When Richard Leakey started the Kenya Wildlife Service he ignited a new approach to conservation in Kenya. He created a proud visionary organization led by Africans that sought to provide excellence in conservation that had never been seen before. Indeed the institution has gone on to become globally recognized and a source of many of Kenyan top conservationists.
We are super excited to share with you our latest news on a historic partnership and project. On the 17th of November, WildlifeDirect signed an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Walt Disney Company to produce a new nature television series with community outreach programs in Africa. The series will be called National Geographic Kids Africa.
WildlifeDirect is supporting communities and wildlife affected by the drought. Please donate now to help us alleviate the suffering to people, livestock and wildlife. We will get the money to our partners on the ground to pay for water and hay to keep people, livestock and wildlife alive through this devastating drought.
Migratory corridors promote ecological connectivity, allowing wildlife to migrate between different habitats and ranges in response to seasonal changes in food and water.
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.
In May, WildlifeDirect launched the first Wildlife Warriors Kids Clubs Teachers Convention for 17 teachers at the Chyulu Wilderness Camp in Kajiado County. The goal of the Teachers Convention was to consolidate the lessons learned from experiences with the existing network of the Wildlife Warrior Kids clubs and lay the groundwork for the expansion of the network in consecutive years.
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.
Welcome to our February edition of Wildlife Tracks. This month, we pay tribute to the fallen heroes who dedicated their lives to protecting wildlife. We also share our latest program updates, our Wildlife Warriors TV series updates, local news updates to protect wildlife and their habitats and how you can be part of creating a generation of courageous wildlife warriors.
On October 31, 2020, Kenyans from all walks of life, including the youth, children, and students led by the Daima Coalition on Green Spaces, marched to draw attention to the rampant cutting down of trees for road construction and show their opposition to the construction of the Nairobi Expressway.
The final theme in Season Two of the Wildlife Warriors Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition DRAMATIC WILDLIFE received 154 images from 57 different photographers in Kenya and Uganda. We take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all photographers who shared with us their photos in each category and theme over the past 12 weeks.