Monthly Archives: June 2013


   Paula Kahumbu – WildlifeDirect’s CEO talks about the new campaign against poaching Why are you so outspoken about conservation and the poaching situation? I am one of 9 kids and we were raised on a farm on the outskirts of Nairobi. Wildlife was an everyday part of my childhood. We had monkeys in the […]

Experts warn elephants will go extinct in 10 years.

According to a conservation organization Elephant Voices, Mainland China must immediately put to an end illegal trade of ivory, which going by the current rate of poaching of elephants, the elephants will be extinct within the next 10 years. In a report by the Daily Mail, Dr. Joyce Poole says that the last one year […]

Margaret Kenyatta fosters ‘Tundani’

On the 18th of June the first lady, her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust and Fostered an orphan elephant, orphaned due to poaching. The First Lady had gone to see baby elephants that have been orphaned as a result of the on going slaughter of elephants across Kenya. She is one […]

In Global First, Philippines to Destroy Its Ivory Stock

No other ivory-consuming nation has taken such a dramatic step.   Bryan Christy for National Geographic Published June 18, 2013 On June 21 the Philippines will destroy five tons of seized ivory, becoming the world’s first ivory-consuming nation to destroy its national ivory stock. The act comes in the wake of the country’s being identified […]


First Lady Margaret Kenyatta yesterday visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) to meet the baby elephants that have been orphaned as a result of the ongoing slaughter of elephants across Kenya, making her the first Kenyan leader to publically take personal interest in the crisis facing Kenya’s elephants. At the current rate of poaching, […]

Article by Paula Kahumbu

seven rhinos killed by poachers in Kenya’s bloodiest week Kenyans aghast as deadly co-ordinated attacks bring country’s rhino death toll to 24 this year A rhino poached on private ranch Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya, killed in late May 2013. Photograph: Phil Mathews Gunshots rang out across the wilderness on 23 May when poachers shot to death […]