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Better Than Smart.

Posted by in Conservation

It takes more than a great idea to help make a difference in Africa. You need to be better than smart, you need to be shrewd. Know your market, know your limiting factors and know your end user. Simple, but powerful strategic planning can make the difference between just creating excitement about your endeavor and the impact of real results. The following article from Forbes really inspired me to remember to deploy all of the strategic marketing tools that I know work. “When our colleagues studied 439 market-based solutions in Africa,…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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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

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