We're thrilled to be back and to bring you the latest updates from our film, conservation, education and outreach programs. This year, we have an exciting line-up of new initiatives that we're confident will transform and catalyze the wildlife film making industry in Africa and leave a lasting impact on wildlife conservation. Stay tuned for our upcoming wildlife films and much more, as we continue to work towards preserving the beauty of our planet for future generations.
Team Sayari Premieres Across Africa on 24 September 2022trish2022-10-12T14:26:15+00:00
Following the recent announcement of title of the series, The Walt Disney Company Africa, together with its project partners, National Geographic, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and WildlifeDirect have today revealed that the highly anticipated National Geographic Kids programme, Team Sayari, will air each Saturday on National Geographic Wild (DStv 182, Starsat 221) at 13:00 (CAT) from 24 September 2022.
Drought in Kenya reaches Catastrophic levelstrish2023-02-08T10:50:57+00:00
The drought in Kenya has reached catastrophic levels and there are no signs of it abating. To support the national effort to raise awareness we partnered with Charlie Hamilton-James, a Nat Geo photographer to tell the stories in pictures. These photographs can be distressing so please click on this link if you want to see what we observed in the Kajiado and Amboseli region. We hope that these pictures will influence conversations at the upcoming Biodiversity conference, as well as the new Kenya government policies and regulations.
Protecting Kenyan Nature DefendersVictoria Wangui2021-11-30T12:51:49+00:00
On 26th October 2021, the Cabinet Secretary of Environment and Forestry, Hon. Keriako Tobiko exposed the names of grabbers of Kiambu Forest – these are the people who Joannah fought against and who probably killed her for it.
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.
Hell’s Gate needs tender loving care – not the Love FestivalVictoria Wangui2020-03-20T10:25:18+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.
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.
Mayes raises ksh120 000 for elephants ahead of Safari Rallytrish2019-10-29T09:33:27+00:00
Chui Safari Lodge manager Geoff Mayes, who will race the Maxxis Tyres and Silverspread Kenya V8 Tomcat in this weekend's KCB Safari Rally, has raised over ksh120 000 in a charity raffle for Hands Off Our Elephants.
Tribute for Royjan Taylortrish2019-09-23T10:11:36+00:00
It is with a very heavy heart that I share a great loss to Kenya, the conservation community, herpetology world and the close knit Watamu residents, the communities he served and all the staff and friends of Bio-Ken.
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.