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Elizabeth Wainwright at Kinga Animal Advocacy

What’s Right?

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Problem is Scott Olmstead, the North American model of conservation does not apply to Africa. And unfortunately when all of us intervene in Africa (conservationists as well), we all influence the management of Africa’s resources. That means you and me and there is much debate about that and much to consider in our efforts. I believe every hunter has the right to hunt. What needs to be considered is reverence for a dwindling and endangered species. To be examined at this time are the repercussions for hunting an animal such…read more

Elephant Attack in Kruger National Park.

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Elizabeth Wainwright
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I am devastated and angered by watching the video of the tourists who were charged and injured by an elephant while in musth in Kruger National Park. These folks placed themselves and the future of this animal in harm’s way because of ignorance. Musth is a right of passage for male elephants and ensures that they mate with females and hence we have baby elephants in this world. This poor elephant was deemed unusually aggressive and killed because of this unfortunate circumstance by park authorities. Clearly from the video, he…read more

How to Really Save Elephants in 11 Minutes
How to Really Save Elephants in 11 Minutes

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjYt5uQPu8o

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Crushed.

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I have been quiet since I have come home from Kenya. I don’t think anybody can estimate how a trip to Africa can have an impact on you until you experience it for yourself. During this time, the United States crushed its ivory stockpile on Thursday November 14, 2013. If you haven’t already seen or read about it, you can visit the official event website here: http://www.fws.gov/LE/elephant-ivory-crush.html. As a passionate conservationist, something about this whole event just didn’t sit right with me. I’ll try to explain. This past Thursday, the…read more

The Elephant Orphans of Kenya.

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Elephants

My last day in Kenya was spent at the place where it all began for me. The place where I first learned about the plight of orphaned elephants in the wild via the Internet and what ultimately brought me to Africa- The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery in Nairobi. Situated on the outskirts of town and within the national park that surrounds the city, here is the place where elephant orphans lucky enough to be found from all over Kenya have a home with other victims whose mothers or families…read more

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