Monthly Archives: June 2014

UNDP partners with Kenya’s First Lady to combat poaching

25, 2014/in First Lady, News, Press /by PSCU     Nairobi June 25, 2014 (PSCU) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has entered into a partnership with the office of the First Lady Mrs Margaret Kenyatta on wildlife conservation and anti-poaching in the country. Under the partnership, UNDP will sponsor the First Lady’s ‘Hands Off Our […]


By Chris Kiarie – Project Interpreter, WildlifeDirect June 8th 2014 Guangzhou City, China It’s a Sunday evening. I am seated in a downtown hotel lobby. I had a long 9 hour flight from Addis Ababa. In the plane, seated next to me are a Chinese gentleman and a Tanzanian lady. We relate well from the […]


By Chris Kiarie, Project Interpreter – WildlifeDirect June 12th 2014 Xiamen City      Photos by Resson Kantai and a friend. As I watch a morning program in Xiamen China about how we should take care or our heart, I can’t help but wonder how much success elephant conservation success would have if all the […]


By Chris Kiarie – Project Interpreter, WildlifeDirect   June 11th 2014, Xiamen City       Photos by Gao YuFang and Resson Kantai Duff Everyone loves them. In rural Africa, failure to have them, makes you the laughing stock of the village. In modern Africa, people still prefer to have at least one. Their presence […]

V I C TO R Y!!!

  The New York State Legislature stood up for elephants! They passed a bill banning the sale and purchase of ivory and rhino horn. We are so grateful to all of you for being a true coalition and supporting the efforts in New York with dedication and perseverance. We look forward to working with you […]

Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers

By Paula Kahumbu It is 4 am and I have been sitting at my computer for hours. I just can’t sleep after hearing the terrible news that Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead Satao lived in Tsavo East National park in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers, […]

Ndovu + Music = Ndovu Music Contest

Article by Njambi Maingi The month of June, heavily marked and highlighted on the Safaricom Calendar in the WildlifeDirect office in Nairobi, was a definite illustration of the numerous midyear activities planned out for the Hands off Our Elephants Campaign. None of them bigger than the biggest collaboration in Elephant Conservation this year!! What am […]

Kenya at the crossroads: it’s time to root out the elites who control wildlife crime

A huge seizure of ivory at Kenya’s main port, Mombasa, tests the will of political leaders to apply the law on wildlife crime The announcement of the seizure on Thursday (June 5th) of more than 200 elephant tusks in a motor vehicle warehouse in Mombasa was a rude but necessary awakening for us in Kenya […]