NTV Wild Talk: Season 1 & 2 Episodes

WildlifeDirect has partnered with Kenya Wildlife Service and NTV to bring you NTV Wild, a program that brings award winning documentaries on wildlife and also provides the platform for debate and discussion with experts on Kenya’s wildlife, its conservation and why it matters so much.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E1

“The mystery of Mzima”
Smriti Vidyarthi visits Mzima springs to bring a story about the spring that would be lifeless without hippos. A world class site that is amazing.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E2
“Kenya-US relations in protecting wildlife”
Smriti Vidyarthi engages US ambassador to Kenya Ambassador Robert F. Godec and the US Secretary – Interior Sally Jewell as #NTVWild talk focuses on US-Kenya relations in protecting our wildlife

NTV Wild Talk S1 E3
“Stopping wildlife trafficking through Kenya”
Smriti Vidyarthi takes a look at wildlife trafficking and wildlife crime.

TV Wild Talk S1 E4
“Saving Kenya’s big cats”
From the seventh wonder of the world, Maasai Mara is home to the largest population of lions. Smriti Vidyarthi share the incredible life stories of two cat families.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E5
“Safeguarding Karura Forest”
Smriti Vidyarthi takes a look at whether Karura forest is under threat or not. The show looks at the struggles to save Karura forest from land grabbers.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E6
“Wildlife Newbies & Champions”
Smriti Vidyarthi speaks to some of the new faces linked with protection of wildlife.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E7
“Richard Leakey: Life story”
Smriti Vidyarthi speaks with Dr. Richard Leakey about his childhood, the evolution of mankind, surviving a plane crash and challenges & successes of leading the Kenya Wildlife Service.


NTV Wild Talk S1 E8
“Dirty money, dirty trade”
Smriti Vidyarthi takes a look at how wildlife and the money. The link between economics and the wildlife. A lucrative business that is fast growing by the day with poachers going to the extremes to make a quick buck.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E9
“Ticking time bomb: Wildlife conflict”
Cases of clashes between man & mammal are on the rise. Smriti Vidyarthi visit the Amboseli ecosystem to find out why Maasai morans are taking matters into their own hands.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E10
“Why Dudus Matter”
Smriti Vidyarthi talked to entomologists who explain why insects are important in our ecosystem and why we need them so as to live.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E11
“Elephant Orphans: The Survivors”
Baby elephants often become the victims of poaching. Smriti Vidyarthi meets the rescued orphans at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and hears their remarkable stories of survival.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E12
“Rhinos on the brink”
Smriti Vidyarthi visits Ol Pejeta Conservancy which is home to the only 3 northern white rhinos left in the world.

NTV Wild Talk S1 E13

“Burning Issues”

On April 30th, 105 tonnes of Ivory & 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn will be set ablaze at the Nairobi National Park. Smriti Vidyarthi tells you why & how Kenya will burn the largest stockpile of Ivory ever.

NTV Wild Talk S2 E1 “Beyond the Burn”

The Ivory & rhino horn has been destroyed beyond economic use. Smriti Vidyarthi brings you the highlights of the burn & the summit, and finds out what next.


NTV Wild Talk S2 E2 “Courts & Wildlife Crime”

Wildlife crime is the most urgent threat to the world’s elephants & rhinos. Smriti Vidyarthi goes to the courts to find out how Kenya manages cases, after the crimes have been committed.


NTV Wild Talk S2 E3 “Human Wildlife Conflict: Solutions”

A hippo was killed & eaten by Athi River residents, a day after KWS officers rescued it & its calf from the mud. Smriti Vidyarthi seeks some of the solutions to human-wildlife conflict.


NTV Wild Talk S2 E4 “Environment Matters”

A healthy nation depends on a healthy environment. Smriti Vidyarthi speaks with UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, on Kenya’s environmental successes & challenges, and why we need to ensure a green future.


NTV Wild Talk S2 E5 “Drowning Nairobi”

What’s the importance of rivers and riparian zones? What’s the disastrous impact of building on such land? What’s being done to restore Nairobi River? Smriti Vidyarthi speaks with Nairobi Governor, Evans Kidero, Environmentalist, Isaac Kalua & architect, Mumo Musuva, to find out.


NTV Wild talk S2 E6 ”Discovering Birds”

Did you know that predators of a feathery kind lurk in our woods and soar in our skies? Fleur Ng’weno has been taking Kenyans on urban bird walks for 45 years. Smriti Vidyarthi joins her & Nature Kenya bird-watchers on a fascinating walk on the wild side.


NTV Wild Talk S2 E7 “Rhino Capture…”

At least 1,338 rhinos were killed for their horn by poachers across Africa in 2015. Smriti Vidyarthi goes to Ol Pejeta to witness the dramatic efforts being made to protect Kenya’s rhino population.

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