WildlifeDirect has launched Season two Wildlife Warriors television series. The Series produced by WildlifeDirect CEO Dr. Paula Kahumbu aims at shining a light on local conservation heroes and create a platform to educate, inspire and stir up a call to action within viewers to value and care about nature. Our founder Jahawi, stars as one of the Wildlife Warriors in this season and we filmed the underwater footage for the show.
Team Sayari (Kiswahili: sayari = planet) is a show about a group of young, budding conservationists who along with FUNZI, an AI computer represented as a large, glowing, DNA double helix, are Africa’s protectors working from a fun and high-tech base known as Sayari basecamp. For one of their episode Jahawi is interviewed by a young conservationist about life under the waves and some interesting species that can be found.
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Mangroves were added to the Overworld in Minecraft 1.19, The Wild Update. Mojang Studios also partnered with The Nature Conservancy to raise over 227,000 USD and awareness for real world mangrove tree restoration. Check out the Rooted Together map with Grian, Wyld, Authentic Games and Stacyplays, and the work done in Kenya by the Mtangawanda Women’s Association.
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Across the globe there are passionate and charismatic young filmmakers battling to protect the planet. This empowering new six-part series for CBBC follows them as they discover more about the threats faced by endangered animals and wildlife and what can be done to conserve and protect them.
Made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, each film is self-authored and features a specific animal story or wildlife issue that the young filmmakers want to share with the world. Addressing serious issues in an engaging and digestible way, Planet Defenders embraces the individuality and personality of each filmmaker as they take young viewers along with them on their personal and inspiring journeys.
In Planet Defenders, Jahawi takes the audience on a journey to meet the Kinyika dolphins and reveals more about how he is working to protect them. Working with the Kenyan Marine Mammal Network, Jahawi is hoping to get the area protected as a marine reserve before it is too late.
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Bahari Yetu (Our Ocean) is changing, along East Africa there is no-one who has witnessed this more than the Swahili people. Their culture is born of the ocean, it is interlinked with their heritage and many still travel and live off the ocean using methods handed down from their ancestors. This short film, told from one voice, is a fusion of ocean encounters of respected fishermen from the Lamu Archipelago, sharing their experiences of over half a century sailing these waters, as well as stories from their fathers and grandfathers who taught them their trade. Through their life they have seen drastic changes and they all voiced the same concerns and causes of these changes in the ocean. With ‘Bahari Yetu’ we want to share the beauty and fragility of this part of the Indian Ocean, told from the people who know it best, addressed to the future generations. Delve into an ancient and wise culture and encounter some of the charismatic marine animals that visit these waters or call this part of the ocean home and learn about the issues our ocean is facing and why we need to save it.
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The Underwater Cultural Heritage is the witness of our common memory, for several millennia. The oceans, seas, lakes and rivers hide from view and protect under the surface a priceless heritage, largely unknown and underestimated. No one can protect what is unknown. According to the famous Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, "We love what we marvel at, and we protect what we love." However, these underwater vestiges are threatened by looting and commercial exploitation, industrial trawling, coastal development, exploitation of natural resources and the sea bed. These vestiges are also weakened by global warming, and water acidification and pollution.
This film introduces our Underwater Cultural Heritage in Africa, showcasing this little explored part of our history. Working with UNESCO & National Museums of Kenya to raise awareness to make this heritage better known.
‘Solid Waste Management’ shares the progress Shela Environmental Residents Group (SERG) in Kenya, has made over the last few years, transforming their beaches, streets and public areas from spaces to be simply tolerated into clean and healthy places to be proud of.
In collaboration with Lamu Marine Conservation Trust (LaMCoT) and Tusk Trust, this film shares ideas to help you solve your own local waste management challenges, as well as inspiration for alternative ways to recycle waste, such as creating vibrant artwork.
The results have been influential in creating better hygiene and sanitation for the people living in the local village. The environment has also benefited and subsequently, visitor numbers have improved, providing more money into the local community.
The story of the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust (LaMCoT). For the last 3 decades LaMCoT has been working in the Lamu Archipelago. What started as a turtle conservation project has successfully grown to now encompass a patrolled community marine conservancy amongst other projects. This short documentary aims to showce the beauty of this unique archipelago and the great work the marine conservation trust has been doing, but also highlight what could be lost due to unchecked and unsustainable development and modernisation. Not only does this documentary cover what happens on land but it also dives underwater filming never before filmed reefs and marine ecosystems along with artisanal fishing practices.
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This film explains why Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) are beneficial to coastal communities, how they are established and exactly what they are. It is designed for local fishing communities, donors, government and civil society who want to support LMMAs and spread the word about them. It is also suitable for an audience that is unfamiliar with LMMAs but interested in learning about them.
The film is also available in Swahili & French
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A promotional film for Royal African Safari's trip to the Galápagos Islands. Filmed in 2014