Elephants

President Kenyatta's official opening of The Giants Club Summit 2016

Six months ago, Space for Giants started work organising the Giants Club Summit, held at the end of April at the Mount Kenya Safari Club. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya hosted the Africa-led event, along with fellow Giants Club members President Ali Bongo of Gabon, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, and senior representatives of President Ian Khama of Botswana.

What the Giants Club Summit Achieved

Over 200 people attended the Summit in Laikipia, Kenya, which raised over $5 million dollars in support of Giants Club's iniatives across Africa

"All seized ivory should be destroyed"

Mary Rice, executive director of the Environmental Investigation Agency, speaks on the ivory burn which is following this weekend's Giants Club Summit in Kenya, and urged people to get behind #jointheherd, the campaign spearheaded by wildlife charity WildAid

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It is time to act on wildlife crime before it is too late

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

Why Botswana won’t burn illegal ivory

The nations, conservationists and business leaders of the Giants Club hold many views on how best to protect elephants. Here Tshekedi Khama, Botswana’s environment minister, explains why his country does not burn tusks