Kenya Wildlife Service

The Kenya Wildlife Service ( KWS short ) is a governmental organization in Kenya whose duties involve the receipt of the Kenyan National Parks.


Between 1979 and 1989, the number of African elephants had from 85,000 to 22,000 verringert.1989 the Kenya Wildlife Service by Richard Leakey has been adopted as a conductor. From that moment on, the wildlife authority attracted attention worldwide. Was it before or perceived neither by poachers from the public, the then President of Kenya, Daniel arap Moi reached, stimulated by Richard Leakey, with the burning of several tons of ivory worth many millions of dollars, great worldwide sensation.

Since that time the agency has been constantly expanded and modernized. Thanks to consistent training and recruitment of highly qualified KWS rangers can control poaching and ivory trade in Kenya today.

The Kenya Wildlife Service is very strongly supported by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, for example with the " Desnaring team ," the wire traps for giraffes and other animals collects.

On 5 December 2002 Michael Wamithi took over as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service.