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14/11/08

We are happy to announce the release of our latest newsletter, Lewa News, and have made it available on our website for download. The October 2008 edition of Lewa News was completely redesigned. It features a new look and feel, additional sections and a lot more photos. This redesigned issue contains articles on:... more

04/11/08

Conflict in Northern Kenya - A Conservation Opportunity? Ian Craig, founder of the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), and a man with an unrivalled passion for Kenya and its people will, with Jonathan 'Kip' Nteere, give the 15th Tusk American Express Conservation Lecture. They will explain how the foundations of this... more

17/10/08

Last week, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), in close partnership with local and international partners, conducted an aerial census of elephant and Grevy’s zebra populations in the Laikipia-Samburu region. The census revealed that the elephant population has increased by approximately 5 percent since the last census in... more

15/10/08

On September 15, 2008, Lewa's founder and Strategic Director, Ian Craig, was appointed to the board of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) by the Ministry for Forestry and Wildlife. The Kenya Wildlife Service is the government agency charged with the protection and conservation of the country's biodiversity: its fauna and its... more

20/09/08

Over Ksh 31 million (approximately US$480,000) was raised from this year Lewa Safaricom Marathon, the highest amount ever from the annual race. Since its inception in 2000, the Marathon has raised more than Ksh 150 million (approximately US$ 1.7 million). Ten percent of this year’s proceeds (approximately Ksh3.1 million)... more

03/09/08

In early August, a joint team of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers apprehended four poachers a few kilometres North of Lewa. One of these men had been on the KWS “most-wanted list” for years. Given that the price of ivory is at an all-time high in Kenya, this is one of Lewa’s biggest... more