Giving talks, about a diverse range of subjects: Kenya Masai Mara, British wildlife and British Flora allows us to share our passion for all things wild. We are lucky we do something we love. We get to spend time in the countryside-watching animals seeing the seasons change. Plants appear flower and disappear. Our pictures tell that story, but what a privilege it is when invited to stand up in front of people and talk, about things you’re passionate about.
We received a call, last year, from a group asking us if we could tell them about the poaching of Elephant ivory. Our name had been suggested by the charity we support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). Finding out a bit more about what this group actually wanted, we realised we didn’t have a suitable talk. We would need to write a completely new talk.
We try to support anything that we help raise the awareness to the poaching of Elephant Ivory in Africa. So with the help of DSWT we have come up with a brand new talk, “Elephants in Crisis“.
It’s a departure from our normal format. We talk about Elephant biology and how they live. But, the main thrust of the talk is to bring the ivory poaching crisis, to the attention of people. Along with the facts and figures, we also highlight the work done by DSWT to try and help Elephants.
We would be the first to admit, we are no experts on Elephants. But we are lucky that people, who are, publish their work and allow us all to learn from it. People like Ian Douglas-Hamilton from Save the Elephants, Cynthia Moss from Amboseli Trust for Elephants and of course Dame Daphne Sheldrick from The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
So wish us luck for this afternoon, as we deliver the first Elephants in Crisis talk. Hopefully; the first of many, helping raise the awareness of the plight of Elephants in Africa killed for their ivory.
Help stop ivory poaching, support the iWorry campaign.