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Business Daily   18 May, 2011
Recent reports showing that ivory smuggling in on the increase are quite alarming. 100 elephant tusks that were seized at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi recently had a market value of over Sh100 million. ...
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eTurbo News   18 May, 2011
Information was received over the weekend from Nairobi that the Kenya Wildlife Service is now set to use sniffer dogs at the seaport of Mombasa, besides already deploying the canine detectives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the Moi International Airport in Mombasa....
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ASNS NEWS   18 May, 2011
After successful rehabilitation of the Meru National Park, the French development agency that funded the project has now set sights on replicating a similar project in Marsabit National Park. ...
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allAfrica.com   06 May, 2011
Visitors to Nakuru County are spoilt for choice as to which of the many attractions they should see....
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Daily Nation   26 Apr, 2011
Lake Nakuru recorded an impressive number of local tourists during the Easter holiday. In an effort to attract more visitors, the park’s management provided subsidised transport to and from Nakuru Town....
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Born Free Foundation    04 Apr, 2011
In two hours the Born Free team led by Victor Nutumah, supported by volunteers from Wildlife Clubs of Kenya and others...
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All Voices   04 Apr, 2011
Thai Customs officials on Friday seized two tonnes of Kenya elephant tusks.Authorities discovered the shipment of ivory on Wednesday, when they searched a container that appeared......
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Daily Nation   04 Apr, 2011
A consignment of elephant tusks shipped from Kenya has been intercepted by authorities in Thailand. The 247 tusks worth over $3.3 million (Sh274 million), and weighing two tonnes were disguised as frozen fish. Kenya Wildlife Service acting public relations officer Esther Walya said they were awaiting information from Thailand ...
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The Standard   23 Mar, 2011
The Tsavo ecosystem is critical for elephant conservation. The national park is home to the largest population of elephants and covers about four percent of Kenya...
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Daily Nation   16 Mar, 2011
The government is losing millions of shillings fighting frequent forest fires in two key water towers in the Mt Kenya region. The fires — most of them started through man’s carelessness — have resulted in huge losses. The actual fire fighting has been costly besides heavy forest resource losses and displacement of wildlife....
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AllAfrica.com   16 Mar, 2011
The government is losing millions of shillings fighting frequent forest fires in two key water towers in the Mt Kenya region....
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France 24   15 Mar, 2011
For many years Southeast Asia had a bountiful supply of elephants to satisfy Thailand's ivory traffickers, but the decimation of the species has seen them turn to Africa for their plunder...
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UNEP   07 Mar, 2011
The strategy will guide efforts to conserve and manage sea turtles and their habitats in Kenya. The main tools in the implementation of this strategy include advocacy, communication, education, public awareness, targeted research and monitoring, and threat mitigation....
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The Standard   17 Feb, 2011
When he was recruited as a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger in 2007, Cyrus Mbogo wanted to fight poachers. Not that this changed. With a decline in poaching in North Eastern Province (NEP), Mbogo has opted to use music to spread the message of wildlife conservation....
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Yahoo News   17 Feb, 2011
TSAVO NATIONAL PARK, Kenya (AFP) – Despite increased poaching and a recent severe drought, Kenya has recorded a rise in elephant population in its flagship park, wildlife authorities announced Saturday....
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YouTube   16 Feb, 2011
A historic wildlife population census has kicked off at the Tsavo and Tanzania national parks. During the one-week long exercise, Kenya wildlife service officials will count the big five animals and big birds to enhance their protection....
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YouTube   19 Jan, 2011
The Nationwide recruitment of 500 Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers kicked off today at city stadium in Nairobi. Hundreds of citizen turned up to take part in the exercise that saw only 16 members of the public qualifying to proceed for further training at Manyani training school. The exercise was conducted in partnership with the Kenya Airport Authority....
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AFP   19 Jan, 2011
A Chinese national pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Kenyan court to charges of illegal possession of 65 kilogrammes (156 pounds) of ivory with which he was arrested at the country's main international airport....
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Capital FM   18 Jan, 2011
The nationwide recruitment of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers kicked off on Monday morning at the City Stadium. The two-week exercise will see 500 recruits join KWS and will among other things be deployed to deal with security, poaching and human wildlife conflict....
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Reuters   17 Jan, 2011
Kenya has recovered 81 elephant tusks in the northern part of the country where it is trying to contain a new wave of poaching, officials said on Saturday. Weighing 249 kg and valued at 2.5 million shillings ($30,830), the tusks and two rhino horns were recovered by a special team of rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service and detectives in a Friday night operation....
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