In the News
August 9, 2017 | Paula Kahumbu World Elephant Day on August 12th is a both a day for global celebration of elephants and a reminder that their conservation requires a global effort. Kenya has a key role to play in ensuring the survival of these magnificent animals and World Elephant Day is also an opportunity to take stock. How have our elephants fared over the past 12 months? What are their prospects over the next year—and beyond?
June 19, 2017 | Paula Kahumbu On May 31st we all cheered at the inauguration of the first phase of the SGR from Mombasa to Nairobi. Now Kenyans can travel between the two largest cities quickly and cheaply. Accelerated movement of cargo and people will mean more trade, more income generation, and therefore, more jobs, and that’s good for our youthful nation. Much less widely reported were results of studies by Dr. Joseph Ogutu and colleagues at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which reveal that Kenya’s wildlife numbers are plummeting.
May 9, 2017 | Patricia Sewe WildlifeDirect was thrilled to host Hayden Panettiere, a renowned and famous American actress, model and singer. She is best known for her role as a cheerleader on the television show 'Heroes' and also as a country singer on ‘Nashville’ an American drama series.
April 26, 2017 | Patricia Sewe Interim Chairman of the Board, Mr Ali Daud Mohamed is elated to announce the appointment of new members to the WildifeDirect Kenya Board. Dr. Kamau Gachigi, Mr. Edward Muriu, Dr. Margaret Kinnaird, Ms. Sophie Kinyua and Mr. Chris Diaz.
January 7, 2017 | Paula Kahumbu | The Guardian Elephants will only be safe when decisive action is taken against the ivory traffickers who have been operating under the cover of the legal tra
October 25, 2016 | Paula Kahumbu | The Guardian Paula Kahumbu: The proposal to put a railway through Kenya’s iconic wildlife sanctuary raises issues that should concern us all