Migratory corridors promote ecological connectivity, allowing wildlife to migrate between different habitats and ranges in response to seasonal changes in food and water.
This has been one of the most painful months in all of our 17 years of existence. We have been grieving the loss of one of Kenya’s best known environmental defenders, Joannah Stutchbury, who was gunned down by assailants as she returned home from grocery shopping.
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 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.
WildlifeDirect is marking this year’s World Environment Day by launching the Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoring Nature Challenge in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. The Challenge is targeting public and community primary schools in Kenya. Every year on June 5th the world celebrates World Environment Day; a United Nations day set aside to create awareness and take actions that protect the environment.
In May, WildlifeDirect launched the first Wildlife Warriors Kids Clubs Teachers Convention for 17 teachers at the Chyulu Wilderness Camp in Kajiado County. The goal of the Teachers Convention was to consolidate the lessons learned from experiences with the existing network of the Wildlife Warrior Kids clubs and lay the groundwork for the expansion of the network in consecutive years.
WildlifeDirect launches a new comprehensive report on Kenya’s legal response to wildlife, forest and fisheries crimesVictoria Wangui2021-06-04T07:02:19+00:00
WildlifeDirect is pleased to release the fourth report on the outcomes of wildlife, forest, and fisheries crime cases in Kenya. This report presents data collected from 4,142 cases. We have been monitoring wildlife crime cases in Kenyan courts since 2013 as a response to the crisis of poaching of elephants and other endangered wildlife.
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.
It is with deep sadness that we share a great loss to Kenya's conservation community of two members of the Kenya Wildlife Service staff aboard an aircraft in Nanyuki in February. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of pilot Ian Lemaiyan and John Plimo, the passenger who was with him at the time of the crash.
The opportunity for securing wildlife and the migratory corridors is narrowing and now more than ever we need your help. This campaign will help raise public awareness about the importance of these critical migratory paths, encourage public action and set the foundation for talks on the gazettement of wildlife corridors. Give a gift today and help change the future of wildlife for the better.