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Nation   19 May, 2010
Protecting the endangered rhino is becoming an expensive business for the Kenya Wildlife Service which has to mobilise massive resources to protect the animal from poachers...
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Allafrica.com   12 May, 2010
Nairobi — Efforts are being made to establish whether the two tonnes of elephant ivory tusks seized in Vietnam originated from Kenya.a...
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Daily Nation   12 May, 2010
Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga has urged neighbouring Tanzania to destroy its stockpiled ivory amounting to 90 tonnes to curb poaching....
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The Citizen   12 May, 2010
In a move that clearly shows Tanzania is still determined to sell its 90-tonne ivory stockpile, the government yesterday rejected a suggestion by Kenya to burn the haul....
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Daily Nation   12 May, 2010
Security agencies and the Kenya Wildlife Service have launched investigations to establish the source of two tonnes of elephant tusks seized in Vietnam....
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Practical Action   10 May, 2010
A new fence for a park in Kenya has been unveiled. A fence which has been designed to reduce conflict between humans and wildlife and conserve the land has been unveiled in Kenya, it is reported...
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Daily Business   10 May, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service is targeting transit passengers to grow revenues from visits to the Nairobi National Park. “What we are trying to do is to have passengers get out of the planes, come over to the park, have lunch, do some shopping in town and then go back,” Mr Julius Kipng’etich, the CEO of KWS, said....
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The Standard Newspaper   06 May, 2010
It is the perfect case of sending a thief to catch a thief. Conservation NGOs in conjunction with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) are sending reformed poachers back to the bush to catch poachers....
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Capital Fm Kenya   03 May, 2010
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30 – Kenya and Tanzania have recorded an 83 percent reduction of large herbivores over the last three years, according to a new census. ...
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Coastweek.com   03 May, 2010
elephant population remained relatively stable with 1,087 in the year 2000, 1,090 in 2002, 967 in 2007 compared to the current population of 1,266. ...
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All africa   15 Apr, 2010
Nairobi — With poachers and human encroachment on rangeland growing by the day, animal populations are rapidly diminishing in Kenya. And none is more affected than the black rhino....
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GAZZETE   15 Apr, 2010
Following the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species on Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) held in Qatar, Botswana has threatened to pull out of the convention, and remove elephants from the list of species under protection....
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Standard Newspaper   14 Apr, 2010
Canopies of magnificent indigenous trees engulf us as we venture into the only local tropical rainforest....
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The Standard Newspaper   14 Apr, 2010
Conservationists are celebrating the recent Government decision to freeze development of tourist facilities in Masai Mara game reserve until a long-term management plan for the entire ecosystem is formulated....
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BBC News   14 Apr, 2010
Governments, conservationists and pro-trade groups have been trying to make what capital they can from their respective "victories" at last month's meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). But, asks Mark Jones, is the 37-year-old convention successfully doing the job it was established to do?...
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AllAfrica   08 Apr, 2010
Nairobi — Even after successfully waging a campaign that saw the defeat of a proposal for a one-troff ivory sale by Tanzania and Zambia, Kenya is considering various ways of disposing of its own stockpiles....
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The EastAfrican   08 Apr, 2010
The recent decision at the Cites meet to prevent Tanzania from selling its ivory stockpile worth $20 million as a step in the right direction. Had Tanzania been given the nod, not only would this have endangered the country’s jumbos ...
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The EastAfrican   08 Apr, 2010
Even after successfully waging a campaign that saw the defeat of a proposal for a one- off ivory sale by Tanzania and Zambia, Kenya is considering various ways of disposing of its own stockpiles....
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KBC   08 Apr, 2010
The annual Sotokoto Safari Marathon Tuesday received a boost after the main sponsors, Sotokoto Bank of Japan, donated Ksh 1.5 million towards this year's event....
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Capital FM   31 Mar, 2010
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has said although the wildlife population in the country was increasing, it could become unsustainable in the future. ...
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