Kenyan Govt Urged to Crack Down on Poaching

Conservationists have called on the government to strengthen laws against poaching. Current regulations are too weak and have led to a recent increase in elephant deaths, they say.

  • Kenya:  Punish Poachers - Conservationists

    The Star, 13 November 2012

    CONSERVATIONISTS have called on the government to severely punish poachers whom they accused of being responsible for the recent increase deaths of elephants. read more »

Elephant in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

  • Kenya:  Elephant Qumquat's Killer Arrested

    The Star, 13 November 2012

    One of the poachers that killed the well-known elephant, Qumquat and her family has been arrested. The Big Life Foundation anti-poaching unit was informed of the location of the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  China Unwilling to Help Kenya Stop Poaching - KWS

    The Star, 5 November 2012

    China and Vietnam are reluctant to enact strict laws to stop their citizens from purchasing elephant tusks and rhino horns from Africa. The two countries provide ready market for ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Poacher Killed in Gunfight At Meru Park

    The Star, 1 November 2012

    A suspected poacher was gunned down and an AK47 rifle, 27 bullets and 24kgs of ivory recovered in Meru National Park on Monday. Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on patrol came across ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Tsavo Park Loses 50 Elephants

    The Star, 24 October 2012

    More than 50 elephants have been killed at the Tsavo conservation area this year, the Kenya Wildlife Service has revealed. Most of the elephants were killed at the Galana and Taita ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Poaching Gang Nabbed at The Coast

    The Star, 23 October 2012

    Kenya Wildlife Service rangers in Voi have arrested three suspected poachers and recovered two AK47 guns. The three were arrested at Mackinon area near the Tsavo West National park ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Wildlife Services Blames Tsavo Herders for Poaching

    The Star, 19 October 2012

    The Kenya Wildlife Services has blamed livestock grazers in ranches bordering the Tsavo National Park for poaching. KWS assistant director in-charge of the Tsavo ecosystem, Wilson ... read more »