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Daily Nation   09 May, 2012
The Hells Gate National Park will not be renamed despite the recent tragedy, the director of the Kenya Wildlife Services has said. ...
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allAfrica.com   09 May, 2012
A Kenya Wildlife Service official has urged the government to review the penalties on poaching in bid to end the illegal activities. Senior assistant director in charge endangered species Patrick Omondi said offenders should get high fines, or jail terms without the option of a fine. He was speaking during a one-day workshop organised by the NGO Friends of Conservation in Narok town yesterday. ...
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The Star   08 May, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Tana River county are pursuing two gangs of suspected poachers, who escaped after a fierce gun fight over the weekend. The rangers, who were on patrol encountered the two gangs of six poachers each at two different locations at Tana River and Garsen. ...
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The Star   07 May, 2012
THE Kenya Wildlife Services has managed to drive back more than 1,500 stray elephants that have been terrorising villagers in Mwatate district. For the last one month,residents of Godoma, Mwashoti, Mwatika and other adjacent villages have been living in fear following the elephant invasion which also caused crop destruction in local farms....
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Horsetalk   27 Apr, 2012
Conservation experts from Kenya and Ethiopia met this week to review conservation and management strategies for the endangered Grevy’s zebra that expired last year. ...
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Press Release Point   27 Apr, 2012
Frequent news about bush meat poaching has alarmed wildlife conservationists across the country. It is for this reason that Bush meat-free Eastern Africa Network, the Kenya Wildlife Service, Born Free Foundation and Wildize Foundation organized the second bush meat symposium aimed bringing together stakeholders concerned about the escalating problem to discuss ways of combating the menace. ...
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allAfrica.com   26 Apr, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service has driven out various species of wild animals from the proposed ICT city in Konza. The 5,000 acres comprising the Konza Techno-City was fenced off in January using heavy duty chainlink, trapping herds of wildebeest, zebras, elands, hartebeest, gazelles and jackals...
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allAfrica.com   26 Apr, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Service has paid out Sh2.65 million in compensation to victims of the human-wildlife conflict in the Great Tsavo between December 2010 and January 2012. ...
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Daily Monitor   25 Apr, 2012
Massive flooding in many parts of Kenya has lead to the loss of several lives and destruction of property of undetermined value. On Sunday, a church retreat turned tragic when seven people drowned in flash floods at the Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha, a two hours drive form the capital Nairobi. ...
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The Star   25 Apr, 2012
An international conservation agency has launched a massive campaign to persuade small-scale farmers in Taita Taveta county to practice bee keeping as an affordable means of preventing elephants from invading their farms. ...
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allAfrica.com   24 Apr, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has suspended visitors' access to gorges in Hells Gate National Park during the ongoing rainy season, after the death of seven members of a church group on Sunday night. ...
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allAfrica.com   23 Apr, 2012
Five poachers were on Saturday night gunned down on the Kapenguria-Ortum road in West Pokotc ounty. Three AK 47 guns with 15 rounds of ammunition and six pieces of ivory tasks weighing about 50kg were recovered from the suspects. ...
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Coastweek   19 Apr, 2012
Kenyan authorities have gunned down one suspected poacher, arrested six others and recovered guns and ammunition in three different incidents across the country. ...
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The Star   18 Apr, 2012
Four rhinos have been poached and dehorned in three different incidents in the past week. Two white rhino carcasses were found dehorned in the Lake Nakuru National Park. According to the KWS senior warden John Wambua, the rhinos were nine months and were found in the swampy part of the park....
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IFAW   18 Apr, 2012
Two weeks ago nine elephants were successfully fitted with satellite-radio tracking collars in Kenya’s vast Tsavo East and West National Parks by a combined team of International Fund for Animal Welfare and Kenya Wildlife Service staff. This brings to twelve the total number of elephants fitted with satellite collars, after the first phase of a similar operation a year ago. This is the first large scale monitoring of elephant movements using satellite technology in the Tsavo parks ...
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allAfrica.com   18 Apr, 2012
Kenya Wildlife Service director Julius Kipng'etich has said their law enforcement department is working closely with the Kenya Army and the Kenya Police to curb poaching. His announcement comes at a time when poaching incidences are on the increase in the country, a trend which has been heavily decried by wildlife conservationists. ...
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Daily Nation   17 Apr, 2012
routes Experts are blaming the rising cases of human-wildlife conflict on poor land use and planning. Last year 52 people were killed, 425 others injured and crops worth millions of shillings destroyed by wildlife, mostly elephants. ...
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Daily Nation   16 Apr, 2012
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has mounted a massive operation to drive back to the Tsavo National Park hundreds of elephants that have strayed into human settlement areas. KWS officials last week reported that more than 200 jumbos were running riot in various parts of Taita Taveta County, disrupting businesses. ...
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Daily Nation   15 Apr, 2012
Three Somalis are among the latest people arrested in a crackdown on elephant poaching in the country. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers have linked them to a cartel behind poaching of the animal for its tusks in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. ...
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Daijiworld   14 Apr, 2012
Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest of capital city of Nairobi. ...
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