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.
Communities demand recognition at Africa’s first Wildlife Economy Summittrish2019-10-29T09:33:16+00:00
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.
WildlifeDirect opposes the reversal of the Hunting Ban in Botswanatrish2019-09-09T16:18:41+00:00
WildlifeDirect does not support the reversal of the Hunting ban in Botswana though we recognize that it is their sovereign right to manage elephants domestically. Recent policies by the former Botswana President, Ian Khama gave Botswana enormous global recognition and applause. But the current President, Mokgweetsi Masisi is aggressively rolling back Khama’s policies.
Another Elephant Ivory Trafficker Walks Freetrish2019-07-09T17:47:44+00:00
It was shocking moment in Kenya as a Mombasa Law Court set free Ephantus Gitonga Mbare who was arrested in December 2016 after allegedly being found dealing in 1097.75kg of elephant ivory.
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.