On June 5th, World Environment Day, WildlifeDirect launched the Wildlife Warriors Kids ‘Restoring Nature Challenge’ in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. Two schools won seed funding of Ksh 100,000 ($1,000), two won Ksh 75,000 ($750), and four won Ksh 50,000 ($500).
This has been one of the most painful months in all of our 17 years of existence. We have been grieving the loss of one of Kenya’s best known environmental defenders, Joannah Stutchbury, who was gunned down by assailants as she returned home from grocery shopping.
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.
WildlifeDirect is marking this year’s World Environment Day by launching the Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoring Nature Challenge in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. The Challenge is targeting public and community primary schools in Kenya. Every year on June 5th the world celebrates World Environment Day; a United Nations day set aside to create awareness and take actions that protect the environment.
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.
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.
This week, the Wildlife Warriors Nature's Treasures Photo Competition on the theme Nature in the backyard or city received 131 photos from 55 different photographers. Among this, the junior entry received 11 beautiful photos from 5 young photographers. The judges noted that the quality of photos submitted is getting much better.
This week, the Wildlife Warriors Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition on the theme Healthy Habitats received 84 entries from 31 different photographers. The judges were impressed by the quality of the photos noticing an improvement in the type of photos being submitted to the photo competition.
Amateur photographers from anywhere in Kenya, are invited to participate in the Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition. The Wildlife Warriors Photo Competition will run for the next twelve (12) weeks starting on 17th March 2020. Each week will have a different theme.