Every month #t4w will create awareness about one of #kenya's endanged species on the verge of disappearing as seen on @safaricomltd 2018 calendar! Here goes! Jan'18 - Grey's Zebra ( Equus grevyi) Tall,narrow stripes, white belly, large round ears, brown muzzle & a distinct black dorsal stripe are what distinguishes these zebras from the common zebra. In the 1970s there were more than 15,000 Grey's Zebra across Africa , today sadly we have less than 2500 😔. #dontletthemdisappear#thisismykenya#criticallyendangered Join us to protect these zebras.
The Kimana Sanctuary in Kenya is a critical habitat that we cannot afford to lose & with your help, we've partnered with @biglifeafrica & #kwskenya to secure this essential corridor for Amboseli’s elephants. . So we are delighted to announce that in partnership with the Big Life Foundation and local land owners, we will be securing The Kimana Sanctuary, a critical 5,700 acres of attractive land that is an essential corridor for the Amboseli elephants, ensuring they can safely roam between the Amboseli ecosystem, the Chyulu Hills and into Tsavo West National Park. With plentiful spring fed waterways, the Kimana swamps, groves of yellow fever trees with the majestic Kilimanjaro mountain as a back drop, the Kimana Sanctuary has always proved to be a favourite stomping ground for plentiful numbers of wildlife, particularly elephants. . Against a backdrop of increased agricultural and transport development, critical migratory routes are being lost; Kimana Sanctuary offers animals access to water and a vital corridor to travel between different parts of the ecosystem as seasons and migratory behaviour dictates, so with our partners, we are now able to offer continued safety and protection for Amboseli’s majestic bulls, elephant families, and other wild animals, all the while providing a livelihood for the Maasai in the area. ... Find out how: thedswt.org/kimana-sanctua… ... #dswt#saveelephants#fightforelephants#kimanasanctuary#kenya#protectelephants#bekindtoelephants#dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety @natgeo #elephants#saveelephants#stoppoaching#kenya#northernkenya#magicalkenya#whyilovekenya#africa#everydayafrica
By now, China will have closed all of its ivory factories and banned the ivory trade, most likely for good. It’s a monumental step in helping to save the African elephant from extinction- however, there’s still much more that needs to be done. Poaching is of course still happening, fuelling the black market trade which now forms 100% of the ivory market in the country. Our eyes are also now on the neighbouring countries where tusks continue to flow, including Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, some of which are seeing a frightening increase in demand for ivory. It was only last week that Thai authorities seized US$500k worth of it. Hopefully with China’s leadership in the region, and an active approach across all governments in fighting corruption within its systems, the sentiment and commitment to save elephants will cascade throughout all of Asia. And then perhaps when we finally get it right with the African elephants, they might have a fighting chance of living for longer than just a couple of generations. They just don’t have time to wait.