On Saturday, as Kenya burns over 100 tonnes of poached ivory, the world will witness a powerful expression of Africa's commitment to halting the illegal trade decimating the continent's elephants
The ivory trade is driven mainly by demand from the US and Asian countries
With international support in place from a UN General Assembly resolution and with new financial and technical commitments, it is time to increase actions being taken to conserve wildlife — including Africa’s mighty elephants
The animal had been working for 40 minutes in searing heat before she collapsed
African leaders, global power-brokers, financiers, and conservationists will gather for the event in Kenya
Athletes gathered this week at the Giants Dinner to raise awareness of the elephant poaching crisis
With helicopters and high-tech weaponry, Laikipia County's Rapid Response Team is taking the fight to poachers in Kenya
In Gabon, eco-guards face being shot at every week by heavily armed poaching gangs. Alex Dymoke visited the country ahead of the Giants Club Summit
Alex Dymoke meets guards keeping watch on Minkébé National Park, where they face being shot on sight by aggressive poachers
Loisaba is home to the country’s second largest population of elephants, one of its few stable lion populations, and an abundance of other wildlife
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 Commission Against Environmental Crimes presented a decree banning the sale of ivory and its derivatives last Friday in Luanda.
Kenya to host the inaugural Giants Club summit to tackle the elephant poaching crisis across the continent
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
The Giants Club summit, which Kenya is hosting, will help stop the scourge of poaching
The battle is not won, but the Elephant Protection Initiative and the Giants Club Summit are both ways in which we can protect this species from further decline