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WildlifeDirect yesterday launched Season two of the Wildlife Warriors tv sequence

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Nairobi, 5 February 2022: WildlifeDirect yesterday launched Season two of the Wildlife Warriors tv sequence on the Karen Blixen Espresso Gardens. The 13 half sequence will premiere on Kenyan tv screens by way of Citizen TV beginning this Sunday sixth February 2022 at 5.30 p.m. EAT. Season two of Wildlife Warriors is that includes greater than 20 heroines and heroes.

The launch was graced by Hon. Joseph Wakaba Mucheru EGH, the Cupboard Secretary for the Ministry of Info, Communications and Know-how, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Chargé d’Affaires Eric Kneedler – U.S. Embassy in Kenya, Ms. Jane Marriott OBE – British Excessive Commissioner to Kenya, Rachel Rivera -Wild Lives Basis, Timothy Owase – Kenya Movies Fee, Peter Kinyua – Chairman Kenya Forest Service, Mamo B. Mamo – Director Normal at Nema, conservation heroes featured within the sequence, and lots of conservation companions.

Movies and storytelling about Africa by Africans are a number of the inspirations behind the conception of this extremely profitable tv program.   Season one launched in April 2019 highlighted 14 heroes and heroines who shared their successes and challenges in wildlife and conservation in defending turtles, African wild canine, elephants, snakes, to call a number of. One such hero is Ambrose Letoluai who was a part of a group that helped in monitoring and photographing the elusive black leopard in Laikipia.  Ambrose’s experience in monitoring leopards earned him a scholarship to pursue undergraduate research in Nairobi in addition to a brand new digicam to assist in his analysis work.

A survey carried out after Season one aired revealed that 51 p.c of Kenyans had watched it establishing a fertile floor for shaping debates that may encourage optimistic change in conserving Africa’s wildlife. The affect of the Wildlife Warriors sequence has been felt past our borders.  After a group screening of the “Saving Snakes in Watamu’ episode screened in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, the group have proven eager curiosity in studying about snakes of their nation. 7 out of the 13 episodes have obtained awards, recognition and particular screenings globally reinforcing our perception that there’s a demand for domestically produced movies.

The Wildlife Warriors documentary sequence will proceed to shine a lightweight on native conservation heroes and create a platform to coach, encourage and fire up a name to motion inside viewers to worth and care about nature as a lot as we do.

The sequence is produced and hosted by award-winning Kenyan conservationist and WildlifeDirect CEO Dr. Paula Kahumbu.  It has been filmed and edited by the Nairobi-based manufacturing home Vivid Options Ltd.

The manufacturing of sequence has been made attainable with the beneficiant help of the American folks by means of the US Company for Worldwide Growth and the US Division of Inside in partnership with the U.S. Division of Inside, the Wild Lives Basis, and the Nice Plains Basis.

“To guard our wildlife, we can’t do it with out recording this data for everyone.  I discover it crucial to seek out methods of partaking and guaranteeing that these movies can be found to each particular person on the planet in order that they’ll see what now we have. I really feel very proud to see this finished in Kenya.  I would like you to know the dedication now we have as a authorities, is that we are going to help and be certain that we give the required necessities.  We have now been discussing with the Kenya Movie Fee on how we will arrange a fund to place this actually essential information and knowledge into folks’s fingers and houses. – Hon. Joseph Mucheru E.G.H, Cupboard Secretary within the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs.

“Large congratulations to WildlifeDirect and all of the work that you simply put into this. The US Embassy in Kenya and the U.S. authorities is honored to accomplice with Paula and her implausible group.  Wildlife Warriors is about hope, optimism, and power.  It’s about motivating the subsequent era to take motion, to have the identical form of power that Paula has. It’s about inspiring the subsequent era.” – Eric Kneedler, Cost d’Affaires -U.S. Embassy in Kenya.

It’s our hope that many extra younger folks, folks of the US, folks all around the world will likely be educated by this nice work. Wild Lives Basis has been supporting the sequence and all of her work for years and we hope to do many extra years of labor.” – Rachel Rivera – Wild Lives Basis

“I can’t inform you how proud we’re of the success of Wildlife Warriors. We began Wildlife Warriors to convey our movies and our tales residence, to permit our personal folks to inform our personal tales and to provide a voice to our heroines and heroes who’re on the frontline conserving wildlife and nature. We particularly wished to display that Kenyans have storytelling expertise, to inform our personal tales, not simply because we must always inform our personal tales but additionally as a result of we expect they’d resonate extra with fellow Kenyans. In season two, we wished to point out how we might faucet into our conventional information and tradition that’s a part of our worth system as African folks, as Kenyans. Wildlife Warriors is about getting folks to cease and assume and be part of us to work collectively to avoid wasting our wildlife.”  –   Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO at WildlifeDirect

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For extra data or interviews please contact Carol Ng’ang’a at carol@wildlifedirect.org.   Pictures and movies can be found on request.

About WildlifeDirect:

WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive affect Kenyan primarily based group that seeks to vary hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures perpetually. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to attach folks to their wildlife and nature and galvanizing them to treasure it and act to preserve it. WildlifeDirect’s work is organized round three pillars of labor:

  1. Authorized – Defending the integrity of protected areas, looking for justice for wildlife and folks, and campaigning to safe vital wildlife buffer zones, dispersal areas and corridors. We work to make sure that each citizen can use their proper to public participation in issues associated to wildlife and the atmosphere.
  2. To alter the narrative of conservation in Africa by producing African optimistic movies, and creating the capability of African storytellers. To encourage our personal folks, we produce Wildlife Warriors, a well-liked wildlife TV sequence about our wildlife heroes and heroines, and the animals that they’re saving. We intention to rework and catalyze the wildlife movie making business in Africa.
  3. Training and Outreach, by means of Wildlife Warriors Children Golf equipment in faculties. We accomplice with faculties to provide youngsters hands-on information, life-changing experiences, and alternatives to make a distinction.
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