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Communities demand recognition at Africa’s first Wildlife Economy Summit

African governments urged to review current country laws governing the management of wildlife and recognize community rights over the ownership, management and use of resources. In a Declaration signed on 25 June 2019 at Africa’s first Wildlife Economy Summit by 40 community representatives from 12 countries, the communities demanded to be recognized and respected, as shareholders and not mere stakeholders in the new deal for rural communities and wildlife and nature.


Mayes raises ksh120 000 for elephants ahead of Safari Rally

Chui Safari Lodge manager Geoff Mayes, who will race the Maxxis Tyres and Silverspread Kenya V8 Tomcat in this weekend's KCB Safari Rally, has raised over ksh120 000 in a charity raffle for Hands Off Our Elephants. The grand prize of a trip for two to the Sarova Spirit of the Maasai Mara was won by Annalyn Hern from Green Park in Naivasha.


WildlifeDirect opposes the reversal of the Hunting Ban in Botswana

WildlifeDirect does not support the reversal of the Hunting ban in Botswana though we recognize that it is their sovereign right to manage elephants domestically. Recent policies by the former Botswana President, Ian Khama gave Botswana enormous global recognition and applause. But the current President, Mokgweetsi Masisi is aggressively rolling back Khama’s policies.


Marching for wildlife

On a chilly Saturday morning in April, thousands of people from all walks of life turned up for the biggest march for wildlife. The Nairobi Edition of Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, Lions and other endangered species attracted more than 3500 marchers who marched for about 15km from the National Museums of Kenya to Kenya Wildlife Service Headquarters.


Wildlife Warriors, New TV Series, Celebrates African Conservation Heroes

A new weekly series called Wildlife Warriors will premiere on East Africa’s largest channel, Citizen TV, on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 5PM. Development of this series was funded by the U.S. Government, through USAID, in partnership with U.S. Department of the Interior, Wild Lives Foundation, and National Geographic.