Jim Nyamu of Elephant Neighbors Center recently launched an Anti-poaching Campaign program for the areas where poaching is rampant. This is the second phase of the Ivory Belongs to Elephants campaign where ENC is targeting the youth in a bid to raise awareness on the poaching crisis.
The programme was launched at Ndururumo High school in Laikipia County with ENC partnering with African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) and East African Wildlife Society. Mr. Nyamu will distribute reading materials with anti-poaching information as well as holding seminars in poaching prone areas. In addition, ENC is involving the “Boda Boda” operators by providing reflector jackets to help spread the message. The campaign will in the coming months be spread to other areas such as the Coast, Rift Valley, North Eastern and Central regions. This follows the anti-poaching campaign walks held in these areas.
On another note, the ENC Director was invited back to the United States to witness another historic milestone in the war against poaching. The United States Fish and Wildlife Department invited Mr. Nyamu to the crushing of 6 tonnes of ivory that was held in Stock pile in the USA. This event held on 14th November 2013, was organised by the US Fish and Wildlife and co-hosted by WWF and IFAW and is termed as a call for global action against poaching.