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.
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.
Thank you to everyone who joined the energetic team of 200 people who gathered virtually to discuss how we can accelerate African filmmaking and storytelling to save wildlife. The Open Space Technology (OST) event attracted participants from over 40 countries in response to the question “Africans at the heart of African wildlife filmmaking and storytelling to conserve Africa’s spectacular wild heritage. How can we make it happen?”
On a chilly Friday morning on 3rd September, WildlifeDirect held its first BioBlitz event in Nairobi, in the garden of H.E. Ms Jane Marriott, British High Commissioner to Kenya.
On 22nd September, renowned primatologist and environmental activist Dr Jane Goodall, and our CEO, Dr Paula Kahumbu, discussed how wildlife conservation is a solution to the climate crisis during an interview with The Washington Post Live hosted by Libby Casey.
On June 5th, World Environment Day, WildlifeDirect launched the Wildlife Warriors Kids ‘Restoring Nature Challenge’ in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. Two schools won seed funding of Ksh 100,000 ($1,000), two won Ksh 75,000 ($750), and four won Ksh 50,000 ($500).
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.