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.

A Showcase of Wildlife and Wild Places on My Wild Africa

2021-07-22T06:21:43+00:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My Wild Africa series was screened every Sunday at 5:30 EAT on Citizen TV showcasing wildlife documentaries filmed in Africa. In May of 2021, viewers had an opportunity to learn about African wildlife including lions, lizards, giraffes, ostriches, elephants and gorillas. We are grateful to Off the Fence, Citizen TV and WWF-Kenya who have made this series possible. If you would like your film to be featured on My Wild Africa, reach out to Victoria Wangui at victoria@wildlifedirect.org.

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.

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.

KWS arrests three people found in possession of a live pangolin

2020-09-28T03:40:38+00:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

WildlifeDirect calls on stringent measures to curb illegal grazing following recent fires at Tsavo Park

2020-08-12T06:54:53+00:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Court rules against petition to move Mega Music Festival out of Hell’s Gate National Park

2020-02-12T13:33:39+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , |

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.