Beauty in Biodiversity – Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition Winners

2020-04-03T06:10:32+00:00

Beauty in Biodiversity - Nature's Treasures Photo Competition Winners March 31, 2020 This week we had 168 entries from 63 different photographers which is up from 32 entries from 14 photographers – that’s an increase of 500%!  We are very excited by the rising interest in this competition and the support from all of [...]

Natures Treasures Photo Competition Week One Winners

2020-03-24T14:10:59+00:00

Winners of Nature in Distress Wildlife Warriors Nature's Treasures Photo Competition. Each week will have a different theme. This week’s theme is Beauty of Biodiversity. Send your submissions (phone and camera photos) to info@wildlifedirect.org (3 images per person only). Junior category is age 15 and below. Entries close on Sunday 29th March at midnight.

Fighting for Vultures at hell’s Gate National Park

2020-04-03T05:46:50+00:00

Recent developments in Kenya’s National Parks are putting endangered species at grave risk. In December 2019, a 48-hour mega music festival was scheduled to take place at Hell's Gate National Park on Valentines' weekend. Numerous bird enthusiasts and experts requested WildlifeDirect to take action to save the only protected breeding colony of the critically endangered Ruppell’s Vulture.

Hell’s Gate needs tender loving care – not the Love Festival

2020-03-20T10:25:18+00:00

Many people are shocked, as I am, by the approval given to hold two large-scale public events in Hell’s Gate National Park later this year. The Koroga Love Festival, on 14–15 February, and the East African leg of the World Rally Championship, programmed for July, will attract thousands of people to the Park for activities that are unconnected with wildlife conservation.

Survey reveals that 51 percent of Kenyans watched Wildlife Warriors TV Series

2020-03-02T06:46:02+00:00

In April 2019, WildlifeDirect launched Wildlife Warriors, a TV series about Kenyan wildlife heroes at the front line, and the species that they are saving. The series has smashed all expectations after the results of a survey revealed that 51 percent of Kenyans had watched it in 2019.

Cultivating Wildlife Warriors

2020-03-02T06:39:48+00:00

Historically, most African wildlife films have been produced by Westerners for Western audiences. Paula Kahumbu, a Kenyan wildlife conservationist, is working to change that. She is the CEO of the nonprofit WildlifeDirect, which produces a documentary series featuring African storytellers such as herself telling the stories of African conservation heroes.