Children Leading the Change in Environmental Conservation in Rwanda’s Hilly Heartland

2023-12-19T12:17:56+00:00December 19th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

A remarkable initiative has taken root to cultivate a new generation of eco-conscious citizens in a world where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions. Imagine a group of enthusiastic school children, armed with knowledge, and inspired by a TV education program, actively participating in environmental conservation efforts. It is not a far-fetched dream but a reality unfolding in classrooms around the world.

A pan-African kids’ TV series is inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders, featuring youth from Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania

2023-04-27T07:12:54+00:00April 27th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

A new nature-based conservation series targeting children aged 7-12-years-old is taking Africa by storm. Team Sayari is a National Geographic Kids programme that was launched in Kenya on September 17, 2022 and premiered across Africa on September 24, 2022 and airs every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. EAT via National Geographic Wild TV Channel (DStv 182, Starsat 221).

Wildlife Warriors – African made films shine a light on conservation success stories

2022-07-29T12:17:59+00:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Wildlife Warriors – African made films shine a light on conservation success stories Written by Dr. Paula Kahumu, CEO of WildlifeDirect and producer and presenter of Wildlife Warriors Wildlife Warriors breaks new ground as the first TV wildlife documentary series made by Africans, about Africans and for Africans.  Our goal is to shine a light on Africa’s unsung conservation heroes to inspire a new generation of conservationists to follow their example. The series is the brainchild of my organization, Kenya-based WildlifeDirect. Season 1 featured 14 amazing heroines and heroes working [...]

My time at the Wildlife Warriors Field Lab

2022-06-30T07:21:09+00:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

My time at the Wildlife Warriors Field Lab Working in the field lab has provided me with numerous connections, opportunities to better myself, and a wealth of new experiences.  One of the highlights of visiting many different places is getting to form connections with a wide variety of people, and working as an intern at the field lab has given me the opportunity to do just that. There was a large gap in age between my coworkers at the lab and I. While this gap in age initially took some getting [...]

Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoration Challenge

2022-06-02T17:32:28+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoration Challenge Introduction The vitality and diversity of Earth’s ecosystems are the basis of human prosperity and well-being. Yet we are degrading these precious resources in alarming ways. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is an opportunity to help turn the tide and give people and nature a sustainable future. Sunday, June 5th is World Environment Day and this year’s theme is #OnlyOneEarth. It calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.  WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce the launch of [...]

Spotlight on Hans Ngoteya

2022-05-01T12:36:00+00:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Spotlight on Hans Ngoteya May 1st 2022 Hans Cosmas Ngoteya is a conservationist from Tanzania, a National Geographic Explorer, an expedition expert, and a professional in wildlife photography and filming. He is a co-founder of Ngoteya Wild, a Tanzanian wildlife and conservation storytelling company where he works as a director and documentary cinematographer. He has worked with local and international organizations to tell impactful stories about their work and with NHK Wild Japan to produce a wildlife behavior documentary in the Serengeti. Also he is a co-founder of Tanzania Wildlife [...]

A Showcase of Wildlife and Wild Places on My Wild Africa

2022-05-01T10:49:42+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.

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.