It was great news for the Amboseli Elephants on March 23rd, 2021 when a ruling at the National Environmental Tribunal ordered all activity to stop at the avocado farm.
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.
Kenya Wins at CITES CoP18Victoria Wangui2019-12-22T18:05:35+00:00
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.
First Lady meets team from WildlifeDirecttrish2019-05-02T11:12:51+00:00
In December, the First Lady of Kenya, H. E. Margaret Kenyatta convened a meeting with conservationists in Kenya discuss ways to work together to protect Kenya’s wildlife.
Wildlife Warriors kick off across the countrytrish2019-04-06T09:40:54+00:00
Our Education and Outreach team kicked off across the country to distribute Wildlife Warriors resource materials to 33 schools participating in the Wildlife Warriors program. Wildlife Warriors is an education program that introduces Kenyan children to endangered wildlife through a nationwide program targeting public primary schools.
WildlifeDirect announces the release of a new report showcasing the state of wildlife crime cases in Kenyatrish2019-03-15T08:25:20+00:00
We are proud to announce the third report on the outcomes of wildlife crime cases in Kenya. We have been monitoring wildlife crime cases in Kenyan courts since 2008.