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The Eco Warrior Awards 2016
14th October 2016
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Elgon Rd, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Theme: Sustainable Tourism - Our Diversity Our Strength

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GOLD SPONSOR

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Magical Kenya 

The incredible diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities mean endless opportunities for visitors to Kenya. Kenya offers a diverse range of environments all within relatively close proximity to one another, and has an excellent domestic travel infrastructure. Kenya’s rich diversity of wildlife means that no two experiences in the wild are ever the same. Visitors to Kenya can experience and see completely different things. In a single trip to Kenya, you can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, and deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild. In Kenya, it is possible to plan a safari that blends adventure and relaxation, luxury and natural simplicity, social experiences and solitude.

 AddressKenya Re-Towers,

7th Floor, Upper Hill,
Off Ragati Road, Nairobi, Kenya

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Kajiado County - Ecotourism Guide of the year 

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Kajiado County was formed after the successful implementation of Kenya’s Constitutional Referendum of 2010 which yielded the 47 counties in the Country.The county covers an approximated area of 21,900.9 square kilometers.

Kajiado County Consists of a number of administrative districts are Kajiado Central, Isinya, Loitokitok, Magadi, Mashuru, Namanga and Ngong. Kajiado County is adjacent to the Capital City of Kenya, Nairobi. Kajiado’s County neighbors include counties of Machakos, Makueni, Narok, Taita Taveta and Kiambu counties. Here are few towns found in the county - Ngong, Kitengela, Ongata Rongai, Kiserian, Kajiado, Loitokitok, Namanga, Isinya, Sultan Hamud and Ilbisil.

Physical Address

+254-708-299339, +254-708-299391, +254-726-986445

 

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National Environmental Managment Authority - Ecotourism Lodge Of the year 

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), is established under the Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act No. 8 of 1999 (EMCA) as the principlal instrument of Goverment for the implementation of all policies relating to environment . EMCA 1999 was enacted against a backdrop of 78 sectoral laws dealing with various components of the environment, the deteriorating state of Kenyas environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, the combined effect of which negatively impacted on the environment. The supreme objective underlying the enactment of EMCA 1999 was to bring harmony in the management of the countrys environment.

Popo Road,South C, off Mombasa Road
National Environment Management Authority,
P.O.BOX 67839-00200, 
Nairobi.
Fax:+(254)-020-6008997 
The Tel nos. are:
020-2101370, 020-2183718, 020-2307281, 020-2103696
Mobile: 0724 253398, 0735 013046.
Incident reporting hotline: 0786-101100, 0704 846019
Email:dgnema@nema.go.ke
Website: www.nema.go.ke

 

Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association-Ecotourism Community Conservancy of the year

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Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA) is a landowner-led national membership organization representing community and private conservancies in Kenya. KWCA works with conservancy landowners and regional associations to create an enabling environment for conservancies to deliver environmental and livelihood benefits.

Our mission is to be the forum where landowners have a unified voice, share experiences and actively participate in protecting and benefiting from wildlife. KWCA works towards a future where wildlife and communities benefit from a network of functional conservancies that complement state protected areas.

KWCA is setting out to change how Kenya’s wildlife and wild places are managed as well as strengthen people’s rights to manage and benefit from nature.

Contact Details

Phone: T: +254 (20) 251-8211

Mobile: +254 706-519-317,

Email: info@kwcakenya.com

Website: www.kwcakenya.com


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Kenya Association of Tour Operators - Ecotourism Tour Operator of the year

The Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), established in 1978, is one of Kenya’s leading tourism trade Associations. Its members are some of the most experienced licensed tour operators in Kenya.

 KATO’s main objective is to uphold the good reputation of Kenya as a tourist destination and ensure that Tour Operators maintain the highest standards of service and value, through its Code of Conduct. 

Category sponsoring: Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year - Tours and Travel 

Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 2713348 / 2713386 / 2722401 / 2726517/ 2106353

Cell: 0722 434845 / 0733 226932

Email: info@katokenya.org

Website: http://www.katokenya.org


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Kenya Wildlife Trust- Ecotourism Training Institution  of the Year 

Kenya’s leading predator conservation organization, the Kenya Wildlife Trust is the wildlife partner of choice for the best conservation biologists in the world working in the field of large carnivores. 
The Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT) was founded in October 2007, an initiative of the Directors of Ker & Downey Safaris Company. KWT works with some of the best safari operators in Kenya, raising funds through tourism which are then applied directly to conservation projects in the areas of the country most important for the future of wildlife-based tourism. 

Whether supporting predator research and conservation projects or carrying out an eye clinic, the organisation adheres to strict project selection criteria and reporting protocols, in order to assist communities with appropriate conservation for both their benefit and that of wildlife. 

Contact Details

Tel: +254-(0)20 2585481

 Email: info@kenyawildlifetrust.org

Website: http://www.kenyawildlifetrust.org/


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Go Places

Tourism Fund-  Ecotourism Eco rated facility of the year - Hotel/ Serviced Apartment of the YearLogo_Tourism_Fund.jpg

Tourism Fund is a body corporate established under the Tourism Act, 2011 which came into operation on 1st September, 2012 vide special issue Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 93 of 24thAugust, 2012.

The Fund is the legal successor to Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees.

Catering and Tourism Development Levy Trustees has been in existence since 1972 and operated under the umbrella of the Hotel and Restaurant Act, Cap 494, Laws of Kenya. The Act was repealed when the Tourism Act came into effect.

HEAD QUATERS

NHIF Building, Car Park Tower 5th Floor,
P.O Box 46987-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 020 2714900/1/2/6/7/9,

Mobile: +254 728 337499, +254 780 400113,
Fax +254 020 2714911,
Toll Free: 08002210915/08007722109

Email: info@tourismfund.co.ke


Laikipia County - Ecotourism Enterprise of the year 

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Laikipia County is one of the 14 counties within the Rift Valley region and one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. Laikipia County comprises three administrative sub-counties (the Constituencies) namely: Laikipia East, Laikipia North and Laikipia West. The Laikipia East Sub- County lie to the east, Laikipia North to the North and Laikipia West to the west of the County. The sub-County headquarters are at Nanyuki, Dol Dol and Rumuruti respectively. 

Laikipia County comprises four former Local Authorities namely: County council of Laikipia; Municipal council of Nanyuki; Municipal council of Nyahururu; and Town council of Rumuruti.

Laikipia County has not established structures that will define what a village is. However, the County is further sub divided into 15 divisions, 51 locations and 96 sub-locations.   

Laikipia County borders Samburu County to the North, Isiolo County to the North East, Meru County to the East, Nyeri County to the South East, Nyandarua County and Nakuru County to the South West and Baringo County to the West. It lies between latitudes 0o 18” and 0 o 51” North and between longitude 360

The County Government of Laikipia 
P.O. Box 1271 - 10400, Nanyuki Kenya.
email: info@laikipiacounty.go.ke
www.laikipiacounty.go.ke

 

 SATIB-LIAISON Group- Ecotourism Eco rated  facility of the year - Tented Camp

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 SATIB (Africa’s leading Tourism Risk Solutions provider) in partnership with LIAISON GROUP are proud to bring the East African tourism and hospitality community 25 plus years of risk consulting and insurance experience, unique incident management services, bespoke products and superb service through well-established partnerships and branch network within the region.


Liaison House, State House Avenue
P.O. Box 58013, 00200 City Sq.

Tel: +254703 071 000
EMail:info@liaisongroup.net / info@satib.co.za
Website: www.liaisongroup.net / www.satib.co.za


 East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP)- Ecotourism Media House of the Year 

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East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP) is the private sector body for Tourism in East Africa set up to facilitate active and focused engagement of the private sector in the East African Community (EAC) Integration process.

EATP works closely with national ministries responsible for Tourism, Wildlife and Transport portfolios, the EAC Secretariat, East African Business Council and private sector organizations in all the member states to promote intra and inter-regional tourism through advocacy, marketing, skills development, research and information sharing.
EATP was established in July 2011 and became operational on 2nd April 2012.

Address:Visit us: KWS complex, Langata rd.

 

African Fund for Endangered Wildlife -Ecotourism Host Organization of the year 

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The Giraffe Centre is a Non-Profit making organization whose main objective is to provide conservation education for school children and the youth of Kenya. All our education programmes are offered to them free of charge. The Giraffe Centre derives 90% of its funds from the entrance fee collected and from the sales in the gift shop and teahouse. Therefore, by visiting us and/or making purchase from our shop and teahouse you have contributed towards conservation education to the Kenyan youth. While you are here, take time to visit our nature trail. All in making sure you enjoy nature.

020-8070804

0734-890952/0723-786165

info@giraffecenter.org

P.O.Box 15124-00509 Nairobi, Kenya.

AFEW Kenya Ltd. - Giraffe Centre.

 

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Eagle View Mara Naboisho Conservancy

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Basecamp Explorer, is a community and conservation oriented organization with a strong commitment to sustainable developments. Our goal is to create an enabling environment for community wealth creation, ecotourism investments and conservation through engaging with host/local communities, philanthropists and like-minded organizations. We focus on offering our guests private and exclusive safari experiences, in most unique locations at the Mara and close interaction with the local communities.

Voucher: 2 nights for two at deluxe double tent at Eagle View Mara Naboisho Conservancy on full board.

Phone: +254 733 333 909
Email: kenya@basecampexplorer.com

 

Nairobi Tented Camp -Gamewatchers Safaris 

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Located in the Nairobi National Park, this woodsy chic tented camp is 7 km from the Giraffe Centre and 18 km from the National Museums of Kenya. 

The 8 warm and rustic tented accommodations feature en suite bathrooms with bucket showers, as well as gas and kerosene lanterns and sheepskin rugs. They also offer verandas with views of the Kisembe Valley and/or forests.

Offer: One night for 2 at Nairobi Tented Camp 

Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd

Address: P.O. Box 388 – 00621, Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: info@gamewatchers.co.ke

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Amboseli Sopa Lodge

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Set in 200 acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snowcapped mountain. It was this region of Kenya that, in the 1930’s, inspired Ernest Hemingway’s unforgettable stories ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ and ‘The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber’ which were turned into more than successful feature films in the late 1940’s due to their renowned actors. All forms of wildlife still abound in this wilderness which continues all the way to the Amboseli National Park, an easy twenty minute drive away from the lodge.

Offer: 2 persons for 2 nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge 

Sopa Lodges
Peponi Plaza, Peponi Road
P O Box 72630, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya
+254-20-3750235 / +254-20-3616000
+254 722 206 328 / 329
+254 733 610 060 / 065
Email:  reservations@sopalodges.co.ke
conferences@sopalodges.com


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Safarilink

Safarilink is involved in socially responsible initiatives that include an indigenous tree planting exercise on the foothills of Mount Kenya in conjunction with the Bill Woodley Mount Kenya Trust. 5% of the cost of each ticket to Lewa is donated to help Lewa’s Conservation research. And $2 of every passenger ticket issued to/from Diani goes to the Colobus Trust.

Voucher:

2 Return Tickets for 2 people to Laikipia via Safarilink

2 Return Tickets for 2 people to Mara via Safarilink

Contact Details

Tel: +254 (0)20 600 777 
Email: admin@flysafarilink.com ;

Website: www.safarilink-kenya.com


Encounter Mara -Asilia

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Set in the sought-after Mara Naboisho Conservancy, award-winning Encounter Mara is the stuff safari dreams are made of. Enjoy some of the best game viewing in Africa all year round from the low-key yet lavish comfort of this superb eco-camp.

Offer: 2 nights for 2 at Encounter Mara.

Nairobi Office, Kenya
 Tel: +254 20 232 4904


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UNIGLOBE Lets Go Travel is one of East Africas best known and longest established Tour Operators and Travel Agents, started in 1979 by Alan Dixson, who has operated it ever since. It is IATA accredited. We joined UNIGLOBE International in 2004.

We are a member of the UNIGLOBE Travel franchise. The UNIGLOBE system is committed to making the travel-buying experience a positive one by offering uncompromising dedication to customer service and value-added products and services. Each UNIGLOBE Agency franchise is independently owned and operated, enabling it to more closely identify and work with the community it services.

In 2007-2013 we have been awarded by UNIGLOBE their Star Agency Status for having achieved the required levels of service, reliability and professionalism within the industry.

offer: Full excursion visiting the giraffe centre, elephantcenternage/a visit to one of One Horizon Kenya’s projects in Ngong. 

Direct Line: (254) 020 5293230

info@letsgosafari.com

www.uniglobeletsgosafari.com

 

Severin Sea Lodge

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Severin Sea Lodge is located in Bamburi in the north coast of Mombasa. The winner of 2013 Ecotourism Enterprise of the Year (Lodge), Severin Sea Lodge is home to the award-winning Imani Dhow Restaurant. The lodge is located near important biodiversity conservation areas such as Mombasa Marine National Park and Haller Park.

Voucher:

1 nights for 2 half-board, and dinner at the Imani Dhow restaurant

Phone: +254 (0)41 211 1000(0)41 200 4153/4,

67 Airport Hotel

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67  Airport Hotel is a 3 star hotel located just 6  Kilometers and 7 minutes drive from East Africa’s hub, The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The hotel is conveniently at the borders of Machakos and Nairobi counties where you are assured of COMFORT & VALUE AT ITS BEST. With a mission “ TO WOW EVERY CUSTOMER THAT WE INTERACT WITH AT ALL LEVELS”, guests can look forward to experiencing the traditional warmth and hospitality which 67 Airport Hotel is renowned for.

Voucher: 1 night for 2, half-board basis

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Turtle Bay Beach Club

Turtle bay has a long history of supporting local conservation projects in Watamu. They are in partnership with the Watamu Turtle Watch which aims to protect the endangered turtle species. Turtle Bay has set up a bursary fund to support education of needy children, a children’s home to cater for the orphans and a primary school. The projects are mostly supported by Turtle Bay’s guests’ contributions. In addition, some of the guests are currently funding the construction of a community clinic in the nearby village of Timboni.

Voucher:

1 Nights for 2 all-inclusive accommodation at Turtle Bay Beach Club

Contact Details
Tel: +254 (0)42 233 2003; 233 2080; 233 2226 
Fax: +254 (0)42 233 2268 
Email: watamu@turtlebay.co.ke 
Website: www.turtlebaykenya.com

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Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Located on the world famous Diani Beach, The Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquillity and serenity, the Resort’s picturesque location is nestled on a coral headland overlooking vast stretches of golden beach. Shaded by indigenous coastal vegetation and exotic coconut palms the resort stretches over 500 metres of golden beach front offering the ultimate luxury beach holiday.

P.O BOX 32, UKUNDA 80400, KENYA , TEL: +254 (0) 20 2057093-8, FAX: +254 (0) 20 2057092

MOBILE: +254 733 333 303 / +254 734 777 024 / +254 725 777 025 / +254 722 206 889 / +254 786 333 303 / +254 789 333 303 / +254 754 222 061 / +254 754

222 062 / +254 754 222 063

Voucher: 2 nights for 2

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Medina Palms

Set on one of the world’s top 10 beaches, Watamu has long been favored as an exclusive holiday destination. Medina Palms is Watamu’s newest and most luxurious resort, securely situated on the sands of Watamu Marine Park on Kenya’s coast. Unlike other hotels that offer just rooms, Medina Palms offers suites and villas, yet at very competitive prices.

Voucher: 2 nights for 2, half board

Email us on: reservations@medinapalms.com

Call us on:
+254 (0) 710 571515
+254 (0) 718 152999

 

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Sanctuary Olonana 

This small and exclusive camp, the first of Sanctuarys luxury safari properties, was built along sustainable lines which, along with our innovative wetlands and tree-planting projects, have earned Sanctuary Olonana a Gold Award from Ecotourism Kenya. Game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, scenic flights and balloon rides, Olonana makes for a wonderful African safari.

Telephone: +254 (0)20 248 7374

Kenya office opening times: Monday to Friday 8:15am–5pm, excluding public holidays.

 

 Sirikoi Lodge 

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Sirikoi is a family-run, award-winning eco-lodge surrounded by the haunting beauty of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the Northern slopes of Mt Kenya.  We strive to make our guests feel at home in an area that has an abundance of wildlife including endangered species such as black rhino, white rhino and Grevy’s zebra. 

Sirikoi offers fabulous comfort, unmatched wildlife viewing and world class gourmet food in an atmosphere where you feel at one with nature and wildlife.  The area is malaria free and has a beautiful spring-like climate almost year round.

2 Nights for 2 at Sirikoi Lodge on Full Board.

Contact

bookings@sirikoi.com

+254 (0)727 232 445

Salas Camp-The Safari Collection 

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Sala’s Camp is a tented camp that combines tradition with comfort and it’s a model of understated, intimate luxury. Situated in the southern, wilder corner of Kenya’s mighty Maasai Mara game reserve close to the confluence of the Sand and Keekerok Rivers – an idyllic geographical feature that attracts teeming wildlife. Sala’s Camp location is a big draw, close to Tanzania with wonderful views of the Serengeti National Park, it is one of the first camps in the Mara to witness the legendary annual migration of wildebeest, which thunders by from June to September each year. Sala’s Camp also offers the best of the Maasai Mara’s wildlife and birdlife year round. Sala’s Camp first hosted guests in 2004, it has become renowned for combining an authentic safari experience with hospitality and fine dining. Sala’s Camp is owned and operated by The Safari Collection, and can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari.

2 Nights for 2 as Salas Camp 

Contact;

T.  + 254 (0)732 238 429 
RESERVATIONS: 
T.  + 254 20 251 3166 
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Borana Lodge

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Borana is one of East Africas original fully hosted, family-owned eco-lodges. It is located within the vast area of the Ewaso ecosystem on the Laikipia Plateau: snow-tipped peaks and the glaciers of Mount Kenya to the south; a panorama of mountains and desert to the north, Borana provides an idyllic setting for any African experience. Home to the Dyer family for three generations, the ranch - 17 miles north of the equator and 6,000 feet above sea level - is free from the malarial mosquito and the nights are cool.

Laikipia is an area of exceptional beauty; and enjoys some of Kenyas most prolific wildlife (second only to the world famous Masai Mara) as well as the highest populations of endangered species in the country.

Offer: 2 Nights for 2 at Borana Lodge

P O Box 137, Nanyuki 10400, Laikipia, Kenya

+254 20 2115453
bookings@borana.co.ke 
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Ashnil Samburu 

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Luxury Tented Camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River

Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.

There are a total number of 30 luxury tents; 18 doubles, 9 with twin beds and 3 with triple beds. Each of the exclusive comfortable deluxe tents provides a perfect view of the Ewaso Nyiro River and beautiful surrounding landscape. Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.

Offer: 2 Nights for 2 full board at Ashnil Samburu Camp 

Nairobi Office:
P.O Box 10557, 00100
Nairobi ‐ Kenya.
Tel: +254-20 3566970/1/2/3 556955/46/47
Cell: +254-717 612499
Fax: +254-20 3566974


Sanctuary Ol Lentille 

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The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille offers exclusivity, intimate game viewing,authentic cultural experiences, numerous activities and first class hospitality.We are a pioneering conservation and community project donated to the local community to protect the wildlife and give back and benefit the local community.Four spectacular villas with discreet butler service offer guests a truly special and memorable staying northern Kenya’s stunning Laikipia region.There is an abundance of “wow factor” in the entire Ol Lentille experience.This is a lodge with lots of personality, style and culture.

Offer: 2 complimentary nights stay  when taken continuously after a minimum 2-night booking 

T  +254 720 389 824

E  john.elias@ol-lentille.com

www.ol-lentille.com



 

 

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Eco Tourism Kenya
Contact Person: Terryann Mutindi 
E-mail: info@ecotourismkenya.orgpr@ecotourismkenya.org

Telephone: 020 257 4059, Mobile Number: 0726 366 080
web: www.ecotourismkenya.org

 

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