WildlifeDirect and KBC Wildlife Warriors TV Sequence Partnership


Nairobi, June 22, 2021: WildlifeDirect is thrilled to announce a partnership with Kenya Broadcasting Company (KBC), the nationwide broadcaster, to air Season One of many Wildlife Warriors TV Sequence. This partnership will permit viewers from all corners of the nation to have entry to the present that gives an African perspective on conservation by way of the tales of Africa’s personal conservation heroes, entrance line troopers, and leading edge scientists.
Wildlife Warriors goals to excite, entertain, wow, educate and encourage viewers to care about nature and wildlife, and take actions that reserve it and the pure habitats. It’s scheduled to premiere on KBC Channel 1 on June twenty sixth, 2021 at 6:30 PM EAT. “We’re happy to associate with WildlifeDirect on this wildlife collection. It’s our expectation that that is going to ignite curiosity in our heritage that’s wildlife in Kenya and for this, we commend WildlifeDirect in a really massive means as we stay up for wider areas of collaboration past wildlife.” Dr. Naim Bilal, Managing Director of KBC.  
This partnership with KBC permits WildlifeDirect to additional its mission of connecting folks to their wildlife and nature and galvanizing them to treasure it and act to preserve it. The collection is meant to alter the narrative of conservation in Africa by producing African optimistic movies, and creating the capability of African storytellers.
“Documentaries about wildlife made in Kenya have touched and moved folks all over the world for many years main them to fall in love with our iconic animals and locations, and galvanizing them to go to the nation. However none of those movies have been made by Africans or for African audiences the place they’re wanted probably the most. WildlifeDirect is breaking this pattern by creating documentaries that won’t solely thrill African audiences however will create a brand new financial alternative for saving wildlife by investing in wildlife filmmaking and creating jobs. I’m so excited that Wildlife Warriors will now be carried on KBC which suggests it will likely be in a position to attain Kenyans from all of the corners of the nation. We’re actually wanting ahead to suggestions from viewers to know if our collection is altering hearts and minds, in addition to actions on the bottom. We congratulate KBC on their relaunch and stay up for a protracted and fruitful partnership with them”.  Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Chief Govt Officer of WildlifeDirect.
Wildlife Warriors has performed extraordinarily nicely in Kenya, Africa and all over the world. Two episodes from season certainly one of Wildlife Warriors have been chosen for screening on the New York Wildlife Conservation Movie Pageant in October 2019 and one movie was shortlisted for a prize within the Latin American Nature Awards in 2020. The collection has been seen by over 50 % of Kenyans through Citizen TV, has aired in 26 African nations by way of EbonyLife TV and Kenya’s youth station, Swap TV. It’s also at the moment obtainable on the Waterbear Community (waterbear.com).
Wildlife Warrior is the primary wildlife documentary collection made by Africans.  The making of the collection was the topic of a significant article in The New Yorker by journalist Jon Lee Anderson, A Kenyan Ecologist’s Campaign to save lots of her Nation’s Wildlife, printed within the February 2021 challenge.
The collection is produced by Paula Kahumbu who can be the host and is shot and edited by Nairobi primarily based manufacturing home Vivid Options Ltd. Dr. Paula Kahumbu is a famend Kenyan conservationist who gained the Rolex Nationwide Geographic Explorer of the 12 months on fifteenth June 2021, and the Whitley Gold Award in Could 2021. She is the Chief Govt Officer of WildlifeDirect.
The manufacturing of this collection was funded by the U.S. Authorities, by way of USAID and in partnership with the U.S. Division of the Inside, The Wild Lives Basis, and Nationwide Geographic.
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For extra data or interviews please contact Trish Sewe at psewe@wildlifedirect.org Photos and movies can be found on request.
About WildlifeDirect:
WildlifeDirect is internationally acknowledged as a excessive influence Kenyan primarily based group that seeks to alter hearts, minds and legal guidelines in order that Africa’s wildlife endures endlessly. The mission of WildlifeDirect is to attach folks to their wildlife and nature and galvanizing them to treasure it and act to preserve it.
The technique of WildlifeDirect is organized round three pillars of labor:

Authorized – Defending the integrity of protected areas, in search of 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 surroundings.
To vary 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 preferred 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 Children Golf equipment in colleges. We associate with colleges to provide kids hands-on information, life-changing experiences, and alternatives to make a distinction.

Go to us right here https://wildlifedirect.org.

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