Friday, 13 April 2012

Can we do more to save our elephants?

Panorama showed this investigation yesterday. It actually made me very sad. I won't make this a post about China in Africa. I just hope that somehow someday we can save the elephants and put an end to poaching indefinitely.

Elephants are matriarchal, they hold memory and have feelings and they mourn the dead collectively and even after a long time has passed. I see those same traits in my culture.

I used to read about how our ancestors used nature and wildlife as a guide to their own existence, if our  traditional societal structures are built like that then surely the extinction of the elephant would have a tremendous effect on us, our identity and our connection with the land. 

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