Monthly Archives: December 2014

Wildlife Conservation Through Sports at the Maasai Olympics

By Njambi Maingi, Outreach Coordinator, WildlifeDirect Saturday 13 December was the second edition of the Maasai Olympics. Organised by the Big Life Foundation, the Olympics were founded as an event to replace the hunting of lions as a cultural rite of passage, and encouraging Maasai morans (warriors) to use their strength to fight for trophies […]

China MUST act, but AFRICA take the lead to stop ivory trade

China must act, but Africa take the lead to stop ivory trade By Paula Kahumbu with Andrew Hallyday     A major new study provides disturbing proof that the crisis facing African elephants is even worse than people imagined, driven by the exploding trade in illegal ivory in China. The study, written by ivory market […]