In November, viewers had the pleasure of being taken on a journey through the wilderness of Southern Africa and the Indian and Atlantic Oceans discovering more about desert landscapes, lions interacting with elephants, how zebras and ostriches survive in the desert and the world of sharks. The documentaries showcased the tactics it takes to survive in the harsh deserts of Kalahari and Namib.
Sundays at 5:30 PM EAT on Kenya’s popular broadcasting channel Citizen TV are always anticipated by viewers across the country. The My Wild Africa series by WildlifeDirect and Wildlife Warriors TV brings high-quality wildlife documentaries produced in Africa. In October, Kenyans followed the lives of cheetahs in training to be ambassador animals of their species in the second season of cheetah diaries.
Photographs have emerged of a massive land clearing in preparation for establishment of a commercial avocado farm right inside a recently gazetted and fenced wildlife corridor connecting Amboseli National Park and the Chyullu Hills/Tsavo ecosystem.
WildlifeDirect calls on stringent measures to curb illegal grazing following recent fires at Tsavo Park
Fire fighters worked tirelessly during the last two days to contain bush fires that erupted on 8th August at Tsavo West National Park. In a statement to the press, the Kenya Wildlife Service has stated that it suspects that arsonists lit the fires and that police are tracking them down.
WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce the launch of Season Two of the Wildlife Warriors Nature’s Treasures Photo Competition, which is open to nature lovers, amateur photographers, and children from East Africa.
Under the banner of Conservation Alliance of Kenya, over 200 people came together from June 12-14 to address the question, “how can we ensure the management plan commits to protecting the unique, immeasurable ecological value and potential of the park for the public in Nairobi and beyond?”
A Nakuru Law Court has ruled against WildlifeDirect’s application filed in court for an injunction as well as a petition against the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Naivasha Love Festival over the Koroga Festival which is planned on February 14 - 15 at Hells Gate National Park.
Many people are shocked, as I am, by the approval given to hold two large-scale public events in Hell’s Gate National Park later this year. The Koroga Love Festival, on 14–15 February, and the East African leg of the World Rally Championship, programmed for July, will attract thousands of people to the Park for activities that are unconnected with wildlife conservation.
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.
WildlifeDirect uses citizen science approach to engage children in conservation and one such project is the ‘Kids and Goats for Elephants’. This innovative project is pioneered by Dr. Paula Kahumbu, WildlifeDirect Chief Executive Officer and Prof. Thure Cerling a distinguished professor from the University of Utah.