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The Standard   07 Jun, 2010
Restoration of the world’s ecosystems could provide the key to reducing poverty, creating jobs and improving food security....
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The Standard   07 Jun, 2010
Kenya Wildlife Service Director Julius Kipng’etich (left) and Head of Resource Mobilisation Edward Wanyonyi at the ‘Wheelbarrow Race’ launch in Hellsgate, Naivasha,...
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The Standard   07 Jun, 2010
Since Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, adopted his equivalent in the jungle, a cheetah, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has lined up more animals for adoption. The adoption at the Nairobi orphanage and Safari walk is meant to conserve wildlife and diversify KWS revenue base....
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The Standard   07 Jun, 2010
A poacher has been shot dead and two fresh elephant tusks recovered. Kenya Wildlife Service rangers also recovered two AK 47 rifles and 73 bullets. KWS Warden in Charge of Kora National Park Mark Cheruiyot said the elderly man is believed to be part of poachers in the park. ...
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The Standard   07 Jun, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) under whose custody the mugumo tree that housed a jungle ‘post office’ for the Mau Mau falls, has gazetted it as a national monument....
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Kenya Conservation Trust   07 Jun, 2010
The Tsavo is timeless. It is one of Kenya’s most stunning national parks, unrivaled in its diversity of landscapes and wildlife. “Tsavo West is my favourite park,” says Jamal Din, who has operated a petrol station for close to 20 years by the park gate at Mtito Andei, the half way town between Mombasa and Nairobi. ...
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Bushdrum.com   07 Jun, 2010
Tsavo is Kenya’s largest national park and at 20,812 square kilometres almost rivals Rwanda in its size. Home to an incredibly diverse array of landscapes and wildlife the park is unrivalled in its biodiversity....
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The Indianapolis Prize   07 Jun, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Relentless in his lifelong devotion to the elephants’ survival, Save the Elephants founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Ph.D....
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The Standard   07 Jun, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) has allayed fears that poaching of elephants is rampant in the country....
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The Standard   07 Jun, 2010
There is, sadly, neither justification nor practical reason to allow plunder of any item meant to benefit the larger majority and also ensure survival of an entire animal or plant species....
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The NewYork times   07 Jun, 2010
Three-quarters of Kenya's annual visitors are tourists, and most head straight from Nairobi to the national parks and reserves in hopes of seeing the Big Five -- a lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros....
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Metro News   07 Jun, 2010
SOYSAMBU, Kenya - A senior Kenyan wildlife official says about 7,000 zebras and wildebeests are being moved to one of the country's premier game parks to restore the balance of predators and prey disrupted by last year's drought. ...
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Conde Nast Traveler   04 Jun, 2010
After two decades of relative stability, Africa's elephants are once again in the crosshairs of poachers eager to feed the growing international demand for ivory....
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Earth Times   27 May, 2010
Hanoi - Vietnamese customs inspectors have discovered more than a ton of elephant tusks hidden in a shipping container full of snail shells from Africa, an official said Wednesday....
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NY Daily News   27 May, 2010
OL PEJETA, Kenya - The text message from the elephant flashed across Richard Lesowapir's screen: Kimani was heading for neighboring farms. The huge bull elephant had a long history of raiding villagers' crops during the harvest, sometimes wiping out six months of income at a time. But this time a mobile phone card inserted in his collar sent rangers a text message....
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The Standard   25 May, 2010
Last week we discussed the ills of taking your child to the wrong entertainment spots such as the bar....
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Nation   24 May, 2010
A Korean who operates gambling businesses in Nairobi is in police custody in connection with illegal ivory trade. He was arrested hours after police impounded a lorry ferrying 48 elephant tusks and seven tonnes of sandalwood....
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e Turbo News   24 May, 2010
Kenya has started a no tolerance policy against poaching and is cracking down hard in order to protect its lucrative tourism business, which depends on an intact environment and sizeable wildlife numbers....
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Time    24 May, 2010
For the cattle-herder, it was Newton's Third Law in practice. Lions north of Kenya's Maasai 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. But he got off scot free after a local politician reportedly intervened on his behalf. ...
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Daily Nation   20 May, 2010
Security agents in Nyeri are closing in on a network of poachers smuggling wildlife trophies from conservancies in the area. Mr Robert Njue, the Kenya Wildlife Service assistant director in charge of the Mt Kenya region, said a prime suspect in the cartel has been arrested and is helping with investigations....
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