Monthly Archives: July 2015

Justice for Cecil

Hunting for pleasure is a barbaric, uncivilized practice that is well past its sell-by date Like people across the world, I am extremely angry and deeply saddened about the killing of the great lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. Cecil was a spectacularly beautiful lion. He was lured out of the protection of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National […]

Video: Creating a Generation of Wildlife Warriors Event

On 4th July, WildlifeDirect hosted one of the biggest ever events about conservation in Nairobi. The event which was held at Brookhouse School brought together young people and youth of all ages to discuss the role of young people in conservation through Open Space Technology.  Dubbed ‘’Creating a generation of Wildlife Warriors’’ the event brought […]

5 Elephants poached in Tsavo West, 2 people arrested

Five elephants were yesterday night killed in Tsavo West and their tusks removed. This killing brings the number of elephants killed in the area this month to seven.  The elephants were killed near Ziwani and Lake Jipe area leaving only a surviving calf. Kenya Wildlife Service officials have launched a manhunt for the poachers behind […]

Dr.Kahumbu discusses elephant conservation with U.S President Barrack Obama

WildlifeDirect CEO Dr.Paula Kahumbu was among the members of the Kenya Civil Society who met the U.S President Barrack Obama on on Sunday.  The meeting, which was held at the Kenyatta University, brought together members of the civil society from across the country to address critical issues affecting the country.  Dr.Paula was here to address […]

Platinum Dancers perform an anti-poaching play

They are known for having featured in one of the biggest regional dance shows in East Africa, Sakata. They have also won several awards, thanks to their unique talent; they are Platinum Dancers from Kibera. The group, which was formed in 2009 performed during the #Tweet4Elephants debate hosted by WildlifeDirect at Brookhouse School in April […]

WildlifeDirect and UNDP hold project inception meeting in Amboseli

On Wednesday, WildlifeDirect initiated a new community enterprise project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and in collaboration with the Her Excellency, The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta in Imbirikani, Amboseli. The project inception meeting was held at the Big Life foundation bringing together over 100 women from three different groups in the area […]

Dr. Jane Goodall Celebrates 55 Years of Pioneering Research with Wild Chimpanzees

On July 14, 2015 WildlifeDirect CEO Paula Kahumbu joined Dr.Jane Goodall as she celebrated 55 years of pioneering research with chimpanzees at Gombe National park in Tanzania. Her research study has become the longest running wild chimpanzee study that now generations of new researchers are continuing, taking it even further, into the world of wild […]

Platinum Dancers emerge top in their campaign against poaching

  They are known for having featured in one of the biggest regional dance shows in East Africa, Sakata. They have also won several awards, thanks to their unique talent, they are Platinum Dancers from Kibera. The group, which was formed in 2009 performed during the #Tweet4Elephant debate hosted by WildlifeDirect at Brookhouse School in […]