Blog 2017-03-28T23:58:25+00:00

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Grevy’s Zebra Results are out

On June 23, the Great Grevy's Rally results were released at the Great Grevy's Ball 2018 in Laikipia. Despite many challenges that faced Kenya, Grevy’s zebras have weathered the prolonged drought, increased competition with livestock and increased poaching and disease.

Standing up to towering emerging challenges despite our wins

As the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close we reflect on the highs and the lows for conservation. Poaching is down and our court monitoring work reveals greater number of convictions and jail sentencing.

Raising funds to support victims of human wildlife conflict

Today is International Women’s Day. We can’t keep complaining about how men treat us when we don’t treat each other fairly, with compassion and empathy. Let’s do something to make it mean something.

Great Grevy’s Zebra Rally

Somewhere in Northern Kenya lies a gem. A stunningly beautiful but endangered zebra that many Kenyans have never heard about, let alone seen. This is the story of the Grevy’s zebra. A rare Kenyan heritage that needs to be protected before it goes extinct.

Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions

Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions By: Trish Sewe & Wilkister Adema  Nairobi-October 9, 2017: On a beautiful Saturday morning of October 7, thousands of marchers streamed in at the National Museums of Kenya [...]

Burn horns, save rhinos

Burn horns, save rhinos By: Paula Kahumbu and Andrew Halliday  Nairobi-September 22, 2017: Today, September 22, is World Rhino Day. Rhinos were once widespread across Asia and Africa and even in Europe, where they are [...]

Pangolin: The Most Trafficked Animal in the World

Pangolin: The Most Trafficked Animal in the World By: Trish Sewe and Judy Wangari Nairobi-July 5, 2017: Every year for the last six years, World Pangolin Day has been celebrated on February 17. A day set [...]

WildlifeDirect Expresses Dismay at Decision to Route SGR Through Nairobi National Park

WildlifeDirect Expresses Dismay at Decision to Route SGR Through Nairobi National Park By: Trish Sewe Nairobi-January 6, 2017: WildlifeDirect express deep dismay at the decision by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to grant [...]

Six reasons why Kenyans should save the Nairobi National Park

Six reasons why Kenyans should save the Nairobi National Park By: Trish Sewe Today is the deadline for commenting on the environmental impact assessment of the proposal to route the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) [...]

Kenyans hold a dialogue on how best to achieve a balance between conservation and infrastructure development in SGR Phase 2A

Kenyans hold a dialogue on how best to achieve a balance between conservation and infrastructure development in SGR Phase 2A By:Trish Sewe On 7th October, the Kenya Railways, Kenya Wildlife Service, and [...]

Call on Japan to Ban Ivory Trade

Call on Japan to Ban Ivory Trade By: Trish Sewe WildlifeDirect recently became aware of the scale of laundering of illegal ivory in the ivory markets of Japan through its contact with [...]

Notorious Kenyan Ivory Trafficker Jailed for 20 Years and Fined USD 200,000

Notorious Kenyan Ivory Trafficker Jailed for 20 Years and Fined USD 200,000 By: Trish Sewe On Friday, a Mombasa law court sentenced Feisal Mohamed Ali to 20 years in jail after finding him guilty [...]

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