AWF was once again invited to the WESSA/WWF Eco-Schools Limpopo Province Green Flag Award Ceremony held in Polokwane on Friday January 22nd
. Just like last year it was a great honour for me to have been part of such a great event. This also means that I must have behaved very well to be given another opportunity to attend the ceremony.
“Why is it that poachers kill elephants for their ivory? Can’t they just tranquilize the elephant, cut off the tusks, and let them live? They grow back, right?” -Murphy, New York Mills, NY, U.S.A. I have been asked this question a few times over the years. It’s an ugly question with an even uglier answer. Fact: An elephant’s tusks are actually its teeth, specifically, its upper incisors. Tusks are really only dentine and their composition is no different from ordinary teeth.
“Does AWF offer safaris to Africa to AWF members?”
-Sean, New York, IA, U.S.A.
Did you know that ‘safari’ is Kiswahili for ‘journey?’ Well, we absolutely have ‘journeys’ available to Africa for our members.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and very warm wishes for 2010. We apologise for slowing down in blog updates, but hopefully this year we will pick up the slack and you guys can see how we are doing regarding meeting our project goals. It is our hope that this year we will accomplish a lot and thank you all for your continued support.
Erin, once and for all-Zebras: are they black with white stripes or white with black stripes?
--Jarrett, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.