Friday, October 25, 2013

We like Elephants, Not Ivory

Elephant poaching in Africa is on the increase as more and more Elephants loose there lives to reckless poaching activities all in the name of seeking Ivory. It is quite absurd that these endangered species which are part of the big 5 in Uganda are helpless because of the actions of these barbaric poachers.

 It should be noted that Uganda presently has an average of only 5000 Elephants left which is a very sharp decline from the population that inhabited the tropics of Uganda in the 1960s which was an estimate of over 20,000 species. if the trend runs and no serious intervention, we could find the population to decline to 1000 or even less in the coming years.

Earlier in the week, according to The Daily Monitor (a local tabloid) on the Friday 18th October 2013, there was confirmation of a major blood ivory seizure by law enforcement officials in Kampala when over 800 pieces were found concealed in a container ready for shipment to China., This is quite sad for the safety of these animals according to the statical data of poaching in Uganda and Africa.  Presently Uganda itself has relatively low poaching numbers of the elephants which could shoot up if not managed at this stage.

We like Elephants, Not Ivory
We love Elephants, Not Ivory

 Jungle is taking this anti-Ivory campaign seriously and we are proud to be part of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in the fight against Elephant poaching in Africa and Uganda specifically. You can join this campaign by visiting our Facebook page and liking our campaign, "We like Elephants not Ivory here too

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