Walking for Elephants: EAWLS Takes Part in Conservation Walk
EAWLS participated in the final leg of the conservation walk dubbed “Ivory Belongs to Elephants” that lasted 126 days and covered over 3,000 kilometres across Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
The walk sent a strong message to the public and promoted zero tolerance for poaching. The Kenyan government through the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has pledged to support the initiative.
The future of African elephants is of critical importance. Elephants are charismatic animals that can serve as a rallying point for conservation, capturing the imagination of people across the globe and generating revenue from tourism.
Even though the future of elephants is bleak, the recent Great Elephant Census indicates that Kenya has a relatively stable population. These positive trends show that Kenyans are taking great steps, directly or indirectly, to promote conservation and combat the poaching menace.