Author: Marie&Cyril


Saved by the Great Being — the elephant

The Chinese ivory market is being dismantled after 5,000 years. There may be a little more hope than a year ago for the elephant but the narcissist butchery of hunters and the carnage of poaching still challenge the species and many others.
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©Lysander Christo - Lions 2017

Ghosts in the Grass: The Last Lions of Africa

The presence of lions evokes a sense of wonder and an antediluvian shudder. Lions impressed Lysander to call them “the ghosts in the grass.” They are regal in appearance, power and courage like few species on earth.
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©Elephant Conservation Photography Lysander Christo

The Earth this time…wake up!

The world of Blade Runner is around the corner. Wake up or children will have nothing to look forward to. Not elephants, not slugs, not anything. For those parents who say this may be a concern of yours, but it isn’t ours. Right. Beware of those parents. After Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, there has never been a better time to wake up.
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©Elephant Conservation Photography Lysander Christo

Meeting with an Elephant

In this unprincipled time of elephant carnage in the name of ivory, my wife, son and I have come to view elephants as being on equal footing, searching for them with a guide on conservation lands.
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©Rhino Conservation Photography Cyril & Lysander Christo

The Living Boulders of  a Faraway Time

Recently, over 1,000 rhinos were being butchered for their horns every year, for superstitious and medicinal beliefs right out of medieval folklore.
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Elephant conservation

Elephantine Moment

Our elephant had probably died a natural death, but its bones served to salvage one night in our lives, a night full of predators. It is time humanity came together to save the body of the elephant.
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Cyril Christo Conservation Blog

Sublime Silence: In Praise of a Necessary Predator – the Leopard

But today the cat that inspired “How the Leopard Got His Spots” from Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, beloved by children the world over, is threatened.
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Cyril Christo - Conservation Blog

Prayer for the Great Sentinel of the Plains – the Giraffe

They are the great sentinels of the plains, towering ambassadors who root the earth to the sky like no other creature on earth.
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Humback Whales - Cyril Christo Blog

An Encounter with the Great Sirens of the Sea

One can only pray that all whaling will soon meet its demise and join the chorus of those fighting for the elephants, their distant, distant cousins, so that they too do not perish from the earth.
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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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