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.
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.
WildlifeDirect uses citizen science approach to engage children in conservation and one such project is the ‘Kids and Goats for Elephants’. This innovative project is pioneered by Dr. Paula Kahumbu, WildlifeDirect Chief Executive Officer and Prof. Thure Cerling a distinguished professor from the University of Utah.
Disheartening news as iconic bull elephant meets untimely death at an abandoned septic tank in Samburu
It is with a heavy heart that we learnt about the death of Teresai, a spectacular and famous bull elephant in Samburu. Teresai, aged 41 was found dead on September 18 after falling into an abandoned septic tank at the ruins of the former Serena Safari Lodge located on the edge of Buffalo Springs National Reserve.
Luxury Leather Africa (LULEA) WildlifeDirect is delighted to enter into a partnership with Luxury Leather Africa (LULEA), premium leather and accessories enterprise for social impact based in Kenya. LULEA, founded by award-winning, internationally acclaimed designer, Edmond Chesneau, will be raising funds from the sale of their Parachute bags and Paragon bags to WildlifeDirect. Speaking during the signing of the partnership agreement between WildlifeDirect and LULEA, Dr. Paula Kahumbu stated “I’m thrilled to have LULEA partner with us. The idea that someone has chosen an elephant because of what an elephant [...]
To mark this year’s International Snakebite Awareness Day that is celebrated on 19th September, WildlifeDirect is delighted to launch its first Essay Competition targeting primary schools in Kenya.