One of our most exciting and fulfilling programs at WildlifeDirect is education and outreach. Children across Kenya join our Wildlife Warriors Kids Clubs for place-based learning in their schools and communities.
We are super excited to share with you our latest news on a historic partnership and project. On the 17th of November, WildlifeDirect signed an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Walt Disney Company to produce a new nature television series with community outreach programs in Africa. The series will be called National Geographic Kids Africa.
WildlifeDirect is supporting communities and wildlife affected by the drought. Please donate now to help us alleviate the suffering to people, livestock and wildlife. We will get the money to our partners on the ground to pay for water and hay to keep people, livestock and wildlife alive through this devastating drought.
On 26th October 2021, the Cabinet Secretary of Environment and Forestry, Hon. Keriako Tobiko exposed the names of grabbers of Kiambu Forest – these are the people who Joannah fought against and who probably killed her for it.
Thank you to everyone who joined the energetic team of 200 people who gathered virtually to discuss how we can accelerate African filmmaking and storytelling to save wildlife. The Open Space Technology (OST) event attracted participants from over 40 countries in response to the question “Africans at the heart of African wildlife filmmaking and storytelling to conserve Africa’s spectacular wild heritage. How can we make it happen?”
On a chilly Friday morning on 3rd September, WildlifeDirect held its first BioBlitz event in Nairobi, in the garden of H.E. Ms Jane Marriott, British High Commissioner to Kenya.
On 22nd September, renowned primatologist and environmental activist Dr Jane Goodall, and our CEO, Dr Paula Kahumbu, discussed how wildlife conservation is a solution to the climate crisis during an interview with The Washington Post Live hosted by Libby Casey.
On June 5th, World Environment Day, WildlifeDirect launched the Wildlife Warriors Kids ‘Restoring Nature Challenge’ in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. Two schools won seed funding of Ksh 100,000 ($1,000), two won Ksh 75,000 ($750), and four won Ksh 50,000 ($500).