By Caroline Chebet, Giants Club African Conservation Fellow, Standard Digital. Published 20 June 2018. Laikipia-a sprawling farmland, is constantly in the news for all the wrong reasons, among them banditry and farm raids. And for decades, James Wachira spent sleepless nights, dreading another visit by a unique brand of bandits.
We show the value of conserving Africa's great wild landscapes
Africa’s wild places are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems left on Earth. They have great value both ecologically and economically to people, to countries, and to the planet. But they are under threat. Before they are gone forever, Space for Giants works to secure them and to demonstrate their worth. That means ending the poaching of elephants, because elephants are a keystone species and if they are thriving, their precious habitats are, too. And it means finding new ways to fund forever the protection of these landscapes so they can continue to bring their benefits for generations to come.
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Training for wildlife crime law enforcement and prosecutors from five African countries starts soon, after we were awarded a $1.8m EU project