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.
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.
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.
Today the Kenyan Criminal Justice system failed. Feisal Ali Mohamed who was convicted of trafficking in illegal elephant tusks today walks free. In July 2016, Feisal was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and fined of 20 million shillings for trafficking in 2,152 kilograms of elephant ivory.
It is with deep shock that WildlifeDirect learnt about the tragic loss of eight black rhinos during the translocation exercise that was carried out more than a week ago by Kenya Wildlife Service with support from WWF-Kenya.
We are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Paula Kahumbu will be speaking at this year's Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress in South Africa. Paula will be one of the inspiring, powerful women giving a key note address on Mandela Day, July 18th.
On June 23, the Great Grevy’s Rally results were released at the Great Grevy’s Ball 2018 in Laikipia. Despite many challenges that faced Kenya, Grevy’s zebras have weathered the prolonged drought, increased competition with livestock and increased poaching and disease.