In January, we officially moved into our Wildlife Warriors Field lab, a 30-acre piece of wilderness south of Nairobi Park. This land was generously given to WildlifeDirect for educational purposes.
As you plan your spring cleaning, go through your stores and look at all the stuff you’ve not used in ages, AND DO NOT NEED ANYMORE, please consider us for a donation. We are setting up a field camp for kids to give them a chance to learn outdoorsmanship, camp life, citizen science, etc. We have a lovely large mess tent and we will be putting it up this weekend in the bush just south of Nairobi. This will be the base for all our Wildlife Warrior Kids activities going forwards.
WildlifeDirect continues to transform and catalyse wildlife filmmaking in Africa, inspiring people to treasure and conserve nature. We are excited to announce that Season 1 of our ground–breaking television series, Wildlife Warriors, is now available on Baze, Kenya’s mobile-first, video-on-demand digital content platform. Baze is powered by Safaricom PLC, the leading communications company in Kenya.
Welcome to our May edition of Wildlife Tracks. In this edition, we share with you exciting news about Dr. Paula Kahumbu winning the prestigious Whitley Gold Award which will elevate the important work that we are doing at WildlifeDirect to save Africa’s wildlife and wild places. We also give you highlights from the first Wildlife Warriors Teachers Convention that brought together 17 teachers from different schools in Kenya to Kajiado County.
The Wildlife Warriors Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition Series One has concluded on the theme was Our Wildlife Our Pride which received 104 images from 41 amazing photographers. Since the competition began on March 17th, 2020, it has been 12 amazing weeks of 1051 incredible photos from 246 different photographers.
This week, the #WILDLIFEWARRIORS NATURE’S TREASURES PHOTO COMPETITION on the theme NON – MAMMAL PORTRAITS received 93 photos from 29 different photographers. The judges were impressed by the quality of the images submitted.
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.
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.
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.