Engage

In working for a stronger protection of elephants and other wildlife, and for a better wildlife law enforcement, we firmly believe in the importance to engage ALL the stakeholders, from governments to NGOs, to media, to the general public, to consumers, to the private sector.

We collaborate with conservationists, scientists, law enforcement agencies, security consultants, media, universities and private citizens.

We encourage a real collaboration among all the stakeholders.

We strive to support activities on the ground that are beneficial for both wildlife and people, like anti-trafficking, anti-poaching, undercover investigations and Human-Wildlife Conflict mitigation.

The projects we support and the initiatives that we launch are crucial to protect many wild species across Africa and Asia, like elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, apes, pangolins, birds and reptiles, all targets of wildlife crime and wildlife trafficking.

Regarding the ivory trade, China being the largest ivory importer and consumer, represents the most important variable in the ‘ivory equation’ and potentially a very powerful partner, or a very powerful adversary. What we are trying to do is to engage decision makers, politicians and ivory consumers, not only in China, in order to change their perception on the elephant’s tragedy, which is also a human tragedy with a huge and wide Human Toll, associated with the ivory trade, and start a cultural dialogue with strong ethical and moral implications, not just conservation.

Because the ivory trade is also about human rights and the exploitation of poor and disadvantaged communities. It’s about people dying. It’s about orphans and widows.

An active and genuine cooperation among ALL the stakeholders is crucial in order to reach our objectives and to make lasting changes.

 

 

Wild Asian elephants in the Yunnan Valley, China