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Hit the Ground Running with WildlifeDirect

We’re thrilled to be back and to bring you the latest updates from our film, conservation, education and outreach programs. This year, we have an exciting line-up of new initiatives that we’re confident will transform and catalyze the wildlife film making industry in Africa and leave a lasting impact on wildlife conservation. Stay tuned for our upcoming wildlife films and much more, as we continue to work towards preserving the beauty of our planet for future generations.

It’s been a year since Dr. Richard Leakey, Founder of WildlifeDirect, passed away and his friends, colleagues and family got together to mark this one-year memorial. Richard was an incredible being. He had a natural sense of leadership, old fashioned, but straight forward. He was a visionary leader in the fields of human evolution and conservation. His passion for science and his commitment to preserving the natural world will never be forgotten. He dedicated his life to uncovering the secrets of our past and protecting the future of the planet. His memory was super sharp and his ability to hold many ideas in the air at once to find common threads was phenomenal.

‘He believed strongly that we should create a movement for the love of nature. It wasn’t wildlife, or the big five (though he loved elephants), it was nature he appreciated. Leakey’s legacy is one of incredible achievements and remarkable impact’ (Dr. Paula Kahumbu).  He is deeply missed and his legacy lives on, inspiring us all to strive for a better future.

Read more of this and other stories in our January newsletter.