During the holiday season in 2020, 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 giraffes, the African Penguin - the only penguin species found in the continent, the life journey of elephants in Botswana, wildlife in Namibia, and how predators have formed special skills that allow them to take on everything from a buffalo to a baby elephant.
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.
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.
First African produced Wildlife documentary series, from Kenya Wildlife Warriors goes continent-wide via Nigerian channel EbonyLife TV in November. WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce partnership with Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle network, EbonyLife TV to air Season One of the Wildlife Warriors TV Series will premiere on November 6, on EbonyLife TV in Nigeria.
WildlifeDirect calls on South Africans to overturn the amendment to the Animal Improvement Act (AIA) that has categorized selected endangered species as farmed animals
WildlifeDirect strongly opposes the legislative move by South Africa to list endangered species as farmed animals – although we recognise South Africa’s sovereign right, this is an abuse of a global natural resources.
Four Administration Police Officers were last week convicted to life imprisonment or pay a fine of not less than 20 million shillings ($200,000) each for being in possession of a wildlife trophy without a permit.
WildlifeDirect does not support the reversal of the Hunting ban in Botswana though we recognize that it is their so sovereign right to manage elephants domestically.
Eastern and Southern Africa will take the next Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to another ugly argument about ivory trade. They are pitching for a big fight. Kenya and her 'friends' want to transfer all elephants to be on Appendix I, which will send a clear message - NO IVORY TRADE for anyone.
Another suspected trafficker of elephant ivory is set free by a magistrate at Mombasa Law Courts. Directly charged for the trafficking of 1097kgs of elephant ivory in two containers in December 2016, Mr. Gitonga walks out of court a free man.