WildlifeDirect is excited to announce that Dr. Paula Kahumbu has been recognized as the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year for 2021. This prestigious award recognizes the cutting edge work that Dr. Kahumbu has been pioneering for more than a decade at WildlifeDirect. The award was announced today at the National Geographic Explorers Festival, an invite-only event hosted by the National Geographic Society, held on June 15th – 17th, 2021.
WildlifeDirect is marking this year’s World Environment Day by launching the Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoring Nature Challenge in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. The Challenge is targeting public and community primary schools in Kenya.
WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce that Dr. Paula Kahumbu is the winner of the prestigious Whitley Gold Award for 2021. The Whitely Gold Award comes with £100,000 in project funding and will be used to establish an environmental justice desk to address conservation matters such as human-wildlife conflict, securing wild spaces for wildlife and empowering citizens to advocate for environmental matters in Kenya.
Trawling activities along the shores of the Indian Ocean in the Kipini area of Tana Delta in Tana River County has resulted in the death of two dolphins and a turtle.
An Italian trawler vessel, MV Roberto, was seized on April 11th, 2021 by the Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Fisheries Service in the Indian Ocean at Kipini, Tana River, Kenya.
WildifeDirect through the My Wild Africa series continues to bring wildlife documentary to close to half a million viewers in Kenya every Sunday at 5:30 PM EAT on Citizen TV Kenya. In March, viewers followed a captivating film about a pride of lions facing an upheaval that threatens their survival, went through a spine-chilling film narrated through the eyes of a baboon, dived with crocodiles to learn about their behaviour, discovered how wildlife survive in the scorching temperatures of the Namib Desert and witnessed the life journey of elephants as narrated by award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert in the Soul of The Elephant.
WildlifeDirect welcomes a ruling at the National Environmental Tribunal today that ordered all activity to stop at a new avocado farm sited in key wildlife and livestock habitat near Amboseli National Park.
WildlifeDirect launches a new comprehensive report on Kenya’s legal response to wildlife, forest and fisheries crimes
WildlifeDirect is pleased to release the fourth report on the outcomes of wildlife, forest, and fisheries crime cases in Kenya. This report presents data collected from 4,142 cases. We have been monitoring wildlife crime cases in Kenyan courts since 2013 as a response to the crisis of poaching of elephants and other endangered wildlife.