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Elizabeth Wainwright at Kinga Animal Advocacy

Put The Judiciary to Work.

Posted by in Conservation

Appeals to improperly sentenced wildlife trafficking cases have the power to create change. Kenya has done it, now Uganda. What we need are “wildlife enforcement legal teams” hired by the head of state to review all current (and perhaps recently closed) cases of wildlife sentencing in county and other courts. They obtain and review current docket of wildlife incidents and cases to determine if the rulings are/were indeed proper. If the magistrate/judiciary in these counties failed or fails to uphold specific CITES or country specific wildlife laws, this team appeals…read more

Our Wildlife, My Responsibility, My Heritage.

Posted by in World Wildlife Day

An Essay by Makena Muriuki (15 years) & Zanelle Wanja (15) Wildlife Conservation Student Group – Naisula International School Kenya Wildlife is the most precious gift we have. They are living, like us. They are dependent on their kind, like us. Most of all, they are an important part of life just like us. Wildlife is not only a gift we have been given but our heritage and most definitely our responsibility. As the saying goes, with wisdom comes responsibility. We as humans were gifted with the ability to recognize what is needed from us and what is…read more

Essays & World Wildlife Day.

Posted by in Kenya Wildlife Service, World Wildlife Day

In honor of World Wildlife Day and the Kenya Wildlife Service, I will be posting some of the essays from our Wildlife Conservation Student Group project in Kajiado, Kenya. The first essay is included below and is written by two of our Year 10 students. I am so inspired and moved by these words. There is such hope for the future with these children’s voices reaching out into the world today. SAVE THEM, SAVE OUR FUTURE. An Essay by Wanderi Kariuki (16 years) & Ivy Chebet (15 years) Whenever one…read more

How to Really Save Elephants in 11 Minutes

Posted by in Elephants, Uncategorized

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

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Working with the EIA.

Posted by in Elephants

An important first day. This morning I met with Mary Rice, Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency. This organization’s purpose to uncover the aspects of the illegal wildlife trade through undercover investigations and interviews. Once vital information is compiled, it is prepared into reports and films that are shared with government agencies and NGO/conservation organizations. In short, the EIA determines the truth about the ivory trade – vital statistics, how it works, key points of contact, and the bodies of government or other organizations that are involved. To be…read more

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