By Kathy Zagzebski
Ivory belongs to elephants. Such is Jim Nyamu‘s conviction and he is so passionate about it that he is walking thousands of miles across Kenya, Nairobi, and now the United States to spread awareness about elephants.
Did you know….
- Ivory tusks do not fall out of an elephant. Ivory can only be obtained by killing an elephant.
- 35,000 elephants are being killed each year for their tusks.
- 2/3 of all African elephants have been slaughtered in the last 30 years for their ivory.
- At this rate, elephants could be extinct within the next 10 years.
A research scientist specializing in elephants, Jim Nyamu is the executive director and co-founder of Elephant Neighbors Center in Kenya. He has loved wildlife – and particularly elephants – since he was a young boy and he has been studying them and working hard to protect them for the past 16 years. ENC’s – and Jim’s – vision is to conserve and manage elephants and their home ranges in partnership with local communities and other stakeholders for the present and future generations.
Jim and ENC work to:
1. Educate youth and get them excited about and involved with elephant research and conservation; More....