Press Releases

303, 2021

WildlifeDirect launches a new comprehensive report on Kenya’s legal response to wildlife, forest and fisheries crimes

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.

1112, 2020

New Community Marine Protected Area Created in Lamu

On December 10, 2020, a unique and special community marine protected area was created in Kinyika, located 17 Kilometers from Lamu Town. Securing Kinyika will protect fish breeding areas thus assuring fisheries livelihoods, education and research opportunities, and the ecotourism potential.

909, 2020

KWS arrests three people found in possession of a live pangolin

Three people have been arrested and charged with being in possession of a live pangolin. The three Kenyans, all male, were arrested by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers on 2nd September 2020 in Likoni area and charged on 3rd September 2020, at the Chief Magistrates Court in Mombasa.

1208, 2020

WildlifeDirect calls on Tokyo to ban ivory trade

As we mark this year's World Elephant Day, WildlifeDirect calls on the Tokyo Government to ban ivory trade and declare it an ivory free international city ahead of the Olympics Games.

602, 2020

End of an era for a super tusker in Amboseli

WildlifeDirect is heartbroken with the news of the demise of Tim, a majestic elephant, probably the biggest elephant in Africa. Tim was famed for his giant tusks, he awed and inspired so many people and attracted world-class photographers hoping to get a rare shot.