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So far Victoria Wangui has created 14 blog entries.

Faida za nyoka

2020-02-20T15:19:53+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

In September 2019, WildlifeDirect launched its first essay competition during International Snakebite Awareness Day themed ‘Why Snakes Matter!’. Joseph Loicherua from Lempuranai Primary School in Samburu was the first prize winner. His essay captured his love for nature and wildlife.

Court rules against petition to move Mega Music Festival out of Hell’s Gate National Park

2020-02-12T13:33:39+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , |

A Nakuru Law Court has ruled against WildlifeDirect’s application filed in court for an injunction as well as a petition against the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Naivasha Love Festival over the Koroga Festival which is planned on February 14 - 15 at Hells Gate National Park.

Retain Hell’s Gate National Park for its original purpose – to protect endangered wildlife

2020-02-12T08:41:40+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

It was, therefore, a real shock and surprise to hear that in one of Kenya’s jewels of its protected areas which is under direct KWS protection, Hell’s Gate National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a key breeding site for globally Critically Endangered species, that an event of extremely high disturbance and impact, the Koroga Music Festival, was being organised and supported by KWS! 

WildlifeDirect files a petition in court to move Koroga Festival out of Hell’s Gate National Park

2020-02-10T08:55:07+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect has filed an application in court for an injunction as well as a petition against the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Naivasha Love Festival over the Koroga Festival which is planned on 14 - 15 February at Hells Gate National Park. The hearing for the application is on Monday 10 February.

End of an era for a super tusker in Amboseli

2020-02-06T17:26:34+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: featured, press resleases, timeline|Tags: , , , , |

WildlifeDirect is heartbroken with the news of the demise of Tim, a majestic elephant, probably the biggest elephant in Africa. Tim was famed for his giant tusks, he awed and inspired so many people and attracted world-class photographers hoping to get a rare shot.

A Tribute to Tim

2020-02-05T13:02:29+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tim, the Super Tusker elephant in Amboseli has died. Our hearts are broken. Tim was one of Africa's very few Super Tuskers and an incredible elephant whose presence awed and inspired many. He was one of Kenya's National Treasures!

Why we should kick Koroga Festival out of Hell’s Gate National Park

2020-02-05T10:09:52+00:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The true history of Hell's Gate and why mistakes made in the past by allowing public events should not be an excuse to continue destroying the park. Instead, it should be rescued, rehabilitated and protected against further degradation.

Hell’s Gate needs tender loving care – not the Love Festival

2020-01-22T06:59:19+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many people are shocked, as I am, by the approval given to hold two large-scale public events in Hell’s Gate National Park later this year. The Koroga Love Festival, on 14–15 February, and the East African leg of the World Rally Championship, programmed for July, will attract thousands of people to the Park for activities that are unconnected with wildlife conservation.

Cultivating Wildlife Warriors

2020-01-07T07:46:21+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog, featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Historically, most African wildlife films have been produced by Westerners for Western audiences. Paula Kahumbu, a Kenyan wildlife conservationist, is working to change that. She is the CEO of the nonprofit WildlifeDirect, which produces a documentary series featuring African storytellers such as herself telling the stories of African conservation heroes.

Survey reveals that 51 percent of Kenyans watched Wildlife Warriors TV Series

2019-12-20T16:06:25+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In April 2019, WildlifeDirect launched Wildlife Warriors, a TV series about Kenyan wildlife heroes at the front line, and the species that they are saving. The series has smashed all expectations after the results of a survey revealed that 51 percent of Kenyans had watched it this year.