Conservation and Civil Society Organizations Condemn the Murder of Joannah Stutchbury

2021-07-23T19:10:15+00:00July 16th, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today, we speak as environmentalists, conservationists, civil society organizations and advocates of the earth to demand action from our leaders, starting with the President of Kenya, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Kenya Forestry Service and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, to thoroughly investigate the murder of Joannah Stutchbury.

WildlifeDirect and KBC Wildlife Warriors TV Series Partnership

2021-06-24T06:19:31+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

My Wild Africa in April

2021-05-18T09:27:29+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In April, WildlifeDirect continued to bring to Kenyan viewers wildlife documentaries into their homes. The films aired every Sunday at 5:30 PM EAT via Citizen TV. The films aired focused on elephants, hippos, lions and the Cape Ground Squirrel.

NEMA Revokes the Environmental Impact Assessment license for KiliAvo Farm

2021-04-28T08:45:46+00:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Environment and Management Authority (NEMA) has today revoked the Environmental Impact Assessment license for KiliAvo Farm Fresh Ltd following yesterday’s ruling by the National Environment Tribunal (NET) to throw out the petition to halt NEMA from stopping the farm.

Avocado Farm loses its bid to farm in an Elephant Corridor

2021-04-27T11:38:40+00:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect welcomes the ruling of the National Environment Tribunal today dismissing efforts by Kenyan agricultural company KiliAvo Fresh Ltd to overturn the National Environment and Management Authority’s stop order following a huge outcry from the public and complaints from the Amboseli Land Owners and Conservation Association, and conservation bodies including WildlifeDirect, Big Life Foundation, and The Conservation Alliance of Kenya (CAK).

Two dolphins and turtle found dead in Tana River County

2021-04-19T07:45:25+00:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trawling activities along the shores of the Indian Ocean in the Kipini area of Tana Delta in Tana River County has resulted in the death of two dolphins and a turtle.

Italian Trawler Vessel Fishing Endangered Species Seized In Kenyan Waters

2021-04-16T07:53:15+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

An Italian trawler vessel, MV Roberto, was seized on April 11th, 2021 by the Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Fisheries Service in the Indian Ocean at Kipini, Tana River, Kenya.

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

2021-03-15T06:00:57+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

New Community Marine Protected Area Created in Lamu

2021-01-06T12:10:29+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

WildlifeDirect calls on Tokyo to ban ivory trade

2020-08-12T07:41:06+00:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.