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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

Crushed.

Posted by in Elephants

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.

Posted by in 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

Amboseli National Park & Cynthia Moss

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I spent the day with Luca Belpietro and Antonella Bonomi and two of their children, Lucrezia and Jacopo at Amboseli National Park. A short flight from Campi ya Kanzi, Amboseli is home to The Amboseli Elephant Research Project and approximately 1500 African Elephants. A highlight of the day was the chance to meet and talk with Cynthia Moss, one of the world’s top elephant behavior experts. In 1968, Cynthia Moss made a life-changing decision and moved to Africa to study elephants in northern Tanzania with Iain Douglas-Hamilton. Four years later, teaming…read more

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