The best way to protect wild animals is for the people who live among them to benefit from conservation. Loisaba Conservancy is an example of this – it is a breathtaking 56,000-acre landscape in northern Kenya’s Laikipia County, which is being managed sustainably to conserve wildlife habitat and benefit local communities.
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.
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.
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.
President Kenyatta is to convene a summit of African Heads of State, corporate leaders, philanthropists and conservation experts in April to develop a continent-wide response to the trade in illegal-wildlife, it was announced today.
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.
Thanks to celebrities, royalty and – most of all – our readers, a record amount will now go to Space for Giants to help prevent the extinction of these beautiful African mammals. By Sarah Morrison
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