Elephant Neighbors’ Center (ENC) is a Non- profit Organization whose mission is to protect the African elephant and secure landscapes for elephants outside the protected areas. ENC places emphasis on a three-tier approach: integrating community knowledge, environment and livelihoods in resolving principal problems and bias facing conservation in Kenya. Mr. Jim Nyamu is an ENC co-founder with over 20 years’ experience of studying elephants in Kenya and Africa.
Mr. Jim Nyamu the co-founder of ENC and flag bearer of the campaigns who has over 20 years’ experience of studying elephants in Kenya and Africa. Since 2012 to 2018 has walked over 15,411 KM all to raising awareness on plight of elephant in Kenya, East Africa, USA, UK and across East to South African region while collecting opinions of people at local level and coexisting with wildlife to identify the causes and drivers of the rapidly growing human wildlife conflict among others conservation challenges. The campaign has reached out to 16,340 schools with 9,500 in Kenya and held 913 community meetings along the designated routes.
Last year between June- November, Jim and a team of 7 Kenyans walked across 7 countries, from East to South Africa Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe to Botswana bringing the two regions through a grass-root campaign walk which was received a high visibility across the region, the walk drawn high government officials, wildlife agencies, stakeholders, Diplomats, schools, communities and former head of states. This campaign launched the first publication “ Towards a new conservation Models “ discussing the lesson learnt from the previous walk, you can access our online publication via www.elephantcenter.org.
Awareness mean numbers, we are planning for yet another great grass-root campaign walk dubbed “ The Horn of Africa Elephant Campaign” from Nairobi- Mt Kenya Eastern side- Marsabit – Addis Ababa- to Asmara in Eritrea; Elephant Neighbors Center (ENC) is collaborating with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) in this undertaking.
Horn of Africa region that is Ethiopia and Eritrea is part of the East Africa elephant population’s region hosting 86,373 elephants with Ethiopia hosting 1,017 while Eritrea have zero elephants from 96 individual elephants in 2007.
This sub region have experienced a multitude of conservation challenges that has caused the region lose her 90% elephants as well as protected areas. This campaign “ Ivory Belongs to Elephants “ will enhance on the regional and government emphasis in the conservation which in embracing a “ National wide Public Awareness Campaign on the need of wildlife conservation” amidst the unsustainable agriculture and livestock expansion. This walk is scheduled for early next year 2020 will share more details. This walk will cover 3450km in 115 days. The walk will start in Nairobi- Thika- Kirinyaga- Embu- Meru- Isiolo- Marsabit- Moyale-Omo National Park- Stephanie Wildlife Sanctuary , Jinka- Shashamane- Addis Ababa- Babile Elephant Sanctuary- Awash- Gewana- Mile Serdo -Mersa Adigrat to Asmara (Eritrea).
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