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.
WildlifeDirect yesterday launched Season two of the Wildlife Warriors television seriesVictoria Wangui2022-02-05T11:00:53+00:00
WildlifeDirect yesterday launched Season two of the Wildlife Warriors television series at the Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens. The 13 part series will premiere on Kenyan television screens via Citizen TV starting this Sunday 6th February 2022 at 5.30 p.m. EAT. Season two of Wildlife Warriors is featuring more than 20 heroines and heroes.
November 2021 UpdatesVictoria Wangui2022-01-07T09:16:03+00:00
We are super excited to share with you our latest news on a historic partnership and project. On the 17th of November, WildlifeDirect signed an agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Walt Disney Company to produce a new nature television series with community outreach programs in Africa. The series will be called National Geographic Kids Africa.
Latest Updates in JuneVictoria Wangui2021-08-31T12:06:02+00:00
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 and KBC Wildlife Warriors TV Series PartnershipVictoria Wangui2021-08-09T10:21:40+00:00
WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce a partnership with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), the national broadcaster, to air Season One of the Wildlife Warriors TV Series. This partnership will allow viewers from all corners of the country to have access to the show that provides an African perspective on conservation through the stories of Africa’s own conservation heroes, front line soldiers, and cutting edge scientists.
Wildlife Tracks in FebruaryVictoria Wangui2021-06-04T06:58:22+00:00
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.
Happy Holidays and a Prosperous 2021Victoria Wangui2021-03-03T13:46:45+00:00
Thank you for standing with us during this year. We are extremely grateful for your support throughout these challenging times. In this edition of Wildlife Tracks, we share with you a sneak peek of what happens behind the scenes of the Wildlife Warriors TV series, films from the ‘My Wild Africa’ series broadcast on Citizen TV in Kenya and the activities carried out by our Education and Outreach team.
Cultivating Wildlife WarriorsVictoria Wangui2020-03-02T06:39:48+00:00
Historically, most African wildlife films have been produced by Westerners for Western audiences. Paula Kahumbu, a Kenyan wildlife conservationist, is working to change that. She is the CEO of the nonprofit WildlifeDirect, which produces a documentary series featuring African storytellers such as herself telling the stories of African conservation heroes.