Tim, the Super Tusker elephant in Amboseli has died. Our hearts are broken. Tim was one of Africa's very few Super Tuskers and an incredible elephant whose presence awed and inspired many. He was one of Kenya's National Treasures!
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.
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.
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.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic news about the death of Simion Rono who was killed by a lion while walking home. Please stand in solidarity with Sharon, Simion's widow, by sending your donations to: PAYBILL NO. 600100 A/C NO. 0100003937598.
The 18th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held on 17 – 28 of August 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Kenya’s delegation was led by Tourism and Wildlife CAS, IG (Rt.) Joseph Boinnet.
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.