News Network (CNN), the US cable news channel. On Saturday night, there was a grenade explosion at a busy bus station in Nairobi that killed six people and injured about 63 others - according to latest media reports. Following the attack in Nairobi, CNN immediately broadcast a report about the blast with a graphic headline titled "Violence in Kenya." ...
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The East African    13 Mar, 2012
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is world famous because the South African are masters at marketing. Consider this: Within 18 years of coming out of the Apartheid era, when all they relied on was local tourism, the tourism industry has grown to over 10 million arrivals annually while tourist numbers are growing by more than a million annually. ...
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Daily Nation   12 Mar, 2012
About 900 families in Baringo North District face eviction after their land was taken over by the Kenya Wildlife Service. The affected families live around Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve at Kapluk, Muchungwo, Katibel, Litein, Keturwa, Konoo, Barwessa, Likwon, Kuikui, Marigut and Kinyach villages. ...
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Coastweek   12 Mar, 2012
With the whole of Kenya aware about the recent drought and its heavily publicized campaign to help those of our citizens in dire need, there are other members of our population who unfortunately have not received even a mention of aid. These unaided members are the driving force of Kenya’s economy; they are our proud overseas ambassadors, they generate employment and contribute millions of tourist dollars annually to this country. ...
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