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Nairobi, 5 February 2022: WildlifeDirect yesterday launched Season two of the Wildlife Warriors tv collection on the Karen Blixen Espresso Gardens. The 13 half collection will premiere on Kenyan tv screens through 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 Data, 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 Basic at Nema, conservation heroes featured within the collection, and lots of conservation companions.
Movies and storytelling about Africa by Africans are a few 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 staff 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 help in his analysis work.
A survey performed after Season one aired revealed that 51 p.c of Kenyans had watched it establishing a fertile floor for shaping debates that may encourage constructive change in conserving Africa’s wildlife. The influence of the Wildlife Warriors collection 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 acquired awards, recognition and particular screenings globally reinforcing our perception that there’s a demand for domestically produced movies.
The Wildlife Warriors documentary collection 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 collection 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 collection has been made doable with the beneficiant assist of the American individuals by way of the US Company for Worldwide Improvement 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 not do it with out recording this info for everyone. I discover it essential to seek out methods of participating and guaranteeing that these movies can be found to each particular person on the planet in order that they’ll see what we’ve. I really feel very proud to see this performed in Kenya. I need you to know the dedication we’ve as a authorities, is that we’ll assist 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 individuals’s arms 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 just put into this. The US Embassy in Kenya and the U.S. authorities is honored to companion with Paula and her implausible staff. Wildlife Warriors is about hope, optimism, and power. It’s about motivating the subsequent era to take motion, to have the identical sort 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 individuals, individuals of the USA, individuals everywhere in the world shall be educated by this nice work. Wild Lives Basis has been supporting the collection and all of her work for years and we hope to do many extra years of labor.” – Rachel Rivera – Wild Lives Basis
“I can not let you know how proud we’re of the success of Wildlife Warriors. We began Wildlife Warriors to deliver our movies and our tales house, to permit our personal individuals to inform our personal tales and to present a voice to our heroines and heroes who’re on the frontline conserving wildlife and nature. We particularly wished to exhibit that Kenyans have storytelling expertise, to inform our personal tales, not simply because we should 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 indicate how we might faucet into our conventional information and tradition that’s a part of our worth system as African individuals, as Kenyans. Wildlife Warriors is about getting individuals to cease and suppose and be a part of us to work collectively to avoid wasting our wildlife.” – Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO at WildlifeDirect
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WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive influence Kenyan based mostly group that seeks to vary hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures without end. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to attach individuals to their wildlife and nature and provoking them to treasure it and act to preserve it. WildlifeDirect’s work is organized round three pillars of labor:
- Authorized – Defending the integrity of protected areas, looking for justice for wildlife and other people, and campaigning to safe crucial 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 surroundings.
- To vary the narrative of conservation in Africa by producing African constructive movies, and creating the capability of African storytellers. To encourage our personal individuals, we produce Wildlife Warriors, a well-liked wildlife TV collection about our wildlife heroes and heroines, and the animals that they’re saving. We purpose to rework and catalyze the wildlife movie making trade in Africa.
- Schooling and Outreach, by way of Wildlife Warriors Youngsters Golf equipment in faculties. We companion with faculties to present kids hands-on information, life-changing experiences, and alternatives to make a distinction.