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The Time is Now to Save Africa's Elephants

Satao's body from an aerial view. Photo by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone

Dear friends, I am a Mars scientist—not a wildlife activist. But I have been horrified to learn of the recent poaching of Satao, the beloved Kenyan elephant pictured here. He was poached for his ivory. The picture of his mutilated body is beyond words. 

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Elephants are Artists

Elephant flinging mud photo by: Marius Coetzee/mariuscoetzee.com

The Ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, once said that elephants were "the animal which surpasses all others in wit and mind."

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Africa’s Summer Bird: The White Stork

White stork. Photo by Alejandro Tawil

Birds of a feather will flock together, especially when they are trying to escape the cold, winters of Western and Central Europe.

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Beehive Fences Reduce Human-Elephant Conflict

Beehive on a fence. Photo by David Thomson

The old saw from Looney Tunes and similarly informed sources has it that African elephants—the mightiest land mammals on Earth which historically were unafraid to charge legions of Roman troops at the nod of their Carthaginian handlers—are for some reason deathly afraid of mice.

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Ensuring a Legacy for Elephants

Elephant near Satao Elerai lodge in Kenya. Photo by Philip Muruthi

What will it take to crush the ivory trade? This is the question governments and conservation groups like AWF are grappling with, as Africa’s elephants—and, unfortunately, many other species—continue to fall prey to the illegal wildlife trafficking industry.

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