Engage and win local communities good will in elephant conservation by creating a more coexistence space for elephants.We are currently doing education and awareness campaign through walking and talking.
We, as in all of us, have a choice to make, not yesterday or tomorrow but today. We are on the verge of losing the elephants of Africa to a myriad of challenges but we can all choose to make a difference. One person I know has decided to make that difference in his own unique way. The poaching epidemic that has and is sweeping across Africa is a huge problem linked to international syndicates and age-old traditional customs that are no longer sustainable or acceptable.
Kibo Slopes Safaris is a tour company that has been involved in sustainable tourism products since 1994.Over the last 3 decades we have noticed a serious threat to wildlife and their natural habitat through Human encroachment and massive poaching. This has particularly affected the elephant and rhino population in East Africa. Tourism is a vital component of the East Africa economies.
Jim Nyamu and The Elephant Neighbors Centre local conservation efforts are a milestone in spreading the message of conservation of our wildlife heritage. #Ivory belongs to elephants.
The Nature Conservancy is a global non-for profit organization and works globally conserving nature and improving livelihoods. TNC believes that Nature and people can thrive together-we take care of nature so that it can take care of us!
The Nature Conservancy supported Jim Nyamu’s EA Elephant walk because we believe in these values, we believe elephants are WorthMoreAlive and they provide a balance for the survival of the ecosystem.
With my Mentor; Jim Justus Nyamu of Elephant Neighbors Center (ENC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jim has inspired me!
We at Maniago Safaris met young Jim Nyamu 8 years ago when he decided that walking and taking was a good way to get the message “Ivory Belongs to Elephants” to the communities living across the country. We felt it was an excellent way of educating the people who do not have access to much literature or films on conservation. So, we started the first walk with Jim, from Mombasa to Nairobi. It was an eye opener and it made us understand the need for Jim to keep walking and talking. We have to continue to walk with him, and support all his walks across thousands of kilometres since then.