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 2022trish2022-10-12T14:26:15+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 levelstrish2023-02-08T10:50:57+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.
Support the Wildlife Warriors Kids Field HeadquartersVictoria Wangui2023-02-08T10:25:19+00:00
As you plan your spring cleaning, go through your stores and look at all the stuff you’ve not used in ages, AND DO NOT NEED ANYMORE, please consider us for a donation. We are setting up a field camp for kids to give them a chance to learn outdoorsmanship, camp life, citizen science, etc. We have a lovely large mess tent and we will be putting it up this weekend in the bush just south of Nairobi. This will be the base for all our Wildlife Warrior Kids activities going forwards.
Empowered kids are restoring natureVictoria Wangui2021-10-06T09:35:16+00:00
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).
Latest Updates in JuneVictoria Wangui2021-08-31T12:06:02+00:00
Welcome to our June edition of Wildlife Tracks. In this edition, we highlight the activities carried out by our team as well as the fantastic news about Dr. Paula Kahumbu being named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year for 2021.
WildlifeDirect Launches Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoring Nature ChallengeVictoria Wangui2021-08-07T13:00:10+00:00
WildlifeDirect is marking this year’s World Environment Day by launching the Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoring Nature Challenge in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. The Challenge is targeting public and community primary schools in Kenya. Every year on June 5th the world celebrates World Environment Day; a United Nations day set aside to create awareness and take actions that protect the environment.
Marching for wildlifetrish2019-07-04T11:41:24+00:00
On a chilly Saturday morning in April, thousands of people from all walks of life turned up for the biggest march for wildlife. The Nairobi Edition of Global March for Elephants, Rhinos, Lions and other endangered species attracted more than 3500 marchers who marched for about 15km from the National Museums of Kenya to Kenya Wildlife Service Headquarters.
Wildlife Warriors, New TV Series, Celebrates African Conservation Heroestrish2019-06-14T17:15:03+00:00
A new weekly series called Wildlife Warriors will premiere on East Africa’s largest channel, Citizen TV, on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 5PM. Development of this series was funded by the U.S. Government, through USAID, in partnership with U.S. Department of the Interior, Wild Lives Foundation, and National Geographic.
Creating awareness about life below watertrish2020-06-10T08:30:07+00:00
On a sunny Saturday morning in March, hundreds of local residents, volunteers and school children joined WildlifeDirect, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and other non-governmental organizations in a cleanup exercise to rid the beaches along Malindi of plastic wastes.