Monday, November 20, 2017

Kenya Incinerates Tonnes of Ivory in Stepped Up Effort to Save Elephants

Some 105 tonnes of ivory were burned at a national park outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday in a dramatic gesture by the...

WWF and FFI Applaud Rwanda for Doubling Gorilla Viewing Fees

The government of Rwanda, one of the three range countries for the Critically Endangered mountain gorilla, is making headlines for doubling the price...

4 Police Officers arrested for possession of Ivory

Four Administration Police officers belonging to the ‘Security of Government Buildings’ Unit based at Uhuru Camp in Nairobi were arrested trying to sell five...

Kenya’s oldest Elephant attacked in poaching attempt

Kenya’s biggest and oldest elephant “Tim”, was attacked by poachers at the Amboseli National Park last week. The elephant was found by conservationist David...

President Uhuru to hold talks with US Interior Secretary on Poaching

President Uhuru Kenyatta will hold bilateral talks with visiting US Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell on wildlife conservation. The President’s spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said...

Feisal Mohammed appeals 20 year jail term for being in illegal possession of Ivory

Feisal Mohammed has appealed a 20-year jail term handed to him for being in illegal possession of ivory valued at Sh44 million. The business...

Aerial Survey Counts 12,840 Elephants in Tsavo-Mkomazi Ecosystem

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and its partners have completed an aerial count of elephats in the Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystem in Kenya and Tanzania,...

Campaign to Save Elephants launched by Kenya’s First Lady

Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta launched a conservation campaign to save elephants and rhinos. The Elephant Education Campaign Walk dubbed “ivory belongs to elephants,”...

Kenya’s President says Environmental Protection Key for Economic Growth

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged decision-makers from across the world to prioritize environmental action in support of economic and societal growth. Representatives from...

Kenya Jails Ivory Trafficker for 20 Years

On Friday, a Mombasa law court sentenced Feisal Mohamed Ali to 20 years in jail after finding him guilty of illegal possession of ivory...

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