Monthly Archives: June 2009

Send a Beautiful and Caring Card this 4th of July

On the Fourth of July, America will be celebrating their great country’s birthday. This is a time to appreciate freedom of the American people. We should join them in celebration. But our wildlife also need freedom from persecution, and extinction. On this important day, therefore send our Independence Day greeting card to an American and […]

For Father’s Day, Give a Gift that Lasts.

It will be Fathers Day on Sunday 21 June 2009 throughout the USA and in 52 other countries. What are you doing for your father, your grandfather or the father of your children? Fathers are the icon of strength and protection for the family. Instead of all those electronics and tools that he already has, […]

Gorillas, People and WildlifeDirect

January this year on one of our visits to Uganda we had the privilege of meeting one of Africa’s leading conservationists. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, recently the winner of the prestigious Whitley Fund for Nature awards. Her organisation Conservation Through Public Health is one of WildlifeDirects new Albertine Rift Project blogs. The team and I were […]

Furadan Story Spreads in Regional Media

The fight to get Furadan out of reach of herders and farmers who have been using it in retaliatory killing of lions, hyenas and other predators; the incidental killing of vultures and other raptors; as well as killing of birds for food, got a boost today. In this weeks East African weekly newspaper, there was […]

Press Release: Conservationists Raise Alarm Over Bird Poisoning

  NAIROBI, Kenya – 10 June 2009. While Kenyans have decried the unprecedented killing of more than 75 lions by pastoralists using Furadan as was recently highlighted in the local and global media, Conservationists now say that the plight of wild birds, which are being poisoned in their thousands, has been overlooked. The conservationists, who […]

Pictures of poisoned lions vultures in Mara

Dear Friends I hope you won’t be offended when I show these photos which are so shocking and sad that they will make you cry, then demand an immediate response from FMC and the Kenya Government for hesitating over the ban on Furadan and carbofuran. Dead lion cub estimated to be only 8 months old. […]

Kenya to ban carbofuran – Wekesa

We have just received the copy of the Hansard or official record of the discussion regarding a ban on carbofuran  in the Kenyan parliament last Tuesday which is available on the government website here (pgs 8 – 11). We at WildlifeDirect are very happy to report that many Kenyan members of parliament were up in […]

Seeking comments on Kenya’s Wildlife Bill

Dear all, I just got this note from a friend… just posted information on the new wildlife bill for 2009.  Please see I believe anyone can read it.  However, it anyone wants to post comments they will need to register.  On left side of main page they will see “Register here”.  Click on […]

Will Kenya ban Furadan?

Will Kenya ban Furadan? That’s the big question that many are asking. In the wake of the latest lion poisoning incident in the Masai Mara, the Kenyan Parliament on Thursday responded angrily to the response of the Kenyan Minister for Wildlife on the issue of whether to ban Furadan. He informed the house that the […]

Parliament Awakens to Wildlife Poisoning Problem

In today’s national newspapers in Kenya, there were two stories about lion poisoning in the Masai Mara. One in The Standard reports the Minister for Forestry and Wildlife Services Dr Noah Wekesa saying that lions were dying in the Masai Mara and Furadan was responsible. He however referred Hon. John Mututho’s call for its ban […]