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The Standard   21 Sep, 2010
Kenya's first eco friendly tourism residential development project takes shape today, with the ground-breaking ceremony in Watamu in Kilifi County....
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Tehran Times   21 Sep, 2010
A new species of elephant shrew, a long-nosed, insect eating mammal native to Africa, was spotted scampering through a remote forest in Kenya. ...
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The Beacon Herald   21 Sep, 2010
A mysterious pig-like animal has been spotted in Africa, and scientists believe it might be a new species. Grace Wambui, a conservationist with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), spotted an elephant shrew she didn't recognize in the Boni-Dodori forest on the coast of northeastern Kenya. ...
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Daily Nation   21 Sep, 2010
The Government will not relent in its effort to rehabilitate the controversial Mau complex if the country’s ecosystem is to be sustained. Forestry and Wildlife Minister Noah Wekesa said one of the efforts being put in place to restore the country's top water tower was to evict settlers in critical catchment areas that are a source of livelihood to millions of Kenyans. ...
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Bushdrums.com   15 Sep, 2010
The labels read "avocados". But when inspectors from Kenya's wildlife service cracked open 12 wooden boxes on August 21 at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport they discovered two tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns, the latest in a series of major hauls by authorities around the world....
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Coastweek.com   14 Sep, 2010
Medical insurance provider Resolution Health East Africa is the latest corporate organisation to adopt and name a wild animal at the Nairobi Animal Orphanage. Resolution Health East Africa CEO Peter Nduati and staff named the seven-year-old cheetah ‘Misty Harmony’ in honour of the company’s latest product to be launched. ...
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Capital FM Kenya   14 Sep, 2010
Kenya ranks among the world’s top wildlife destinations - a million and a half visitors a year boost our economy by 12 percent. But the swelling arrivals are flooding to our parks to the point of congestion....
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The Standard   14 Sep, 2010
Kenya hosts an international conference to review her wealth on biodiversity and create a comprehensive conservation framework....
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Mail & Guardian online   14 Sep, 2010
The labels read "avocados". But when inspectors from Kenya's wildlife service cracked open 12 wooden boxes on August 21 at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport they discovered two tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns, the latest in a series of major hauls by authorities around the world. ...
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Kenya Forestry   14 Sep, 2010
With a miserable forest cover of about two per cent coupled with other issues of climate change, Kenya faces numerous environmental challenges that have adversely affected the ecosystem and livelihoods....
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New Africa Analysis   14 Sep, 2010
A wild orphaned Cheetah has been given another chance at life, following its adoption by medical insurance provider Resolution Health East Africa (RHEA). The 7 year old Cheetah was named ‘Misty Harmony’ by the company’s chief executive and staff....
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World Energy Media   14 Sep, 2010
The conference will bring together conservation scientists, planners, graduate students, managers and policy makers to coordinate species inventories and map Kenya’s biodiversity....
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Westport Patch   31 Aug, 2010
When Westport lawyer Ken Bernhard got his master's degree in criminal law, he had no idea the skills he learned would help him save wild elephants from illegal poaching in east Africa....
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CNN   31 Aug, 2010
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Kenya authorities have sentenced a Chinese national to 18 months in prison for possession of illegal ivory, the country's wildlife service said....
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coast weekly   31 Aug, 2010
Coastweek-- A Chinese national was yesterday jailed for 18 months for possession of illegal ivory barely a day after the weekend seizure of 2 tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns....
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AFRIQUE AVENIR   31 Aug, 2010
Chinese national jailed by Kenyan court over seized illegal ivory August 26th, 2010 in News, Non classé 74 views APA-Nairobi (Kenya) A Chinese national has been jailed for 18 months by a Kenyan court for possession of illegal ivory, barely a day after last weekend’s seizure of 2 tonnes of ivory and five rhino horns destined for Malaysia, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) discloses here Thursday....
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The Standard Newspaper   31 Aug, 2010
A column of grey dust spirals in a storm behind a tourist van speeding along a winding, rugged road in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park....
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The Standard Newspaper   31 Aug, 2010
Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) expects the peaceful referendum to boost tourism and that visitor numbers this year may surpass 2007 record, the board’s Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa has said....
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EDGE   31 Aug, 2010
The hirola is a very special antelope and is often referred to as a “living fossil”. Diverging from its closest relatives about five and a half million years ago, it is the sole survivor of a formerly diverse group and is now Critically Endangered. ...
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BlackTv247 News   30 Aug, 2010
NAIROBI, Kenya — Wildlife officers seized two tons of elephant ivory and five rhino horns at Kenya’s main airport that were to be illegally shipped to Malaysia, an official said Tuesday....
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