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Kenya reports progress in saving the northern white rhino with four new embryos produced

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Kenya announced Thursday that four new northern white rhino embryos had been produced as efforts to rescue the iconic giant land mammal from...
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Alarm as two giraffes electrocuted in Kenya’s conservancy

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it has confirmed two giant giraffes were electrocuted in an incident in Soysambu Conservancy, in the country's northwest Nakuru...
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Kenya partners with industry to boost action on human and wildlife conflicts

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Monday announced a partnership with BIDCO Africa Limited, a manufacturer of fast-moving consumer goods, to promote co-existence between...
White Rhinos

Kenya implants microchips in rhinos to fight poaching

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said Thursday it has begun implanting microchips in every black rhino in the country's Tsavo East National Park in...
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials prepare to load one of the stray elephants on a truck in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 18, 2020. The KWS on Monday captured the three marauding elephants at Enkamuriaki, Kitengela area that had terrorized residents for three days. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Kenya Wildlife Service secures equipment to combat wildlife trafficking

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Wednesday received equipment from international conservation organizations to help combat wildlife trafficking in the Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA). ...
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Kenya extinguishes fire at wildlife sanctuary

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Monday that an inter-agency security team had managed to extinguish the fire that had been razing vegetation at...
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Kenya hunts for arsonists behind fires at Tsavo wildlife sanctuary

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Sunday that an inter-agency security team had intensified manhunt for arsonists responsible for a spate of fires...
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EAC members mull joint strategies to boost post-COVID-19 tourism recovery

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Members of the East African Community (EAC) will implement joint strategies to boost recovery of the tourism sector after months of downturn linked to...
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Kenyan police arrest 2 suspects for killing giraffes

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers and local police have arrested two suspects believed to be behind the killing of giraffes in Garissa County...
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Woman trampled to death by elephant in southeast Kenya

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A woman was on Tuesday evening trampled to death by an elephant in Kajiado county, southeast Kenya, wildlife officials confirmed on Wednesday. ...
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Kenya to introduce plan to protect endangered roan antelope

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Kenya's wildlife agency said Tuesday it will launch a plan next month for roan antelope whose survival is threatened in the east African nation. The...
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Kenyan law enforcers to enhance interagency collaboration to combat wildlife crime

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Kenyan law enforcers have resolved to foster inter-agency collaboration and cooperation to help combat wildlife crime in Kenya. The law enforcers who...
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IFAW steps up efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in Kenya

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The Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have kicked off training in Kenya to help Kenyan law enforcement...
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Kenya’s iconic male elephant dies

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Kenya has lost a celebrated male elephant aged 50 years old that used to roam in the country's southeastern plains neighboring Tanzania, authorities said...
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Zambian woman arrested wearing ivory bangle in Kenya

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Kenyan authorities said Thursday they are holding a Zambian woman who was arrested at the country's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi with worked...
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French woman charged with illegal possession of wildlife trophy

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A French woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to the charges of being in illegal possession of ivory trophy and was fined 1 million shillings...
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Kenya Gets Crime Scene Forensic Kit to Better Wildlife Protection

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) late Wednesday donated assorted wildlife crime scene forensic kits to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to boost protection of...
Elephant

Kenya to complete elephant census by 2018

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Kenya plans to complete its census of elephants and other large mammals by end of 2018, wildlife officials said recently. Kenya Wildlife...
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Tanzania, Kenya begin joint wildlife census in northwest

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The Kenyan and Tanzanian governments have launched joint wildlife census in the world-famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Serengeti National Park. Kenya...
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Kenya set for elephant census at Tsavo-Mkomazi

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and various stakeholders said Thursday they have finalized plans to carry out aerial census of elephants in the expansive...
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Kenya collars more lions to enhance protection

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Kenya on Monday launched an exercise to make more than 30 lions wear satellite tracking collars to reduce human-lion conflict and beef up protection. ...
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Truck kills elephant in Kenyan capital

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KWS said the adult female elephant died from the accident along Nairobi-Mombasa highway in the early morning. "KWS is saddened that in...

More Kenyan elephants wear tracking collars to boost protection

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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which carried out the collar program, said better mapping of the...
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Kenya to launch vaccination campaign to reduce carnivore mortality

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Senior Veterinary Officer Dominic Mijele told Xinhua in Nairobi that the vaccination will target dogs living around wildlife habitats. ...
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Kenya carries out airborne observation for stray wild animals

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The move came after the wildlife agency received reports that a lone lion had been spotted outside the Nairobi National Park's eastern side...
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Officials say Kenya will be kicked out of CITES

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Head of CITES Implementation Solomon Kyalo told Xinhua in Nairobi that Kenya is among eight countries of primary concern...
Ivory

Kenya fingered over illegal ivory trade

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Head of CITES Implementation Solomon Kyalo told Xinhua in Nairobi that Kenya is among eight countries of primary concern with...
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Experts in Kenya commends China’s efforts in wildlife protection

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China's role in promoting wildlife conservation in Africa has helped support economic growth in countries relying on tourism, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) spokesman Paul...
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Kenya develops new approach to curb poaching

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The Kenya Rhino Microchip Program runs along with the ear-notching and tracking of unmarked or younger rhinos of endangered black rhino around the park. Martin...

Kenya arrests 3 herders for poisoning lions

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KWS Senior Warden Collins Omondi said the three are helping the police with investigation into an incident where some Maasai herders gave the pride...