Statement on the murder of Esmond Bradley Martin

2018-02-08T11:42:02+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is with deep shock and horror that WildlifeDirect has learnt about the murder of Esmond Bradley Martin on Sunday, 4 February 2018 around 4PM at his house in Langata, Nairobi. We had interacted closely with Esmond on matters to do with ivory trafficking and he always kept us updated on his ivory trade research around the world.

Great Grevy’s Zebra Rally

2018-01-12T08:25:02+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, featured, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Somewhere in Northern Kenya lies a gem. A stunningly beautiful but endangered zebra that many Kenyans have never heard about, let alone seen. This is the story of the Grevy’s zebra. A rare Kenyan heritage that needs to be protected before it goes extinct.

Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions

2017-11-07T08:26:25+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions By: Trish Sewe & Wilkister Adema  Nairobi-October 9, 2017: On a beautiful Saturday morning of October 7, thousands of marchers streamed in at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi to be part of a worldwide call to action to condemn the poaching of elephants, rhinos and the trafficking of wildlife trophies. The Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions is a global movement, which calls upon governments, the civil society, grass root communities and all stakeholders to be proactive and collaborative in order [...]

Princeton in Africa honor Dr. Paula Kahumbu

2017-10-19T18:58:20+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect is pleased to announce that its CEO Dr. Paula Kahumbu was this week presented with Princeton in Africa Founders’ Medal at the Princeton in Africa Gala in New York City. Every year since 2011, Princeton in Africa has presented the Princeton in Africa Medal to outstanding individuals who share a commitment to the advancement of Africa.

Burn horns, save rhinos

2017-09-22T09:48:39+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, featured, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Burn horns, save rhinos By: Paula Kahumbu and Andrew Halliday  Nairobi-September 22, 2017: Today, September 22, is World Rhino Day. Rhinos were once widespread across Asia and Africa and even in Europe, where they are depicted on cave paintings. Today their situation is precarious.   The world population of the northern white rhino now consists of 5 individuals. Sudan, the last surviving male, is now beyond breeding age. He and two female companions are living out their lonely final years under the care of Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.   Three [...]

WildlifeDirect calls on Tanzania to expedite investigations on the brutal murder of Wayne Lotter

2017-08-18T16:15:48+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of Wayne Lotter’s murder on Wednesday evening. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. Wayne Lotter’s work was vital because of the rate of elephant poaching in Tanzania, which has decimated populations by over 75% in just 5 years.

WildlifeDirect partners with Amarula Trust to raise global awareness about elephant poaching

2017-08-18T16:16:14+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect is very proud to work with Amarula Trust to create global awareness of the plight of Africa’s elephants. While many brands use elephants in their logos, Amarula is the only African brand that has positioned itself to champion elephant conservation.

Pangolin: The Most Trafficked Animal in the World

2018-02-17T09:33:43+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog, featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Pangolin: The Most Trafficked Animal in the World By: Trish Sewe and Judy Wangari Nairobi-July 5, 2017: Every year for the last six years, World Pangolin Day has been celebrated on February 17. A day set aside to create awareness of the most trafficked animal in the world. A world, where illegal wildlife trade ranks fourth after drugs, arms and human trafficking.Pangolins are burrowing nocturnal mammals that are covered in tough, overlapping scales made from keratin, which grow throughout their lives just like human hair. Image by Paul Hilton for WildAid [...]

WildlifeDirect calls for rule of law as bloodbath escalates in Laikipia County

2017-08-18T16:18:47+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect has called for the national security apparatus to accelerate efforts to achieve rule of law in Laikipia County where many lives have been lost, people injured and millions of dollars lost due to property damage. The targeting of foreign born owners and managers of conservancies have hit both local and international headlines, but even more disturbing are the numbers of unreported killings of Kenyan small scale farmers and herders. In addition there has been a slaughter of endangered wildlife including grevy's zebras, elephants, lions and giraffes.

WildlifeDirect Expresses Dismay at Decision to Route SGR Through Nairobi National Park

2017-03-29T00:01:27+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

WildlifeDirect Expresses Dismay at Decision to Route SGR Through Nairobi National Park By: Trish Sewe Nairobi-January 6, 2017: WildlifeDirect express deep dismay at the decision by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to grant approval for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) to pass through the Nairobi National park, despite overwhelming public opposition. The government has promised that the railway will not impede wildlife migrations, and that funds will be made available to improve the status of this and other parks in the country, while protecting the people who live adjacent [...]

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