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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Migratory corridors promote ecological connectivity, allowing wildlife to migrate between different habitats and ranges in response to seasonal changes in food and water.
WildlifeDirect is excited to announce that Dr. Paula Kahumbu has been recognized as the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year for 2021. This prestigious award recognizes the cutting edge work that Dr. Kahumbu has been pioneering for more than a decade at WildlifeDirect. The award was announced today at the National Geographic Explorers Festival, an invite-only event hosted by the National Geographic Society, held on June 15th – 17th, 2021.
WildlifeDirect launches a new comprehensive report on Kenya’s legal response to wildlife, forest and fisheries crimesVictoria Wangui2021-06-04T07:02:19+00:00
WildlifeDirect is pleased to release the fourth report on the outcomes of wildlife, forest, and fisheries crime cases in Kenya. This report presents data collected from 4,142 cases. We have been monitoring wildlife crime cases in Kenyan courts since 2013 as a response to the crisis of poaching of elephants and other endangered wildlife.
This week, the #WILDLIFEWARRIORS PHOTO COMPETITION on the theme HUMANS HELPING NATURE received 70 photos from 27 different photographers. The judges were moved by the stories behind each image. This week’s winners captured three different themes of how humans are making the planet a better place by planting trees, rescuing wildlife, and cleaning up our rivers.