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allAfrica.com   14 Feb, 2012
Low rainfall and a rocky terrain have not dampened the hopes of many farmers in Kimalel area of Baringo County. The soils in the semi-arid area may be unsuitable for production of many crops, but they are just perfect for the aloe vera. Besides livestock keeping -- the main source of income locally -- farmers are diversifying to aloe vera production to earn additional money to improve their livelihood. ...
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The Star   13 Feb, 2012
A man suspected to have fed his relatives with poisoned meat has been detained for three days for investigations. Gilbert Nguyo did not take plea when he appeared in court and was ordered detained at Kerugoya police station so police can complete investigations. The prosecutor said told the court that there are a few things police wanted to clarify with the suspect. ...
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The Star   10 Feb, 2012
The Protected Area Agencies implementing and grassroots communities benefiting from the Mount Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Programme have hailed its interventions for supporting conservation and improving livelihoods in its targeted areas in the ecosystem. ...
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The Star   10 Feb, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service has been offered 1.8 billion shillings compensation to allow the Southern bypassroad cut through the Nairobi National Park. Roads Permanent Secretary MichaelKamau says it will be payment for the 150 acres to be hived off from the park. The28.6km dual carriageway connects Mombasa Road from Ole Sereni Hotel to LangataRoad and cuts through Kikuyu to Nakuru Highway....
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TravelComments.com   10 Feb, 2012
Kenya's wildlife authority, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), has released the first issue of its e-science bulletin "The Wildlife Researcher" (pdf) to share information with internal and external customers on a number of research works and research-oriented activities being undertaken in Kenya to meet the KWS mandate as spelt out the wildlife law and expounded in the KWS strategic plan. Further issues of "The Wildlife Researcher" will be produced on quarterly basis. ...
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The Star   09 Feb, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service has been offered Sh1.8 billion as compensation to allow the Southern bypass road to cut through the Nairobi National Park. Roads PS Michael Kamau this is “reparation” for the 150 acres to be hived off the park. He said they explored other options including digging a tunnel to save the park, but they were not viable. “This is not compensation. It's like reparation and will help KWS acquire more land to extend the park in the south,” he said. ...
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The Star   08 Feb, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Service had launched a massivedrive to kick out illegal herders from the Kora National Park. The operation, being led by warden-in-charge Wilson Njue kicked off on Friday. By yesterday, thousands of animals have been driven out....
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YouTube   07 Feb, 2012
Seven men were on Monday morning arrested as they harvested trees in Isinya. Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Forest Service personnel also impounded a lorry load of logs from the Kisaju area of Isinya....
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Daily Nation   06 Feb, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has introduced a new web application system that will enable its board of trustees to run operations without paper. The system is part of a green strategy adopted by the service in its endeavour to go green and enhance efficiency using technology. ...
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The Star   06 Feb, 2012
THE Kenya Wildlife Service hasre-introduced 20 black rhinos at the Ruma National Park topromote tourism in the Western circuit. The species, which are now endangered, were in the park in the 1950s but were relocated due topoaching. Forestry and Wildlife minister NoahWekesa said the rhinos have been sourced from the Mugie RhinoSanctuary and Solio Ranch in laikipia to conserve them and to attract tourists....
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The Star   06 Feb, 2012
KIMATHI University College of Technology has started acquiring wild animals for its expansive forest. And yesterday, more than 20 animals, mostly zebra, were put behind the electric fence during the first day of the exercise. More animals of different species will be translocated to the forest by end of the month...
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Environment News Service   19 Jan, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Police are pursuing suspects believed to have fatally shot a community ranger and seriously injured another during a shoot-out near Voi town. On Friday morning, the Kenya Wildlife Service received information from Rukinga Ranch that gunshots had been heard from within the ranch….. ...
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Africa News   19 Jan, 2012
A community is accusing the African world life Foundation, The Nature conservancy, Kenya Wildlife Service and others for continuously trampling on their rights and scheming to illegally evict the Samburu people from their land(kisargei/Elan downs in Laikipia East District. The Community has appealed on the Centre for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy CIHRA to pursue any legal means necessary to hold those accountable for the current unlawful actions against this poor and marginalized Samburu community….....
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Mongabay .com   18 Jan, 2012
Abdullahi Mohammed, an wildlife ranger, was killed in the line of duty in Kenya this weekend by elephant poachers. A ranger with the conservation organization Wildlife Works, Mohammed was shot by poachers in Wildlife Works Kasigau Corridor project, a REDD program (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation)...
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Environment News Service   18 Jan, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Police are pursuing suspects believed to have fatally shot a community ranger and seriously injured another during a shoot-out near Voi town. On Friday morning, the Kenya Wildlife Service received information from Rukinga Ranch that gunshots had been heard from within the ranch. ...
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MYsinchew.com   18 Jan, 2012
Proudly pointing to her newly bought T-shirt, Sarah Mukei reads out animals printed on the front, a treasured souvenir of a family's trip from her home in Kenya's capital to Nairobi's national park. "Elephant, lion, buffalo and rhino, leopard," the 10-year old reads, adding she had just seen three of the "big five" animals listed. ...
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Daily Nation   09 Jan, 2012
A new strategy to manage traders and improve security along the coastline has started to yield results with more tourists willing to visit the beaches instead of staying in hotels.A plan to streamline beach operations—which were a perennial source of conflict between beach operators and the government— has also started taking shape, courtesy of the Sh150 million Beach Management Programme pilot programme. ...
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allAfrica.com   09 Jan, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service is looking to increase the number of visitors and revenues in national parks by inviting investors to put up luxury accommodation. ...
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The Standard   03 Jan, 2012
To help conserve Kenya’s amazing wildlife, landscapes & ecosystems we wish to inform all our esteemed customers we wish to inform all our esteemed customers, stakeholders & the general public that we have revised our conservation fees with effect from 1st January ,2012…....
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