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World Wildlife Day Meet-and-Greet: Partnerships for Conservation

Yesterday was a beautiful evening at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Nairobi while the World Wildlife Day photo exhibition, organized by the Karakana initiative, continues. The show is a partnership between Karakana, Photokenya, Photographers Association of Kenya (P.A.K.) and the KWS. The photo exhibition is now heading to its last stretch closing on Sunday next weekend (19th March).


The event was graced by the chief guest Mr. Muraya Githinji, the KWS Senior Warden in-charge of the Nairobi National Park. Also in attendance was Ms. Gladys Kosgei, Marketing Manager at KWS, Mr. Evans Ogeto, the P.A.K. chairman, Mr. Daudi Mwaniki, the PAK Secretary and Stephen Nderitu from Karakana Initiative.


NNP Senior Warden Mr. Muraya Githinji, KWS Marketing Manager Ms. Gladys Kosgei, Karakana's Stephen Nderitu and the MC of the evening Mr. Daudi Mwanini (also PAK Secretary)

The WWD 2023 photo exhibition is a display of 87 wildlife, nature and conservation images by eight professional photographers: Anthony Ochieng (Tony Wild), Evans Ogeto, Usha Harish, Felix Kipng’etich, Lucas Marang’a, Stephen Nderitu, Paras Chandaria and Peter Chira. The evening event was a great opportunity for wildlife and conservation enthusiasts to mingle and network, exchange ideas and interact.


Exhibiting photographers got an opportunity to show the KWS officials around the exhibition.

This event happens at a time when Kenya’s wildlife is facing an unprecedented level of extreme food and water scarcity as was highlighted by Senior Warden Mr. Muraya Githinji in his remarks. He also challenged photographers other guests present towards practical action since the effects of climate change are already here with us.


From Left: Stephen Nderitu, Paras Chandaria, Evans Ogeto, Senior Warden Githinji, Felix Kipng'etich, Usha Harish and Lucas Marang'a.

Senior Warden Githinji challenged photographers other guests present towards practical action since the effects of climate change are already here with us.

The Photographers Association of Kenya Chair, Mr. Evans Ogeto.


Photographer Paras Chandaria, who probaby has photographed wildlife at the Nairobi National Park more than anyone else, addressing guests at the meet-and-greet.

Guests meet and greet!

Guests meet and greet!

Guests listen, meet and greet!

Guests meet and greet!

Guests meet and greet!

Guests meet and greet!


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