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So far Victoria Wangui has created 16 blog entries.

WildlifeDirect launches the second season of Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition in East Africa

2020-08-01T07:49:56+00:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , |

WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce the launch of Season Two of the Wildlife Warriors Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition, which is open to nature lovers, amateur photographers, and children from East Africa.

Over 200 people came together virtually to discuss the future of Nairobi National Park 

2020-06-24T13:01:00+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Under the banner of Conservation Alliance of Kenya, over 200 people came together from June 12-14 to address the question, “how can we ensure the management plan commits to protecting the unique, immeasurable ecological value and potential of the park for the public in Nairobi and beyond?”

Safeguarding green spaces in Nairobi

2020-03-17T06:46:51+00:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The presence of green spaces in urban areas offers an area for physical activity and relaxation while filtering noise and dust. With urban forests, oxygen produced by trees filter out harmful air pollution and enhance water distribution into lakes and ponds which moderate temperatures within the city.

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.