Author: Marie&Cyril


©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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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