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 Tokyo to ban ivory trade

2020-08-12T07:41:06+00:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: press resleases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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.

WildlifeDirect and EbonyLife TV Wildlife Warriors TV Series Partnership

2019-12-20T12:06:31+00:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: featured, press resleases, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

2019-10-17T15:42:49+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Legal Program, press resleases, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Law enforcement officers sentenced to life imprisonment for poaching

2019-10-17T15:32:05+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Legal Program, press resleases, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Showdown looming at CITES

2019-05-11T12:02:56+00:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 trafficker walks free

2019-04-26T15:40:39+00:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, featured, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Tanzania court sentence ‘Ivory Queen’ to 15 years in jail

2019-10-17T15:37:23+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: featured, press resleases, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A Tanzanian court has sentenced Yang Fen Glan popularly known as ‘Ivory Queen’ to 15 years in jail. The 69 year old Chinese national, was charged along with two Tanzanians with offenses of unlawful dealing in collecting, selling and transporting more than 706 pieces of elephant tusks weighing 1889 kilograms in 2014.

From ivory queen to jail bird

2019-02-19T16:48:16+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Legal Program, timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A court in Tanzania has convicted and sentenced Yang Feng Glan, infamously named ‘The Ivory Queen’ and two of her associates to 15 years in prison. This is welcomed news signaling an end to a 5 year protracted case where Ms. Yang and two Tanzanians were charged with economic crimes for trafficking in more than 706 pieces of elephant tusks in 2014.