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Kenya Parks Chief Ousted--Again

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Science  25 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5385, pp. 1931-1932
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5385.1931

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Kenya's conservation leader David Western is once again out of office--this time permanently. Just 4 months after losing and then regaining his post as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), which manages some of the world's best known natural areas, Western was abruptly sacked again last week by Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi. The unexpected ouster prompted dismay among observers in Kenya and international conservation circles.