WHY SHOULD YOU BE SUPPORTING ELEPHANTS AND RHINO?
and rhino, two of
WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPAL ISSUES?
1. One elephant is being killed every 15 minutes and three rhino are being killed every day
2. The poaching is orchestrated by criminal syndicates, some with links to terrorism and drugs
demand comes mostly from
4. At current rates of poaching, the consumption is driving species towards extinction
5. But, if we act now, the good news for our children and grand-children is that elephant and rhino will not go extinct in their lifetime
6. The most appropriate and effective way is to ensure there is no trade in ivory and horn and to demand that governments and wildlife authorities use every non-trade means at their disposal to significantly reduce the poaching
7. In conjunction, widespread education and awareness campaigns to encourage users to stop using ivory and horn is critical: ‘When the buying stops the killing can too’
8. We must recognize the right of elephants and rhino to exist outside of society’s financial parameters; we also acknowledge the vital roles they both play in vibrant ecosystems, and we honour what they mean to us in our mythology, history, poetry and psyche.
5 THINGS YOU CAN DO
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walk in the Robberg or Keurbooms Corridor
To link three mega-reserves, namely the Garden Route National Park, The Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve and the Addo Elephant National Park by means of natural corridors to protect and restore the integrity of bio-diversity and eco-system functioning.
To assist and engage with landowners and all stakeholders to identify and develop a living corridor from Eden to Addo by applying sound land-use practices, encouraging a diversity of environmentally sustainable livelihoods and linking ecological important areas , for the benefit of biodiversity and the extended community
THE DREAMThe Eden to Addo vision is based on the practical potential within the landscape connecting the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa, but this vision is guided by a deeper question and dream: What if we could re-establish ancient elephant migration paths across the Cape, what then? What other wildlife will benefit and how will that restore the ecological balance of the region.