WildlifeDirect is marking this year’s World Environment Day by launching the Wildlife Warriors Kids Restoring Nature Challenge in partnership with Mpala Research Centre. The Challenge is targeting public and community primary schools in Kenya.
WildifeDirect through the My Wild Africa series continues to bring wildlife documentary to close to half a million viewers in Kenya every Sunday at 5:30 PM EAT on Citizen TV Kenya. In March, viewers followed a captivating film about a pride of lions facing an upheaval that threatens their survival, went through a spine-chilling film narrated through the eyes of a baboon, dived with crocodiles to learn about their behaviour, discovered how wildlife survive in the scorching temperatures of the Namib Desert and witnessed the life journey of elephants as narrated by award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert in the Soul of The Elephant.
WildlifeDirect launches a new comprehensive report on Kenya’s legal response to wildlife, forest and fisheries crimes
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.
My Wild Africa series continues to bring wildlife documentary films to viewers in Kenya every Sunday at 5:30 PM EAT on Citizen TV Kenya. In January, viewers had the chance to follow the dramatic saga of three lion families linked together by a strange, beautiful oasis called the Glade in Tanzania' Ruaha National Park. The Lions Rule’ explored the unusual animal behaviour where lions lay down with baboons, lions kill giraffes, giraffes mourn their dead and buffaloes fight back.
Every Sunday at 5:30 PM EAT on Citizen TV, Kenyans get to see stories and learn about African Wildlife through the My Wild Africa series. In September, Kenyans were introduced to the Western Lowland Gorillas and the gentle giants of Angola.
In July, three wildlife films have been screened showcasing African wildlife. Elephants, chameleons, hippos, leopards, birds, squirrels, Vervet monkeys, and even baboons, have graced the screens of Kenyans while they are at home.
In June, we screened the Kalahari Meerkats, an extraordinary series that follows the real-life story of a family of Meerkats known as the Gosa Gang, their passions, their loves and loses, and the secret to their survival in the harsh Kalahari Desert.
The presence of green spaces in urban areas offers an area for physical activity and relaxation while filtering noise and dust. With urban forests, oxygen produced by trees filter out harmful air pollution and enhance water distribution into lakes and ponds which moderate temperatures within the city.
Historically, most African wildlife films have been produced by Westerners for Western audiences. Paula Kahumbu, a Kenyan wildlife conservationist, is working to change that. She is the CEO of the nonprofit WildlifeDirect, which produces a documentary series featuring African storytellers such as herself telling the stories of African conservation heroes.