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.
The fifth theme in the Wildlife Warriors Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition HUMANS HELPING NATURE received 19 images from 9 different photographers in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. We would like to thank all the photographers who took part in the photo competition.
The third theme in the Wildlife Warriors Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition Fins, Feathers and Flowers received 161 images from 64 different photographers in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. We would like to say thank you to all the photographers who took part in the theme.
Wild Landscapes, the second theme in the Wildlife Warriors Nature's Treasures Photo Competition, drew 218 entries from 80 different photographers across Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
The first theme in Season Two of the Wildlife Warriors Nature's Treasures Competition, Wildlife Portraits received 250 images from 96 different photographers from Kenya and Uganda. The judges were impressed by the quality of images in the Amateur and Junior Category.
Under the banner of Conservation Alliance of Kenya, over 200 people came together from June 12-14 to address the question, “how can we ensure the management plan commits to protecting the unique, immeasurable ecological value and potential of the park for the public in Nairobi and beyond?”
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.