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How to Really Save Elephants in 11 Minutes

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Burn Baby Burn.

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The U.S. is scheduled to crush its ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, four days after The International March for Elephants takes place around the world on October 4 and the timing couldn’t be better. The march intends to generate awareness internationally about the potential extinction of these animals by 2025 due to sanctioned ivory sales, illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking. Strategically, the U.S. is set to get some nice branding “mileage” here as a leader in this effort just by crushing the stockpile right on the heels of this…read more

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Kenya and Elephants 2013: A Journey of Discovery

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You are invited to attend a ladies wine and appetizer affair at my home on Friday evening October 4th, 2013 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. My goal is to gather a “tribe” of women who are interested in learning more about African Elephants and my maiden trip to the greater Tsavo Conservancy Area of Kenya October 10th through November 3rd. During my trip, I will visit four amazing trusts that I have determined are truly making a difference for these magnificent animals as well as the region. I invite you to…read more

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2800.

Posted by in Conservation, Elephants, Kenya, Kenya Wildlife Service, Poaching, Uncategorized, Wildlife

Kenya Wildlife Service mentions that there is currently 2800 uniformed agents to manage “approximately eight percent of the total landmass of Kenya that consists of 22 national parks, 29 national reserves and four national sanctuaries including six marine national reserves and four marine national parks. ” This does not include the remaining percentage of land outside of these areas which can include key migration pathways for animals. In 2012, 384 elephants and 29 rhinos were lost to poaching. This year 190 elephants and 34 rhinos have been killed. Likely that…read more

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Well Said.

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“Conservation…is poorly funded at state and regional levels and this translates directly into a lack of properly trained personnel. National borders are porous to put it mildly, corruption in policing and border control is endemic from the top ranks to the lowest officials, and poverty is rife, making it easy to recruit desperate individuals into the poaching army. By contrast, the international criminal syndicates behind the illegal ivory trade are well organised, well funded and ruthlessly efficient.” Peter Borchert, Founder africa Geographic 770 Pieces of ivory worth Sh4billion confiscated in…read more

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