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.

Tribunal Halts Activities at Amboseli Avocado Farm

2021-03-25T09:15:51+00:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: featured, press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect welcomes a ruling at the National Environmental Tribunal today that ordered all activity to stop at a new avocado farm sited in key wildlife and livestock habitat near Amboseli National Park.   

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.

Industrial Farming Threatens Elephants in Wildlife Corridor in Amboseli Ecosystem

2020-10-19T08:13:31+00:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.