At Loisaba, a 56,000-acre conservancy in central Kenya, they are betting the best ways to save elephants is to fatten cattle. Set up in the heart of the expansive Laikipia plateau 18 months ago by conservationists and a local rancher, its managers are taking a novel — and longer-term — approach to protecting the world’s […]
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 […]
[slideshow_deploy id=’1145′] 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!
Around 200 diners gathered on Wednesday night for the Giants Dinner, a fundraising event in aid of Africa’s elephants organised by Space for Giants and Saracens Rugby Club. Hosted by Will Greenwood and attended by rugby legends Phil Vickery, Jacques Burger and Nils Mordt among others, it was the latest event in a long-standing relationship […]
The Poaching Crisis It’s estimated that there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980 – today according to the Elephant Database approximately 400,000 remain 100,000 African elephants were killed by poachers between 2010 to 2012 That’s equivalent to almost 100 African elephants killed every day or one killed every 15 minutes 60% of elephant deaths […]
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.
Space for Giants organised performances for children at the Kiandege Secondary School near Rumuruti in Kenya to explore issues of poaching, conservation and conflict. It is part of our efforts to engage local people in a relaxed setting to help them understand the value of elephants, the role of institutional bodies and to encourage them to […]
Space for Giants has just been awarded funding from the UK Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund for a project to reduce the illegal killing of endangered wildlife, particularly elephants and rhinos, in Kenya by curbing the supply side of the illegal trade. Kenya is one of three African countries identified by CITES (the Convention […]
In conjunction with Space for Giants, ‘Running for Rangers’ is a dedicated group of individuals who run marathons and ultra marathons worldwide to raise money for the welfare of the rangers who risk their lives daily to protect elephants and rhino in Africa. Both of these iconic species are under threat of extinction because of […]
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 […]