Ending the Year Strong
As we bid farewell to 2023, WildlifeDirect celebrates a year of remarkable achievements and impactful milestones. Our dedicated team has spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives that defined our success. The Safari Storylab emerged triumphantly, fostering a new era of storytelling to amplify the African voices of wildlife and conservation.
Investing in the next generation by expanding our commitment to education and outreach, we ventured into Tanzania and Rwanda, bridging communities with the invaluable knowledge needed for sustainable coexistence. The resilience and passion of our team have not only fortified our existing efforts but have also paved the way for a brighter future for wildlife and ecosystems. As we reflect on these accomplishments, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who have been part of this incredible journey. To ensure that our momentum continues into 2024 and beyond, we invite you to join us in supporting our upcoming initiatives. Together, let’s make a lasting impact on the preservation of our planet’s precious biodiversity. We could not have done it without you. Thank you so much for being an integral part of our success. I look forward to your commitment to staying with us.
One of the highlights of the year has been the been the successful Safari Storylab Filmmaking Course for Mid-Career Filmmakers and Conservation Storytellers from 7th to 17th December 2023 at Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Maasai Mara.
The Safari Storylab Filmmaking Course is a mid-career filmmakers and conservation storytellers with comprehensive training in nature film storytelling and production. The main goal is to support the growth of African filmmakers and storytellers, emphasizing capacity building for African storytelling and nurturing the next generation of natural storytellers.
Twenty four fellows from five African nations spent ten days with a team of incredible trainers including Yvonne Owuor, Peter Fison, Dino Martins, Paula Kahumbu, Ben Ward, Charlie Hamilton James, Julie Busse, Jacqueline Farmer and Jurgen Lisse to polish their skills in storytelling, editing, cinematography and science for film.