WildlifeDirect is excited to announce that Dr. Paula Kahumbu has been recognized as the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year for 2021. This prestigious award recognizes the cutting edge work that Dr. Kahumbu has been pioneering for more than a decade at WildlifeDirect. The award was announced today at the National Geographic Explorers Festival, an invite-only event hosted by the National Geographic Society, held on June 15th – 17th, 2021.
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 email@example.com.
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.
WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce that Dr. Paula Kahumbu is the winner of the prestigious Whitley Gold Award for 2021. The Whitely Gold Award comes with £100,000 in project funding and will be used to establish an environmental justice desk to address conservation matters such as human-wildlife conflict, securing wild spaces for wildlife and empowering citizens to advocate for environmental matters in Kenya.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.