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Kenyan police seize 300 elephant tusks being packed at port city

2014-06-07 - Mombasa, Kenya.

Kenyan authorities seized 228 whole elephant tusks and 74 others in pieces as they were being packed for export in the port city of Mombasa, police and wildlife officials said. Police arrested one suspect and were searching for another who escaped, Marwa said, noting that the suspect in custody tried to bribe police officers by offering them 5 million shillings ($57,100).


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Fight to save Kenya’s wildlife uses the tools of the drug war

2013-10-27 - Mombasa, Kenya.

Kenya is borrowing a page from America’s war on drugs. Sniffer dogs, normally used to ferret out cocaine shipments, are being put to work in Kenya to track down hidden tusks and horns passing through Kenya’s seaport and airports.


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Kenya seizes more Asia-bound ivory

2011-12-25 - Mombasa, Kenya.

Kenya seized 727 pieces of ivory in a container destined for Asia, a customs
official said, the latest in a wave of ivory hauls in the east African country. Customs agents in the port of Mombasa said the contraband was hidden in bags of plastic chips and showed up in a scan of the container ahead of shipment on Wednesday.


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Ivory products at a store in Guangzhou. On Wednesday 30 elephant tusks of undetermined value were impounded at the port of Mombasa en route Hong Kong. While most countries enforce the ban on ivory, China and Japan have been permitted to buy non-poached i

Elephant tusks impounded at Kenya"s Mombasa port

2011-09-15 - Mombasa, Kenya. ANTHONY KITIMO

Thirty elephant tusks of undetermined value were impounded at the port of Mombasa en route Hong Kong on Wednesday evening. The consignment weighing 274.4 kilograms was intercepted by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials during their normal inspection at the port. According to deputy commissioner in charge of customs in the southern region, Ms Rose Gichira, the consignment was stuffed in a 40-foot container covered with bales of buttons and clothes.


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Jumbo wars come to Kenya

2008-06-29 - Mombasa, Kenya. JOHN MBARIA

AS THE LARGEST LAND-Based animal, the elephant has the ability to excite strong emotions — emotions that now pit different African countries against each other over whether the beast has more value alive or dead. The jumbo dispute was once again played out recently in Mombasa’s Whitesands Hotel, where representatives of 19 African countries met to cement their unity and sharpen their campaign against the resumption of the ivory trade. Meeting under the auspices of the African Elephant Coalit...


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Elephant attacks keep children from school

2008-03-06 - Mombasa, Kenya. ANTHONY KITIMO

Parents have stopped their children from going to school for fear of being attacked by elephants. They now want the Kenya Wildlife Service to intervene and ensure that the animals do not encroach on their farms. Those interviewed said the animals had destroyed crops and attacked villagers in the past one week. They demanded that KWS compensates them for their losses. Coast assistant director Philip Mwakio said KWS would put in place measures to ensure that the animals remained within the designa...


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Wild elephants on increase in Kenya due successful protection measures

Wild elephants on increase in Kenya due successful protection measures

2008-02-03 - Mombasa, Kenya.

Kenya's population of elephants _ both a tourism drive and a measure of the state of the East African country's wildlife _ is increasing, after successful anti-poaching measures and bans on the illegal ivory trade, wildlife officials said. In Tsavo, Africa's second-largest game reserve, 11,700 elephants were recorded during a five-day aerial census,


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Elephants cause panic at Mombasa beach

2007-07-20 - Mombasa, Kenya. Patrick Beja

Elephants have migrated near Kinondo and Chale beaches on Mombasa’s South Coast, causing panic among residents. Fishermen have been forced to suspend night expeditions for fear of being attacked. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says it has not confirmed where the elephants came from. The animals have been roaming on the white beaches on the area dotted with luxury cottages. KWS Coast Assistant Director, Mr Philip Mwakio, said the animals arrived about three weeks ago. Mwakio said it was difficult...


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Elephants block Nairobi-Mombasa Highway

2006-01-13 - Mombasa, Kenya.

A herd of elephants temporarily blocked the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway on Thursday morning after a Mombasa-bound bus knocked down a calf. Police said the calf was knocked down as it was crossing the road at Man Eaters, a few kilometres from Manyatta in Voi division. According to an official of Mombasa Liners, the bus that hit the animal at around 5.30am, other elephants to charge on the road, where they surrounded the carcass.


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9 Headlines about Elephants from Mombasa2014-06-07 - Mombasa, Kenya - Kenyan police seize 300 elephant tusks being packed at port city 2013-10-27 - Mombasa, Kenya - Fight to save Kenya’s wildlife uses the tools of the drug war 2011-12-25 - Mombasa, Kenya - Kenya seizes more Asia-bound ivory 2011-09-15 - Mombasa, Kenya - Elephant tusks impounded at Kenya"s Mombasa port 2008-06-29 - Mombasa, Kenya - Jumbo wars come to Kenya 2008-03-06 - Mombasa, Kenya - Elephant attacks keep children from school 2008-02-03 - Mombasa, Kenya - Wild elephants on increase in Kenya due successful protection measures 2007-07-20 - Mombasa, Kenya - Elephants cause panic at Mombasa beach 2006-01-13 - Mombasa, Kenya - Elephants block Nairobi-Mombasa Highway

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