Kenya Wildlife Service - KWS

It is a state corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament (Cap 376), now repealed by WCMA (2013), with the mandate to conserve and manage wildlife in Kenya and to enforce related laws and regulations.


KWS undertakes the conservation and management of wildlife resources across all protected area systems in collaboration with stakeholders. It is our goal to work with others to conserve, protect, and sustainably manage wildlife resources. The community wildlife program of KWS in collaboration with others encourages biodiversity conservation by communities living on land essential to wildlife, such as wildlife corridors and dispersal lands outside parks and reserves. The premise is that ” if people benefit from wildlife and other natural resources, then they will take care of these resources.”

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