Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dr. Kahumbu receives 2013 UN Kenya Person of the Year commendation

Dr. Paula Kahumbu is a Kenyan wildlife conservationist. She obtained her PhD from Princeton University where she studied ecology and evolutionary Biology, and did her research on elephants in the Southern part of Kenya. Dr Kahumbu is the Executive Director of WildlifeDirect (Kenya) a Kenyan based conservation organization that leads the HANDS OFF OUR ELEPHANTS […]

Uhuru Kenyatta speaks out about ivory and terrorism

This article appeared in The Path to Defeating the al-Shabaab Terrorists The jihadists who struck my country should be fought militarily but also financially. Let’s work together. the Wall Street Journal By UHURU KENYATTA The weekend brought encouraging news in the international fight against Islamic terrorism, news that was particularly welcome in Kenya, the country […]

iWorry Nairobi

Today was a special day, people came for a vigil held at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for those who so tragically lost their lives in the Westgate mall attacks and also for the elephants who continue to fall victim to the ivory trade.            Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed for […]

Focus on Illegal Ivory Trade in the U.S.A

The plight of African elephants is receiving global attention this week as four key events came together in USA; the Clinton Global Initiative on 26 September, the March for Elephants on 4 October (, the sentencing of Victor Gordon a notorious American ivory trafficker on 7 October, and the crush of 6 tons of American […]