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Independent: “Giants Club: African leaders to gather in Kenya to tackle elephant poaching crisis”

The President of Kenya is to host a historic gathering of African leaders in April to address the elephant-poaching crisis in the first meeting of the Giants Club, the wildlife-protection initiative backed by The Independent.

It will be followed by the burning of a vast 120 tonne stockpile of ivory, much of it seized by the Kenyan state from poaching gangs, to show the government’s zero tolerance to the illegal wildlife trade. The blaze will be eight times larger than any ivory stockpile previously destroyed before.

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The Voice: “African Leaders To Meet Over Elephant Poaching Crisis”

Africa’s Leaders will meet a summit hosted by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to address the elephant-poaching crisis, it has been reported

The historic gathering of the continents most prestigious leaders will be the first of its kind and is scheduled to take place in April, according to The Evening Standard.

The Giants Club, the wildlife protection initiative backed by the publication, will be followed by the burning of a 120-tonne stockpile of ivory, much of it seized by the Kenyan state from poaching gangs, to show the government’s zero tolerance of the illegal wildlife trade.

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Evening Standard: “African leaders to hold historic summit on elephant poaching”

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Giants Club Summit

Kenya’s president is to host a historic gathering of African leaders to address the elephant poaching crisis at the inaugural meeting of the Giants Club — the wildlife protection initiative backed by the Evening Standard.

It will be followed by the burning of a 120-tonne stockpile of ivory, much of it seized by the Kenyan state from poaching gangs, to show the government’s zero tolerance of the illegal wildlife trade.

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Tlhokomela Trust launched in US

Max Graham, CEO and founder of Space for Giants, with Nick and Lucy Kourides and conservation expert, Map Ives at the launch of the #ThlokomelaTrust. — at Le Bernardin Privé New York
Max Graham, CEO and founder of Space for Giants, with Nick and Lucy Kourides and conservation expert, Map Ives at the launch of the #ThlokomelaTrust. — at Le Bernardin Privé New York

Forevermark, the De Beers diamond brand, led a joint-effort with custom safari specialist, Explore, Inc., to support rhinoceros rescue efforts in Botswana. The organizations held a private dinner for more than 100 persons Thursday at Le Bernardin Privé in New York hosted by chef/owner Eric Ripert benefiting the newly created Tlhokomela Trust.

Special guests at the dinner included Tshekedi Khama of the Botswana minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, activist Gloria Steinem, actress Uma Thurman, model Coco Rocho and husband James Conran, as well as CEO and founder of Space for Giants, Max Graham.

“Tlhokomela” means “to protect” in Setswana (the main language of Botswana) reflecting the trust’s mission to perpetuate and expand the country’s vast and pristine wilderness areas and protect critically endangered rhinos and other species.

All contributions are being made through The Giants Club, which has a played an important strategic role in launching Tlhokomela and continues to support the trust.

Uma Thurman attends the launch of the Tlhokomela Trust, US at a dinner hosted by Chef Eric Ripert at his world-renowned restaurant Le Bernardin Privé.
Uma Thurman attends the launch of the Tlhokomela Trust, US at a dinner hosted by Chef Eric Ripert at his world-renowned restaurant Le Bernardin Privé.

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