Monthly Archives: June 2011

Richard Leakey interviewed by Jeff Koinange on the future of Kenya

Whenever Richard Leakey speaks you have to listen. In this interview he talks  to Jeff Koinange about environmental concerns and how Kenyan leadership is letting us down embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube DirektRichard Leakey Jeff Koinange WildlifeDirect video embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube DirektRichard Leakey Jeff Koinange WildlifeDirect video embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube DirektRichard Leakey Jeff Koinange […]

Africa’s silent spring – warning graphic video

Dear all, Following the positive outrage from Kenyans after Kenyan talk show host on K24 Jeff Koinange aired my interview with him on 28th June, we have decided to show you the video that convinced him that the issue needed to be in the open. This video has some graphic scenes, we hope that does […]

WildlifeDirect at National Geographic in Washington

Dear all, My brother Andrew took these photos  of the Emerging Explorers symposium and the National Geographic/Buffett awards I will write a full explanation of what we did but for now I just wanted to thank Sheryl, Christine, Brian and Tuck, Lisa Olsen, Alan Donovan, Amb. Rannenberger, Don Barry, Caroline Kennedy, Derek and Beverly, Joy […]

Serengeti Highway cancelled

In what appears to be a great accomplishment for conservation, the Tanzanian Government has cancelled plans to build a highway across the  Serengeti. WildlifeDirect wrote  about the threat of the Serengeti Highway back in June when the decision by the Tanzanian government at the time seemed impossible to reverse. While the decision by the government […]

Paula Kahumbu Receives the Buffet Award

Dear Friends, I am in Washington DC to receive the National Geographic Buffet Award for Conservation Leadership in Africa. It has been an extraordinary and humbling experience. Howard Buffet and his son Howard were not able to attend the ceremony but a video from them congratulating us was aired. Stuart Pimm on the left nominated […]

Pesticide poisoning is wiping out Kenya’s Wildlife

Dear Friends, This was in Toda’s Nation Newspaper Pesticide devastating Kenya’s wildlife ubmit Cancel Posted  Monday, June 20 2011 at 15:47 According to the law, it is a serious offence to misuse or abuse pesticides, and the Pest Control Products Board is meant to regulate the safe use of pesticides for food production. Through my organisation, WildlifeDirect, I […]

Paula Kahumbu wins 2011 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation

WildlifeDirect Executive Director Dr. Paula Kahumbu has for the second time this year won a National Geographic award after being declared the winner of the prestigious National Geographic Society/Buffet Award for Leadership in African Conservation. Moi Enomenga, a community leader of the Huaorani people from the Ecuadorian Amazon, who is working to preserve his cultural […]

Nairobi National Park, the cities greatest asset is at risk

One of the things that keeps me awake at night is the fact that wildlife declines are being documented right across Africa. Two recent scientific articles have made the headlines across the world – both were written by Joseph Ogutu a Kenyan scientist now based in Germany. Ogutu has shown through analysis of long term […]

Pesticide poisoning may be the greatest threat to wildlife in Kenya

According to Kenyan law, it is a serious offense to misuse or abuse pesticides in this country and the Pest Control Products Board is meant to regulate the safe use of pesticides for food production. Through my organization WildlifeDirect, I have been calling for a total ban on the deadly carbofuran pesticide locally known by […]

Paula Kahumbu interviewed by Yale Environment 360

WildlifeDirect Executive Director, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, was recently interviewed by Christina Russo of Yale Environment 360. In the Interview posted on 8 June 2011, Paula spoke at length about her work at WildlifeDirect and our triumphs and struggles as we battle to preserve Africa’s magnificent animals. When asked who are the WildlifeDirect bloggers, Paula said […]