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Elizabeth Wainwright at Kinga Animal Advocacy

Economic Intent.

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Hunting
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Economics play a key role in conservation. Some 800,000 people may lose their jobs as the article states. Lost wages can equal lost conservation efforts. I am not a proponent of canned safari hunts, but in limited cases, well run, environmentally aware, humane organizations have value to their communities, the land, as well as with species protection. Somewhere here, we have to find a better “middle ground” – helping people economically at the same time, protecting key species. At the end of the day, it’s really all about intent –…read more

Edward Norton Says No to Ivory.

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

Great awareness via a new WildAid public service campaign shot yesterday in NYC. The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, the Maasai, and Kenya’s elephants all will benefit from the reach of the upcoming public service messages. Thank you Edward! “International film star and renowned conservationist Edward Norton filmed two public service announcements on the illegal ivory trade in New York City yesterday. The messages will be part of the “Say No To Ivory” campaign launched earlier this year by WildAid and Save the Elephants. Norton, President of the US Board for…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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Me First.

Posted by in Conservation, Kenya, Poaching, Wildlife

Yes I will admit I am still naive on Kenya’s wildlife issues, not because I haven’t dedicated the time to read or research about them, but simply because I am not yet there to get my “arms” around the situation and understand the politics of what is truly taking place. That will happen soon enough and a wise person knows that this is absolutely essential to understanding any real state of affairs. But perhaps being able to be away from the fire so to speak has its advantages. Within a…read more

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