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WildlifeDirect is high impact, forward thinking, lean organization with a very modest budget. We promise that your contribution will have impact on saving Africa's endangered species. Every penny counts so make a donation today!
Eyes in the Courtroom
WildlifeDirect has been conducting pioneering work on combating wildlife crime in Africa. Our Eyes in the Courtroom program monitors every wildlife trial in the country to examine how the judicial system is working as a means of providing transparency, and to support law enforcement. Our work has led to strengthened enforcement efforts, enactment of better laws improvement in prosecutions including the arrest and prosecution of high level criminals.
Education and Outreach
Children can learn about wildlife from their immediate environment by something as simple as growing plants and observing insects. Our Wildlife Warriors program is a powerful network of schools across the country that brings wildlife into classroom through books and films, and takes children into the parks to be awed and inspired by our wondrous wildlife. We engage schools in meaningful activities like citizen science, photography, habitat protection and ecosystem restoration. Our model is to provide training and materials to teachers so that they can empower children to make a difference in their own communities, addressing conservation and human-wildlife conflict.
Our Community program aims to promote a peaceful relationship between communities and wildlife. We involve members of wildlife affected communities in innovation camps to engage with engineers, innovators and investors in devising solutions to their challenges from elephants raiding farms, to lions attacking their livestock. Our approach is to provide the assistance for communities to solve problems that they have identified like how to avoid snake bites. Each year we conduct a ten days of field research with communities as part of this program.
WildlifeDirect is the only African conservation organization that is developing wildlife documentaries for local audiences. Our new educational wildlife documentary series Wildlife Warriors reaches 4 million viewers per week in Kenya. Each episode features a Kenyan conservation hero and the species they are conserving. We have also expanded to the rest of the continent as the series is now being broadcast in 26 countries reaching over 70 million Africans via Nigerian channel EbonyLife TV.
WildlifeDirect is a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law under IRC section 170. Tax Identification Number (EIN): 30-0256542