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News.com   23 Jul, 2010
Rural Africans often face problems trying to co-exist with wildlife. Baboons steal food. Elephants stampede through their crops. And the animals are also under stress, as their habitat is lost to human settlement...
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Afrique en ligne   21 Jul, 2010
Kinshasa, DR Congo - Since being fingered as one of the countries promoting illegal trade in Ivory, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has vowed tost rengthened the struggle against the trade....
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Reuters   21 Jul, 2010
FAO non-lethal 'toolkit' for deterring wild animals * Pepper stray instead of guns to fight elephants ABIDJAN, July 19 (Reuters) - Farmers whose crops are raided by wild animals like elephants should try driving them away with pepper spray, using guard donkeys or booby trapping food with snakes, the U.N. said on Monday....
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Daily nation   21 Jul, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service has launched a conservation programme to restock the national parks. Conservation researchers expressed concern at what they called alarming rate at which wild cats across the regional migratory corridors are dwindling. Senior KWS scientist Charles Musyoki told a workshop at the KWS headquarters in Nairobi that the rapid decline of wild cats is caused by prolonged drought and limited roaming areas. ...
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eTN   21 Jul, 2010
eTN) A number of championship golf courses across Kenya, several of them within or just outside the country’s capital city of Nairobi, have prompted added promotional activities to attract golfers from across the world to come to the country and play "safari golf" on the many upcountry courses and sample world-class courses like Muthaiga, Royal Windsor, and other more recent additions, even at the coast. ...
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allfrica.com   21 Jul, 2010
Nairobi — The Maasai Mara has lost almost 60 per cent of its large animals, including lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhinos, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme....
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allfrica.com   21 Jul, 2010
Nairobi — The Kenya Wildlife Service has introduced a digital animal tracking system, in a bid to reduce human-wildlife conflict....
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Youtube   21 Jul, 2010
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Daily Nation.   21 Jul, 2010
Kenya has become a safe route for cartels involved in illegal ivory trade. Investigations have, however, cleared Kenya of being the source of elephant tusks and ivory products seized in parts of the world in recent months....
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Bushdrum.com   21 Jul, 2010
Tourism stakeholders in Kenya are preparing for a second battle, when after vowing to advocate against a rise in visa fees, it became known that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was also eyeing a major increase in park entrance fees, which could reach US$90 per person, per day, in key parks during the high season....
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Tom wilt News   20 Jul, 2010
Cave elephant resurfaces with new survival tactics The lure of salt draws a unique group of elephants deep into the belly of Mt Elgon National Park. For thousands of years the cave elephant has been trekking to Kitum cave and smaller caverns at the base of the mountain to mine salt....
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eTN   20 Jul, 2010
Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetang’ula on Monday said he is going to seek Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s intervention over last year's move by government to halve tourist visa fees. ...
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eTN   20 Jul, 2010
(eTN) It is a sight to behold when coming from Nairobi or Limuru and approaching the high cliffs of the Great African Rift Valley – Mount Longonot rising from the floor of the surrounding valley and the neighboring satellite transmission station named after the mountain....
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   20 Jul, 2010
Cave elephant resurfaces with new survival tactics The lure of salt draws a unique group of elephants deep into the belly of Mt Elgon National Park. For thousands of years the cave elephant has been trekking to Kitum cave and smaller caverns at the base of the mountain to mine salt....
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Africa conservation Foundation   20 Jul, 2010
Nairobi — Tanzania has vowed to go ahead with plans to construct a $480-million highway through the Serengeti National Park, despite worldwide protests from conservationist groups. Minister for Natural Resources and ...
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Wirldlife conflicts   20 Jul, 2010
Yesterday we had our second meeting on pesticide poisoning at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Pesticide Control Products Board (PCPB). The Task Force on pesticides and their effects on the environment is discussing the impact of pesticides especially carbofuran....
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world countries   20 Jul, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service has launched a conservation programme to restock the national parks. Conservation researchers expressed concern at what they called alarming rate at which wild cats across the regional migratory corridors are dwindling....
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Happy kennel   20 Jul, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service has introduced a digital animal tracking system, in a bid to reduce human-wildlife conflict. ...
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The East Africa    20 Jul, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service has introduced a digital animal tracking system, in a bid to reduce human-wildlife conflict. By last week, KWS in partnership with the University of the Netherlands had fitted five lions at the Amboseli National Park with GSM-enabled collars....
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Maasai prevention trust   20 Jul, 2010
One of the most difficult jobs’s that Maasailand Preservation Trust game scout is to curb illegal wildlife hunting.Such operations are weary and risky. Most of the poachers are armed with poisoned arrows and machetes, with a sole aim of killing wildlife for commercial and domestic use. ...
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