Tribunal Halts Activities at Amboseli Avocado Farm

2021-03-25T09:15:51+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect welcomes a ruling at the National Environmental Tribunal today that ordered all activity to stop at a new avocado farm sited in key wildlife and livestock habitat near Amboseli National Park.   

WildlifeDirect launches a new comprehensive report on Kenya’s legal response to wildlife, forest and fisheries crimes

2021-03-15T06:00:57+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect is pleased to release the fourth report on the outcomes of wildlife, forest, and fisheries crime cases in Kenya. This report presents data collected from 4,142 cases. We have been monitoring wildlife crime cases in Kenyan courts since 2013 as a response to the crisis of poaching of elephants and other endangered wildlife.

New Community Marine Protected Area Created in Lamu

2021-01-06T12:10:29+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On December 10, 2020, a unique and special community marine protected area was created in Kinyika, located 17 Kilometers from Lamu Town. Securing Kinyika will protect fish breeding areas thus assuring fisheries livelihoods, education and research opportunities, and the ecotourism potential.

Industrial Farming Threatens Elephants in Wildlife Corridor in Amboseli Ecosystem

2020-10-19T08:13:31+00:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Photographs have emerged of a massive land clearing in preparation for establishment of a commercial avocado farm right inside a recently gazetted and fenced wildlife corridor connecting Amboseli National Park and the Chyullu Hills/Tsavo ecosystem. 

KWS arrests three people found in possession of a live pangolin

2020-09-28T03:40:38+00:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Three people have been arrested and charged with being in possession of a live pangolin. The three Kenyans, all male, were arrested by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers on 2nd September 2020 in Likoni area and charged on 3rd September 2020, at the Chief Magistrates Court in Mombasa.

WildlifeDirect calls on Tokyo to ban ivory trade

2020-08-12T07:41:06+00:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As we mark this year's World Elephant Day, WildlifeDirect calls on the Tokyo Government to ban ivory trade and declare it an ivory free international city ahead of the Olympics Games.

WildlifeDirect calls on stringent measures to curb illegal grazing following recent fires at Tsavo Park

2020-08-12T06:54:53+00:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fire fighters worked tirelessly during the last two days to contain bush fires that erupted on 8th August at Tsavo West National Park. In a statement to the press, the Kenya Wildlife Service has stated that it suspects that arsonists lit the fires and that police are tracking them down.

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

2020-08-06T05:52:06+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?”

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.