By PAULINE KAIRU – Conservationists in Kenya have joined their counterparts across the world to condemn a decision by US President Donald Trump to reverse a ban on importation of elephant trophies from two African countries.
Congratulations to Kenya’s Tourism CS Najib Balala and 7 summit Africa team for summiting Mt. Kenya. The journey that started on 13th -17th November from Serena Mountain Lodge aimed at raising awareness against elephant poaching and showing support to the Space for Giants. In addition, CS Balala aimed at showcasing what Kenya has to offer in terms of adventure and tourism.
NAIROBI, Kenya, 7 November 2017 (Space for Giants, Stop Ivory, The ICCF Group) – A series of guides published today advise African authorities how they can further strengthen efforts to prosecute crimes that damage natural environments and dent national economies.
Space for Giants, with funding from Stop Ivory and The ICCF Group, has written this series of guides that can advise African authorities how they might strengthen legislation and improve prosecution and adjudication of wildlife and forestry crimes.
W MAGAZINE: Meet Lexi Bowes-Lyon, the Wildlife Conservationist Who Happens to Be Prince William and Harry’s Cousin
There are no shortage of parties in New York in the fall. But one thrown by a royal-adjacent English socialite to save elephants—and in Brooklyn, no less? Now that’s something to talk about. On Thursday, Space For Giants, a non-profit organization based in Kenya that works to protect the natural habitats of African elephants, hosted their first U.S. fundraising event, Stampede of Sound.
Lexi Bowes Lyon, the newly appointed Philanthropy Director, USA, of Space for Giants has dedicated the last several years of her life to the conservation of the African wild. “Conservation has progressively become an important topic of conversation as the concept of space and the value it has holds an increasing importance in our world today” Lyon said.
By Aislinn Laing in Nairobi – Seizures of elephant ivory are at their highest for 27 years and incidents of poaching have stabilised, according to the world conservation body.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) said that last year about 40 tonnes of ivory were seized from poachers and from people trying to import it into countries such as China. It was the best return since 1989.
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PRESS RELEASE: Businesses, philanthropists, and financiers laud Uganda conservation finance forum as serious investment discussions begin
KAMPALA, 11 October 2017 – Leading global tourism firms are preparing detailed discussions about new deals to drive private sector profit to protect Uganda’s wildernesses following a hugely successful conservation finance forum.
Space for Giants works with philanthropists, lobbies African governments, educates prosecutors and collars elephants as part of its conservation work. But the approach to conservation in Africa itself has been a matter of passionate debate. Here DR MAX GRAHAM, CEO of Space for Giants explains how the team works
NAIROBI, 25 AUGUST 2017 – The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) plans to increase the number of specialist wildlife crime prosecutors in a new unit that will be joined by a leading authority in international criminal networks and the illegal wildlife trade.