This article came across my Facebook feed from World Elephant Day. It’s been posted before, but bears repeat reading. So many of us are label readers at the grocery store, searching out the healthiest foods. But we need to search not only for our own health, but the health of others, and palm oil deeply affects the Borneo elephant. I hope you’ll read and share. Thanks.
Morning, all, and apologies for the long silence.
Just received the following bit of news from the folks at ELEPHANTS FOR AFRICA:
We have been alerted to fraudulent use of EfA material
Dear followers and supporters,
It has come to our attention that a bogus organisation, Safeguard Elephants, has used our information and that of other NGO’s doing good conservation work to obtain donations to their organisation on the pretence that they are supporting elephant conservation.
There is no evidence to suggest that they are putting it to good use and we can only assume they are using it for personal gain. We will carry out further investigations into them.
If you are approached by anyone from this organisation please let us know.
The Elephants for Africa Team
It bears repeating – if you’re planning to donate to a new organization, please check them out thoroughly. You can check things out at Charity Navigator, and there are likely other sites as well.
It’s with great sadness that I pass along news of the death of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a giant among conservationists, a woman of unbounded energy and limitless devotion. Rest well, dear woman. We will carry on your work.
There’s been some great news in the fight again EEHV (Elephant endotheliotropic herpesviruses). Please follow this link for the details: EEHV Fight
This video provides interesting information on the loss of the last male Northern White Rhino, Sudan.
I found this Ted production to be quite interesting. Hope you do, too.
Received a bit of sorrowful news from Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA. You can see the entire short clip here: Hanako
I’m extremely grateful I had the chance to meet this dear girl in person. Thanks again to John Houck and everyone in the elephant barn at Point Defiance.