WildlifeDirect CEO, Dr. Paula Kahumbu Named Rolex National Geographic Explorer Of The Year

2021-08-09T06:12:32+00:00

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 crimes

2021-06-04T07:02:19+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.

Humans Helping Nature – Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition

2020-06-04T06:45:19+00:00

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. 

Wildlife Tracks latest updates in the midst of COVID-19

2020-04-21T17:45:07+00:00

Wildlife Tracks latest updates in the midst of COVID-19. We invite you to continue making contributions towards conservation to enable us to support rangers in the field, communities who live with wildlife that might be affected by conflict tor coronavirus and to respond to any emergencies that will emerge during this very difficult period.

Hell’s Gate needs tender loving care – not the Love Festival

2020-03-20T10:25:18+00:00

Many people are shocked, as I am, by the approval given to hold two large-scale public events in Hell’s Gate National Park later this year. The Koroga Love Festival, on 14–15 February, and the East African leg of the World Rally Championship, programmed for July, will attract thousands of people to the Park for activities that are unconnected with wildlife conservation.