Christo & Wilkinson Blog

This is our Wildlife Conservation Blog & Call to Action dialog.


Cyril Christo Save our Elephants

A Letter to the African Elephant

Today, at this late hour we must stop playing games with your kind. Laws need to be enforced, and we must stop trading your teeth for they are worthless without you, great jewel of Creation. We must also send out a prayer for your kind or mankind’s spirit will perish. You are a perfect sail of incomparable flesh, the last giant walking the face of the earth.
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NATIVE PLUNDER: in Memory of North Dakota

The struggle in North Dakota makes all of us who have children into warriors in the fight for continuity and a world order before the “overwhelming”—the disenfranchisement of the planet—took over. The spiritual implications of abrogating native title and the multi billion dollar theft of native land underscores the difference between true freedom and becoming subjects to a tyrannical economic system and the world wide police state.
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Cyril Christo Endangered Elephants CITES

Seeing the Elephant in the Room

I deplore the recent CITES decision in South Africa to not give maximum protection to elephants. Elephants need maximum Appendix I protection and the elimination of the ivory trade worldwide immediately, or humanity could lose a continent, and the place where humanity was born. Humanity cannot afford that kind of violence.
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Conservationists Say Now is the Time to Stop Elephant Slaughter

CITES is considering a proposal to reclassify all African elephants to the category Appendix I, which only allows trade in “exceptional circumstances” for species “threatened with extinction.” The elephant is already classified as Appendix I, the highest level of protection, in all member states except Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
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ysander with a tusk from a dead elephant, in Botswana, 2010. (Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson)

Killing the International Trade on Endangered Species

We will have no words to explain to children of the future that adults dismembered their world, that the elephant was lost, and with it, wonder for all time. Children, and humanity will have nothing to look forward to. Civilization will stand or fall on the back of the African elephant. The elephant persecution is civilization’s Golgotha.
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OUR BEES ARE DYING SIGN THE PETITION

According to two stunning new reports, the collapse of honeybee populations is worse than we ever thought. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
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America is Struggling to Hold onto a Vestige of its Conservation Ethos

Without the wolf, humans may not have fared quite as well over the millennia defending themselves against other carnivores such as lions and leopards.
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A Salute to the Angels of the Sea, the Whale Sharks

If we learn the lesson this time around, the children of the next generation will thank us and be able to cherish what is left of “heaven’s poetry to us,” the life force of this big blue marble in space.
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Silent Pride, Saving the Last Lions of Africa

Canned hunting incites trophy hunters, which in turn attracts poachers. Within a few days of Cecil’s killing, five poachers went into Tsavo in Kenya and killed five elephants—news which hardly reverberated in the world’s conscience for what humanity is also doing to the largest land mammal on earth.
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©Namibia Desert Elephant - Cyril Christo/Wilkinson

The Elephants from the Land that Time Forgot

They roam the hinterlands of the Namib desert, the world’s oldest, like relics from a fabled country that time forgot. They are the last silent juggernauts on earth and they roam the arid Ana and Mopane forests of this country of 2 million like enormous ghosts.
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