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UNEP   05 Sep, 2011
The now completed 400 km electrified fence enclosing the Aberdare Conservation Area (ACA) has improved the livelihoods of millions of people in central Kenya, according to an independent study launched today at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi. ...
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Capital FM   05 Sep, 2011
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 – At least one million hectares of land has been carved out for wildlife conservation in the last five years, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Director Julius Kipng’etich said on Monday that the wildlife space had set aside from communal lands in various parts of the country. ...
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KBC   05 Sep, 2011
The Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife has come up with a new policy that will see the ministry take responsibility in wildlife conservation, compensation of wildlife related damages on crops, properties, death and injuries....
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allAfrica.com   05 Sep, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service now wants punitive clauses inserted in the draft Wildlife Policy and Bill to deter poaching and illegal trade in wildlife products. ...
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The EastAfrican    05 Sep, 2011
Kenya plans to expand its national reserves and game parks in order to boost its wildlife numbers. The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has said this will be achieved if the Wildlife Bill 2011 is enacted. ...
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The Standard   24 Aug, 2011
Kenya Wildlife Service Director Julius Kipng’etich says 60 per cent of counties will fail if credible people are not elected to manage their resources. Dr Kipng’etich told the North Rift Investment Conference that success of the counties would depend on the leaders in key positions, such as governors and senators....
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Business Daily   12 Jul, 2011
A two way push by the government to contain human wildlife conflict in North Eastern Kenya could help tame a growing threat to the region’s natural resources due to an influx by refugees and human labour. ...
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news24   12 Jul, 2011
An alleged kingpin in an international wildlife trafficking syndicate which has been linked to illegal trade in rhino horn and lion bones is expected to appear in court on Monday. ...
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KBC   12 Jul, 2011
African governments have been asked to join forces in fighting poaching and environmental crimes as way of protecting their economies. ...
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allAfrica.com   05 Jul, 2011
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Malindi yesterday arrested four fishermen who allegedly used illegal fishing methods to kill an endangered green sea turtle and fish species at Kivulini, in the Indian Ocean....
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allAfrica.com   05 Jul, 2011
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Taveta district have arrested nine suspected poachers and recovered more than 50 kgs of bush meat....
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http://allafrica.com/stories/201106070142.html   07 Jun, 2011
Kenya Wildlife Services personnel in Mwingi arrested two suspected poachers with wild game meat weighting 10 kgs at the weekend. The alleged game hunters, Muthui Mutua and Muthui Mutisya from Mui location in Mwingi Central district, were also found in possession of bows and poisoned arrows...
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Daily Nation   06 Jun, 2011
This year’s Rhino Charge - held on Saturday in the rugged Tugen Hills at Yatya in Baringo County - raised Sh77,311,364. This beats last year’s figure of Sh72,540,232, adding five million to secure another all time record....
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African Conservation Foundation   31 May, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service is working towards curbing human-wildlife conflict. KWS director Julius Kipng'etich said over 490 rangers graduating in August will be dispatched in various stations around the country....
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Coastweek   31 May, 2011
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has successfully carried out a translocation exercise involving a white rhino from the Maasai Mara to the Nairobi National Park....
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Capital News   26 May, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will in the next four months start fencing the expansive Mt Kenya forest following the securing of a Sh1 billion funding....
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Coastweek   26 May, 2011
Power generating company KenGen has donated Sh3 million towards a fundraising-cum-fun event dubbed “To Hell’s Gate on a wheelbarrow” to be held in Hells Gate National Park, Naivasha....
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Wire Service Canada   26 May, 2011
For communities living within and around national parks and reserves, cases of human-wildlife conflict have are a common occurrence. ...
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care2   26 May, 2011
The African Wildlife Foundation has collaborated with key partners in Kenya to plant 25,000 trees for restoration of the critically important Mau Forest....
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YouTube   26 May, 2011
The Kenya Wildlife Service has secured one billion shillings it intends to use in fencing Mount Kenya forest. ...
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