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BBC News   20 Jul, 2010
High in the hills of Kenya's Mau forest, some 20,000 families are facing eviction from their farms - accused of contributing to an ecological disaster which has crippled the country....
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Animal Communication   20 Jul, 2010
Over the last decade African giraffe populations have decreased by about 30 percent due to habitat encroachment, habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, severe poaching, increasing human populations and human-wildlife conflicts. Kenya is home to three sub-species of giraffe, which is the most giraffe sub-species in a single African country....
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Daily Nation   20 Jul, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service has opened a window of investment for people to build 13 lodges in the Tsavo conservation area — the largest protected wilderness in Kenya. Sites for the construction of the lodges will be unveiled in a week at Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Chyullu Hills national parks. ...
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Canadian press   19 Jul, 2010
BANGKOK — A large shipment of illicit ivory has been seized in Thailand after the elephant tusks were smuggled from Africa in pallets labeled as plywood furniture or notepads....
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AFP   19 Jul, 2010
BANGKOK — Thai customs said Friday they had seized smuggled ivory worth more than one million dollars in a shipment sent from Kenya to Bangkok's main international airport....
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Tag International Development   15 Jul, 2010
We are delighted to report that the Tag ID team has successfully landed in Nairobi, Kenya. Our mission while in Kenya is simple – to tell the story of the rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service....
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Daily Nation   15 Jul, 2010
The handing over of public property worth Sh6 billion — illegally acquired by prominent politicians and civil servants — starts on Wednesday in Nairobi....
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Daily Nation   15 Jul, 2010
Grabbed land with a market value of Sh6 billion has been seized by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission. On Wednesday, the anti-corruption agency handed back to the government land worth Sh1.7 billion, which had been stolen from the Forestry ministry and the Kenya Wildlife Service....
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Business Daily   15 Jul, 2010
Local organisations have set up a kitty to boost the Mau forest rehabilitation bid. East African Breweries Limited (EABL), Nation Media Group (NMG), Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Green Belt Movement, and Equity Bank have commissioned an initiative to raise Sh300 million over the next three years, which will be used in the restoration of Mau forest....
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All Africa.com    15 Jul, 2010
National parks and reserves in the country will soon be boasting new eco-lodges in a campaign to encourage domestic tourists to go on safaris....
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Tag International Development   14 Jul, 2010
We are delighted to report that the Tag ID team has successfully landed in Nairobi, Kenya. Our mission while in Kenya is simple – to tell the story of the rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service. Our mission in Kenya Their work is often unheralded, but the rangers do remarkable work. Every day, beautiful wild animals are under threat from poaching. Poaching is a lucrative multi-million dollar industry, and attracts well-armed and dangerous criminal gangs....
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All Africa.com    13 Jul, 2010
Nairobi — The recent visit by Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to Kenya, has reinforced the latter's new foreign policy of closer trade ties with emerging markets in addition to its traditional partners....
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Thomson Reuters Foundation   08 Jul, 2010
NAIROBI (AlertNet) - An unusual sight can be seen these days along the fence of Nairobi National Park, on the outskirts of the capital. Some 200 Kenyan soldiers in military fatigues are digging holes in the hard clay soil, while a female game ranger toting a rifle keeps watch over the soldiers to protect them against unexpected encounters with wildlife. ...
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Bushdrums.com   07 Jul, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service wardens prepare a tranquillised black rhino for ear notching at the Lake Nakuru National Park on March 27, 2008. KWS is electronically tagging endangered black rhinos for individual identification and policing purposes...
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AFP   07 Jul, 2010
BANZENA, Mali — Ali Ag Rhissa, a young Touareg nomad, sits in his tent, his gun ready, on the frontline of one of Mali's battles -- protecting its majestic but dwindling herds of desert elephants....
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Bushdrum.com   07 Jul, 2010
Following hot on the heels of Fly540 airline expanding their safari network in Kenya, Safarilink airline has reacted and also posted new routes and added flights to the tourism trade. ....
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Bushdrum.com   07 Jul, 2010
Though largely brought under control, poaching continues to haunt Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in several parks....
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The Standard   07 Jul, 2010
The sight of a large group of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers jumping out of their vehicles in Garissa town sent a shiver of apprehension across the town....
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Bushdrum.com   07 Jul, 2010
For the cattle herder, it was Newton's third law in practice. Lions north of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve killed a couple of his cows, so he took an equal and opposite reaction and poisoned three lions. The man was arrested and admitted to killing the lions, which is illegal in Kenya....
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Business Daily   02 Jul, 2010
At a workshop for Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wardens and scientists, I lauded the management for the decision to take such a high level workshop to far away Garissa. Most State Agencies don’t. Mombasa, the Coastal city of comfort and leisure, takes preference. ...
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