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The Zimbabwean   03 Jan, 2012
Despite intensive protection efforts from field rangers and conservation bodies, there has been a dramatic 33% increase in poaching since 2010, when 333 rhinos were poached in South Africa. Furthermore, the poaching crisis is not limited to South Africa, with recent incidents in Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe....
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Daily Nation   03 Jan, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service has raised the park entry fees by 33 per cent to $80 (Sh6,800) from $60 (Sh5,100) previously. This is the second time that the tariffs are being increased, as part of a two-phase plan first implemented in January 2011 where the rates were raised to $75 (Sh6,375) up from $60 (Sh5,100)…....
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The Standard   29 Dec, 2011
Cruise tourism along the East Africa coast suffered a major blow this year despite a surge in the global scene this year. Kenya, which lies on the western Indian Ocean rim, suffered the most with only two calls by international cruise liners this year...
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Business Daily   29 Dec, 2011
Two berths at the Mombasa port will be rehabilitated to accommodate cruise ships as Kenya prepares to increase its earnings from the lucrative tourism segment coast. The plans were shelved two years ago when piracy attacks cast doubt over the future of the business...
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The standard   29 Dec, 2011
When celebrities and some of the richest men in the world visit Kenya, they often tour private conservancies. PETER MUIRURI finds out who benefits from the conservancies. It may have escaped the notice of many, but a brief note posted in a number of travel websites announced the closure of Shompole Lodge...
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NTVKENYA   29 Dec, 2011
Angry residents in the area took on the beasts they claim have been terrorising them for months now. The killings come after failed attempts by area residents to have Kenya Wildlife Service take action. NTV's Aby Agina has more on that story....
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Times of Zambia    28 Dec, 2011
The media should vigorously market tourism as Zambia and Zimbabwe prepare to co-host the 20th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) general assembly in 2013.Information, Broadcasting and Tourism Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga said there was need for the media to aggressively market the vast tourism products in Zambia ahead of the meeting. …………...
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The Star   28 Dec, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service is under great pressure to give up more than 100 acres of prime conservation land inside the Nairobi National Park for construction of the Nairobi Southern Bypass linking Mombasa Road to the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. This has emerged barely three weeks after Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta signed a Sh15.9 billion loan deal with the Chinese Export-Import Bank for construction of the road, which will be built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation. The 28.6km dual carriageway exiting Mombasa Road at Ole Sereni Hotel and entering the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway at Kikuyu town is expected to arc into the Nairobi National Park at Wilson Airport………………………...
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Africa Science News Service   28 Dec, 2011
young albino elephant was born recently in Amboseli National Park. This was an unusual sighting in the famous park whose elephants are the world’s longest studied. The Kenya Wildlife Service team and other scientists based in the park are closely monitoring any developments. ………...
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Daily Nation   27 Dec, 2011
A haul of 727 elephant tusks valued at more than Sh200 million was on Thursday seized at Mombasa port. The tusks were concealed in a 20-foot container destined for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. ...
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Daily Nation    27 Dec, 2011
Thirty tourists escaped death narrowly after the boat they were riding in capsized off the Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa on Christmas Day....
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The Star   27 Dec, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service is under great pressure to give up more than 100 acres of prime conservation land inside the Nairobi National Park for construction of the Nairobi Southern Bypass linking Mombasa Road to the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. This has emerged barely three weeks after Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta signed a Sh15.9 billion loan deal with the Chinese Export-Import Bank for construction of the road, which will be built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation....
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NAM News Network   26 Dec, 2011
NAIROBI, Dec 22 (NNN-KBC) -- Nairobi National Park, the only protected area in the world close to a capital city, has been expanded by more than 100 acres through the signing of Kenya's first voluntary easement deal. ...
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The Standard    23 Dec, 2011
What is suspected to be the largest ever ivory haul has been impounded at the port of Mombasa. ...
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Capital Fm   23 Dec, 2011
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 21 – Nairobi National Park has been expanded by more than 100 acres through the signing of Kenya’s first voluntary easement deal. To counter the alarming decline of Africa’s wildlife and habitat due to development and land fragmentation, John Keen, 86, and his family have protected their land through the conveyance of an environmental easement to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)……….....
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Daily Nation   23 Dec, 2011
By making 100 acres available for the expansion of the Nairobi National Park, veteran political John Keen has left no doubt that he thinks beyond himself and has future generations in mind………….....
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Reuters   22 Dec, 2011
MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya seized 727 pieces of ivory in a container destined for Asia, a customs official said, the latest in a wave of ivory hauls in the east African country. ...
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Daily Nation   16 Dec, 2011
Kenya Wildlife Service veterinary doctors are conducting a post-mortem examination to establish what caused the death of one of the rarest pigmy hippos at the Nairobi Safari Walk. The secretive hippo named Elizabeth, was one of the two donated to Kenya Wildlife Service in the 70s by the former Liberian president William Tubman, died on Monday night under mysterious circumstances….....
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The Telegraph    16 Dec, 2011
A marked increase in rhino horn poaching has been blamed on the growing Chinese population in Africa. On safari in Kenya, Jessica Hatcher seeks the perspective of some of China's richest and most infuential figures …………...
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