In December The Duke of Cambridge (pictured above with Space for Giants CEO Dr Max Graham) was guest of honour at our Giants Club Dinner at Kensington Palace.
Space for Giants Founder and CEO Dr Max Graham looks back on 2016.
Thank you all for your incredible support during what has been another incredible year for Space for Giants.
Against the tragic background of elephant decline recorded in the Great Elephant Census, we were pleased to see that the survey shows that the North Kenya elephant population, where we and our partners have invested so much effort over the last five years, is stable.
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We would very much like to thank Saracens and the players for so kindly supporting Space for Giants.
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and, is one of the most beautiful mountains in Africa. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres), Nelion (5,188 metres) which are technical ascents, and Point Lenana (4,985 metres).
It is riddled with pioneering history – ‘No picnic on mount Kenya’, the scene of the famous Italian prisoners of war who escaped to climb the Teleki Valley to attempt to summit Point Batian in hot pursuit from their captures, is one example.
The mountain is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years. This has resulted in many eroded slopes and numerous valleys radiating from the centre. There are currently 11 small glaciers. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.
Known to the local tribe as Kirinjuga, meaning ‘there is an ostrich’ because of its black and white appearance, it is home to the famous giant Groundsel and many other Lobelias. Various species of wildlife can be found all over the mountain, Eland and Zebra wander high into the moorland, whilst Elephant, Bushbuck, Leopard, and Colobus Monkeys are seen in the forests as well as
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has urged an end to Africa’s illegal ivory trade, saying it means death for elephants and death for tourism.
He is hosting a summit of African leaders, business people and scientists in Nanyuki, central Kenya, to discuss how to save elephants from extinction.
Experts warn Africa’s elephants could be extinct within decades.
After the Giants Club summit ends on Saturday, Mr Kenyatta will help set fire to more than 100 tonnes of ivory.
Round the Island is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight that attracts 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world!