Protecting Kenya’s Amboseli Tuskers

2024-05-08T02:10:39+00:00

Kenya's unique giant tusked elephants are being killed, and it's not by poachers for their ivory. This time, it's by licensed hunters in Tanzania after trophies for their mantle pieces. WildilfeDirect is working with over 50 other conservation organizations to call on the Tanzanian President, H.E Suluhu, to ban the hunting of elephants in an area of northern Tanzania that the Amboseli elephants frequent. In the face of such challenges to our wildlife, we must amplify our efforts to protect and preserve our natural heritage.

Unveiling of Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s ‘Fragile Beauty’ Exhibition

2024-03-18T17:13:51+00:00

In this edition of Wildlife Tracks, we delve into the unveiling of Prince Hussain Aga Khan's "Fragile Beauty" marine photo exhibition, offering a glimpse into the breathtaking world beneath the waves. Additionally, we explore insightful panel discussions addressing the urgent need for mitigating the triple planetary crisis and the profound impact of Nature Storytelling in fostering conservation efforts.

Ending the Year Strong!

2023-12-22T12:09:53+00:00

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.

WildlifeDirect Rolls Out Team Sayari “Nature Positive Kids” Outreach Program

2024-05-08T02:09:39+00:00

WildlifeDirect, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Africa's wildlife, is pleased to announce the roll out of its new Nature Positive Kids Outreach Program which is an extension of the National Geographic’s Team Sayari educational entertainment Program. Team Sayari, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The Walt Disney Company Africa and Wildlife Direct, saw a 20-part television series being aired across Africa on National Geographic Wild and Disney Channel.

Hit the Ground Running with WildlifeDirect

2024-03-18T17:14:43+00:00

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.

Team Sayari Premieres Across Africa on 24 September 2022

2024-03-18T16:52:37+00:00

Following the recent announcement of title of the series, The Walt Disney Company Africa, together with its project partners, National Geographic, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and WildlifeDirect have today revealed that the highly anticipated National Geographic Kids programme, Team Sayari, will air each Saturday on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) at 13:00 (CAT) from 24 September 2022.

Drought in Kenya reaches Catastrophic levels

2023-12-22T11:27:30+00:00

The drought in Kenya has reached catastrophic levels and there are no signs of it abating. To support the national effort to raise awareness we partnered with Charlie Hamilton-James, a Nat Geo photographer to tell the stories in pictures. These photographs can be distressing so please click on this link if you want to see what we observed in the Kajiado and Amboseli region. We hope that these pictures will influence conversations at the upcoming Biodiversity conference, as well as the new Kenya government policies and regulations.