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So far Victoria Wangui has created 41 blog entries.

“Engage children, Promote North-South Collaboration and involve communities” identified as priorities for wildlife filmmakers in Africa

2021-11-12T08:41:32+00:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On October 13th and 14th 2021, close to 200 people gathered virtually to discuss how we can accelerate African wildlife filmmaking and storytelling in a two–day event. The Open Space Technology (OST) event attracted participants from over 40 countries in response to the question “Africans at the heart of African wildlife filmmaking and storytelling to conserve Africa’s spectacular wild heritage. How can we make it happen?”.

WildlifeDirect and KBC Wildlife Warriors TV Series Partnership

2021-06-24T06:19:31+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce a partnership with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), the national broadcaster, to air Season One of the Wildlife Warriors TV Series. This partnership will allow viewers from all corners of the country to have access to the show that provides an African perspective on conservation through the stories of Africa’s own conservation heroes, front line soldiers, and cutting edge scientists.

WildlifeDirect CEO, Dr. Paula Kahumbu Named Rolex National Geographic Explorer Of The Year

2021-06-17T09:09:59+00:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

A Showcase of Wildlife and Wild Places on My Wild Africa

2021-07-22T06:21:43+00:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My Wild Africa series was screened every Sunday at 5:30 EAT on Citizen TV showcasing wildlife documentaries filmed in Africa. In May of 2021, viewers had an opportunity to learn about African wildlife including lions, lizards, giraffes, ostriches, elephants and gorillas. We are grateful to Off the Fence, Citizen TV and WWF-Kenya who have made this series possible. If you would like your film to be featured on My Wild Africa, reach out to Victoria Wangui at victoria@wildlifedirect.org.

WildlifeDirect Launches Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoring Nature Challenge

2021-06-11T14:40:20+00:00June 5th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 CEO Dr. Paula Kahumbu wins prestigious Whitley Gold Award

2021-05-13T11:59:07+00:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

My Wild Africa in April

2021-05-18T09:27:29+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In April, WildlifeDirect continued to bring to Kenyan viewers wildlife documentaries into their homes. The films aired every Sunday at 5:30 PM EAT via Citizen TV. The films aired focused on elephants, hippos, lions and the Cape Ground Squirrel.

Two dolphins and turtle found dead in Tana River County

2021-04-19T07:45:25+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Italian Trawler Vessel Fishing Endangered Species Seized In Kenyan Waters

2021-04-16T07:53:15+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.