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2009-01-23 09:56:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An armed poacher suspected to be behind a spate of elephant killings was shot and killed by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers during a gun battle yesterday in Tsavo East National Park.

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2008-11-17 15:40:00

In Africa's largest-ever international crackdown on wildlife crime, Interpol and the Kenya Wildlife Service have seized more than one ton of ivory products.

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2008-10-03 09:20:00

Black rhinos are running free in the wild now, after 25 years in captivity. Experts say the move is an amazing landmark step for African wildlife conservation.

2006-11-20 17:56:03

British troops fatally shot an endangered white rhinoceros after it charged them while they were lost on military exercises in northern Kenya, a wildlife official said Sunday.

2006-08-17 12:25:16

NYERI, Kenya (Reuters) - Rescuers have found the body of a U.S. tourist who died on Mount Kenya in heavy snow, the Kenya Wildlife Service said on Thursday. Some 50 officers spent three days searching for the 29-year-old who was found between two peaks.

2005-08-26 10:15:00

Kenya began moving 400 elephants from an overcrowded reserve on its Indian Ocean coast on Thursday in an unprecedented transportation intended to protect the environment and reduce conflict with local people.

2005-08-25 07:10:13

By David Mwangi SHIMBA HILLS, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya began moving 400 elephants from an overcrowded reserve on its Indian Ocean coast on Thursday in an unprecedented transportation intended to protect the environment and reduce conflict with local people.

2005-07-26 20:10:42

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - A giraffe nibbles lazily at an acacia tree. Buffalos graze on the plains. Tourists with binoculars scan for hippos in streams running down wooded hills.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.