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.
Wildlife Warriors, New TV Series, Celebrates African Conservation Heroestrish2019-06-14T17:15:03+00:00
A new weekly series called Wildlife Warriors will premiere on East Africa’s largest channel, Citizen TV, on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 5PM. Development of this series was funded by the U.S. Government, through USAID, in partnership with U.S. Department of the Interior, Wild Lives Foundation, and National Geographic.
Creating awareness about life below watertrish2020-06-10T08:30:07+00:00
On a sunny Saturday morning in March, hundreds of local residents, volunteers and school children joined WildlifeDirect, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and other non-governmental organizations in a cleanup exercise to rid the beaches along Malindi of plastic wastes.
Using Technology to Accelerate Justicetrish2019-05-02T11:10:29+00:00
Hundreds of tech innovators, entrepreneurs, lawyers and judges from around the globe are gathered at the Peace Palace, The Hague Netherlands, for the 9th Annual Innovating Justice Forum organized by the HiiL (Hague Institute for Innovation of Law). The 2-day forum that concluded today centered its discussions on finding ways to make justice inclusive and user-friendly.
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.
Celebrating young wildlife warriorstrish2020-07-16T05:47:51+00:00
On August 12, the world will be celebrating World Elephant Day. When elephants thrive, we thrive and that is why WildlifeDirect has joined forces with Amarula to raise global awareness about the plight of elephants. As keystone species, elephants support entire ecosystems.