WildlifeDirect’s 2nd Courtroom Monitoring Report 2014 & 2015

May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect’s 2nd Courtroom Monitoring Report 2014 & 2015 By: Jomulupi A study by WildlifeDirect of wildlife trials in 18 courts between 2008 and 2013 concluded that Kenya was a safe haven for wildlife criminals because of major weaknesses in the legal chain. This second study examines progress made in the wildlife trials in Kenya in 2014 and 2015, after the enactment of the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 (WCMA 2013)

NTV Wild Talk: Highlights from Season 1 & 2

May 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

NTV Wild Talk: Highlights from Season 1 & 2 By: Trish Sewe WildlifeDirect has partnered with Kenya Wildlife Service and NTV to bring you NTV Wild, a program that brings award winning documentaries on wildlife and also provides the platform for debate and discussion with experts on Kenya’s wildlife, its conservation and why it matters so much. NTV Wild Talk S1 E1 “The mystery of Mzima” Smriti Vidyarthi visits Mzima springs to bring a story about the spring that would be lifeless without hippos. [...]

Kenyan Government Issues a 21 Day Amnesty on Ivory and Wildlife Trophies

April 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Kenyan Government Issues a 21 Day Amnesty on Ivory and Wildlife Trophies By: jomulupi The Kenyan government has issued a 21 day amnesty for the surrender of any wildlife trophy without Kenya Wildlife Service permit. Those who take advantage of the amnesty, which took effect from March 30, 2016 will not be punished. Speaking during the launch of site preparations for the historic burning of elephant ivory and rhino horns, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Regional Development, Prof.  Judi Wakhungu said, “Anybody holding any ivory, rhino horns or any other wildlife [...]

Leakey interview in SWARA and on NTV Wild Talk at 10 pm

March 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Leakey interview in SWARA and on NTV Wild Talk at 10 pm NTV Wild Talk, broadcast an interview with Richard Leakey about the past and the present for wildlife and heritage in Kenya. It aired on Tuesday March 15 on NTV at 10 pm. I also want to draw attention to the new article in SWARA here in which he states: “Parks will only be sustainable if Kenyans want them to be sustainable. Middle class Kenyans who own TV sets watch international soccer, international vanity shows and news but none [...]

Finally, Kenyans can watch their own country’s wildlife on TV

February 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Finally, Kenyans can watch their own country’s wildlife on TV By: Jomulupi A ground-breaking series of programmes on Kenyan TV is set to transform public attitudes toward wildlife conservation. Wednesday 3 February 2016 16.24 GMT Africa’s unique wildlife heritage attracts millions of tourists to the continent and contributes enormously to the economy. It is a tragic irony that this wildlife remains unknown to the majority of Africans. Recently I have been involved in an initiative that aims to change this state of affairs. Launched in January, the TV series “NTV [...]

REVIEW MEETING OF THE WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT ACT PROPOSED REGULATIONS, NAIROBI

January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

REVIEW MEETING OF THE WILDLIFE & CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT ACT PROPOSED REGULATIONS, NAIROBI By: Jomulupi The objective of this two day meeting was to analyze the proposed Regulations and suggest any necessary amendments to the team of consultants, who drafted these Regulations. Initially the expected number of Regulations was 24 but the consultants reviewed them and came up with 22 Regulations. Major stakeholders who attended the meeting included KWS Board of Trustees and expert staff, Wildlife Direct, ICIPE, National Museums of Kenya, NACOSTI, Ministry of Agriculture, Researchers and representatives from [...]

#NTVWild panel discussion: Understanding the wild in Kenya with Jonathan Scott

January 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

#NTVWild panel discussion: Understanding the wild in Kenya with Jonathan Scott It was a pleasure to listen and watch Jonathan Scott LIVE in studio. Many have watched him on Big Cat Diaries but few have ever met him. Along with Dr. Paula Kahumbu, WildlifeDirect CEO and Paula Mbugua from KWS, they talked about the new series #NTVWild that Premieres on NTV KENYA on Saturday January 16, 2016

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