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Coastweek    23 Oct, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the government is considering allowing trained and vetted community rangers carry firearms to help secure wildlife outside protected areas. ...
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allAfrica   22 Oct, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Services has blamed livestock grazers in ranches bordering the Tsavo National Park for poaching. KWS assistant director in-charge of the Tsavo ecosystem, Wilson Korir, said some of the herders collude with the poachers to kill elephants in the ranches....
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China Daily   22 Oct, 2012
Paul Muya, a deputy spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service, is concerned every time he sees reports about the booming wealth of China's middle class. He wonders if the growing affluence will whet appetites for wildlife products and fuel the poaching ...
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KBC   22 Oct, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wardens have arrested three suspected poachers in Voi district and recovered two AK 47 rifles and 476 rounds of ammunition. The suspects were arrested in a Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) ranch near Mackinnon ...
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eTurboNews   22 Oct, 2012
This experience prepared him to take up the role of the CEO of a government agency that has both uniformed and non-uniformed members of staff. His appointment as Executive Director of Kenya Wildlife Service is a culmination of his public service in Kenya....
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FRANCE 24   16 Oct, 2012
A Kenya Wildlife Services ranger unpacks elephant tusks that were part of an ivory haul seized in August 2010 as it transited through Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi. Tanzania, home to one of the world's largest elephant populations, has again asked ...
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Coastweek   16 Oct, 2012
Kenya’s Cabinet on Thursday passed wildlife and mineral bills and policies to speed up the conservation of the country’s wildlife resources and also to recognize the rapid expansion and importance of mining in the country....
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China.org.cn   16 Oct, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said the government is considering allowing trained and vetted community rangers carry firearms to help secure wildlife outside protected areas. KWS says scenes of 1970s and 1980s when poaching was a serious menace, and ...
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Diplomat   15 Oct, 2012
Julius Kipng'etich who has been a long serving member of the equity Bank Kenya Board of directors has joined the bank as the chief operating officer ...
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allAfrica.com   10 Oct, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Services has donated Sh15 million for the construction of a dormitory at Maktau Secondary School in Mwatate. Residents of Maktau have been at the centre of a long conflict with KWS over human wildlife conflict caused by marauding elephants from Tsavo East and West National parks....
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Capital FM    09 Oct, 2012
President Mwai Kibaki on Friday appointed William Kibet Kiprono as the new Director of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)....
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allAfrica.com   07 Oct, 2012
The delayed enactment of the Wildlife Bill and Policy 2010 has been blamed for the human-wildlife conflict. Conservationists say the law will alleviate the suffering of communities in wildlife conflict hotspots and ensure deterrent penalties to save the endangered elephants and rhinos from poachers. ...
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eTN   06 Oct, 2012
Making a visit in Tanzanian wildlife parks, elephants make one out of five attractions tourists would like to watch, as a herd of jumbos stride elegantly with their calves between them....
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allAfrica.com   05 Oct, 2012
Residents of Igembe North in Meru county have asked Kenya Wildlife Service to capture a lion and its cub that have posed a danger to them and are killing their livestock....
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KTN   04 Oct, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service CEO, Julius Kipng'tich resigns...
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Global Travel Industry News   04 Oct, 2012
(eTN) - The Board of Trustees of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) announced yesterday that Mr. Peter Leitoro, who held the position as Director for Security at KWS for the past 7 years, has been appointed to act as Chief Executive of the organization ...
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AMREF   04 Oct, 2012
AMREF Flying Doctors Control Centre received a request from the Kenya Wildlife Service on the morning of 26 September 2012. A 40 year old man had been attacked by a rabid Hyena while trying to save a woman from the vicious animal. As a result he had sustained serious injuries on the face, head, both arms and hands....
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Xinhua   03 Oct, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) said on Monday that the agency is holding a suspected ivory dealer who was arrested with two pieces of raw ivory and four imitations of ivory in Nairobi....
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Telegraph.co.uk   15 Aug, 2012
"We have rescued eight survivors," said Simon Gitau, a senior warden with the Kenya Wildlife Service. "All of them were in the helicopter that crashed, but did not catch fire." The survivors were on board one of the two helicopters reported missing and...
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The Standard Digital News   15 Aug, 2012
He recounted the challenges he experienced in the daylong operation together with personnel from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). Having participated in other rescue operations before, Simpson said his knowledge of the area was crucial in the whole ...
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