Elephants and art: an empowering combination

The beauty and might of the majestic African elephant has been a part of my life from when I was a  little boy growing up in Uganda. I spent my early childhood in the Masaka countryside, with my late  Paternal Grandmother. My favorite moments with her were spent sitting at her feet listening to folk tales she shared during those Kerosene Lamp lit evenings. On top of that list was the tale of  Waguludene and Wanjovu (Elephant). She did her best to keep my young mind occupied even through the  horrors of the Idi Amin 1979 war, painting a beautiful picture through her stories of a world where  man and wildlife lived in peace and harmony, with the mighty Elephant as a leader.

The biggest destruction of ivory in Africa's history will soon happen

Burning such a huge amount of ivory should remind us that it’s a small price to pay for the future, not just of this much loved and important species, but for millions of people across Africa’s elephant range states whose lives are inextricably linked with those of elephants

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