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Leakey Back as Head of Wildlife Service

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Science  02 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5386, pp. 19
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5386.19a

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Just a week after ousting conservationist David Western as head of the embattled Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), President Daniel arap Moi has reappointed one of his most prominent critics--anthropologist Richard Leakey--to the job of overseeing some of Africa's best known parks and protecting the country's rich biodiversity. The move comes just 4 years after Moi picked Western to replace Leakey, who resigned from the KWS in 1994 after complaining of political interference by Moi's cronies.