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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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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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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...
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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 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...
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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...
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Kenya seeks to boost camping tourism

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A statement from the KWS issued in Nairobi said the tents will provide affordable accommodation in various campsites in KWS parks and reserves. "Each...
Tiger and lion cubs chase a rabbit at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

KWS meets with donors to review wildlife status

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A statement from the KWS said the top donors in the wildlife sector held talks with KWS chairman Dr Richard Leakey for the second...

Kenya launches radio network to curb poaching

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Kenya's wildlife authorities on Wednesdays launched a radio system to help protect elephants and rhinos from poachers. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)...
Two rhinoceros are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March. 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

Kenya to relocate black rhinos to help boost population

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Three Kenyan wildlife conservancies on Monday embarked on a relocation program in a bid to expand black rhino habitat in the country, and boost...
China has started to destroy seized ivory in public

Kenya sets up an inter- agency team to investigate ivory seizure in Thailand

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Kenyan police on Sunday established an inter-agency team to probe the smuggling of three tonnes of ivory through the port of Mombasa that was...
Two rhinoceros are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March. 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

KWS set to commission forensic lab to fight wildlife crimes

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Friday it will launch a forensic and genetic laboratory to help it intensify fight against wildlife crimes in...

Kenya says wildlife threatened by climate change, invasive species

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Extreme weather events including droughts and floods alongside invasive species pose new threat to survival of Kenyan wildlife, officials said on Thursday. Acting...
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Kenyan wildlife sanctuary beefs up security to stop poaching

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A wildlife conservancy in central Kenya has announced security measures to help prevent poaching after poachers killed two southern white rhinos in the ranch...
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Poachers kill two white rhinos in central Kenya

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Unknown poachers killed two white rhinos and took away their horns at a private ranch in central Kenya, wildlife officials confirmed on Friday. Kenya Wildlife...

Kenya Wildlife Service detains 2 suspects arrested with 7 kg of ivory

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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Monday that they are holding two suspects after they were arrested with ivory weighing 7 kilogrammes in northwest...