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The Standard   08 Oct, 2009
A mention of hell conjures up images of fire and eternal suffering as opposed to heaven and its depiction of bliss and plenty. So, a hell exists in the Rift Valley, so named because of the "hot" activities there. Forces from the earth’s belly push hot steam and geysers from deep underground and the activities are ceaseless ...
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The Standard   07 Oct, 2009
A charging elephant almost ended her life barely a year after she was employed as a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger over a decade ago....
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Nation Daily   06 Oct, 2009
Kenya Wildlife Service has adopted a new marketing strategy to boost tourism in four of its less performing national parks. Among them is the use of unique terrains and forests as attraction features to potential visitors. ...
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Daily Nation   30 Sep, 2009
Kenya wants a total ban on ivory trade after a big consignment of tusks was intercepted as it was smuggled out through the country’s main airport....
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Business Daily   29 Sep, 2009
Animals are becoming bolder and more violent as the effects of climate change take their toll on them. Hippopotamus have been witnessed eating fruits on farms such as pawpaws and bananas, while elephants have become more violent. Dr Judith Nyunja, a senior scientist at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), said some animals were altering their behaviour to adapt to the changing climate. ...
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The Standard   28 Sep, 2009
Most illegal ivory from Kenya heads to China, placing elephants and rhinos at risk, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has said. Some 90 per cent of the illegal ivory is exported to China, which offers a lucrative market. ...
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BBC   28 Sep, 2009
Smoke rises from fires in Kenya's Mau forest. The destruction of the canopy by farmers and loggers has triggered an environmental disaster - with millions of people downstream suffering from water shortages. ...
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BBC   28 Sep, 2009
At the edges of Kenya's Lake Nakuru, Paul Opiyo picks up a dead flamingo and warns some eager tourists not to touch it, just in case. He points down to his feet - the brown earth is speckled with brittle white feather shafts. ...
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The Standard   21 Sep, 2009
It is a rare event, where the only spectators are wild animals. Should anything happen to any of the participants mid-course, the quickest first-aid ‘assistant’ might be a hyena or a buffalo....
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The Standard   05 Sep, 2009
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is developing a policy to guide the farming, production and marketing of the lucrative sandalwood tree on commercial basis....
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Daily Nation   03 Sep, 2009
The placing of the last pole in the 400-kilometre electric fence around the Aberdare forest concluded a two-decade exercise that was a pure blend of patience, sacrifice and adventure. The stakeholders’ patience was stretched to the farthest limit by the numerous challenges and outright risks that the exercise came with. ...
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The standard   23 Aug, 2009
A lion’s roar is thunderous. Its sight humbles even the elephant. Many tourists have flocked Kenya’s parks to catch a glimpse of the famed king of the jungle. ...
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Telegraph   18 Aug, 2009
Kenya is annually losing an average of 100 of its 2,000 lions due to growing human settlements, increasing farming, climate change and disease, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service....
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Business Daily   28 Jul, 2009
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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The Standard   20 Jul, 2009
Kenya’s elephant population has doubled following the international ban on trade of wildlife products....
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The East African   09 Jan, 2009
The Kenya Wildlife Service has been granted a commercial licence to fly tourists to Northern Kenya, setting the stage for the tapping of tourism potential in the far-flung areas of the country’s northern circuit. The one-year licence, given by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, has been gazetted and restricts flights to areas around Sibiloi National Park in Turkana, Marsabit National Park and Malka Mari National Park on the Ethiopia-Kenya border between Mandera and Moyale. ...
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National Geographic   08 May, 2008
Kenya has begun a great migration of 2,000 animals to a popular game park devastated by crime and poaching, wildlife officials have announced. In the 1970s Meru National Park, located in central Kenya, was "overrun" by bandits and poachers, leading to a drastic loss of wildlife, the officials said. ...
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