Christo & Wilkinson Blog

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


Walking Thunder Film opens in Santa Fe

FILM REVIEW: A World without Elephants

FILM REVIEW: Christo and Wilkinson wisely stay in the background for most of the film, letting their son, the people of the land, and the animals themselves tell their story.
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SAVE THE WHALES - Cyril Christo Editorial

Are These the Last Days of Leviathan?

When the humpback songs came out in the 1960s, some thought they were the voice of extraterrestrials. I know some don’t want to hear of tragedy, but we have no more than a few years to turn the tide around. That is what the next decade will all be about.
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©WALKING THUNDER FILM - Elephant Conservation

WALKING THUNDER FILM: Q & A with filmmakers Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson

“Walking Thunder,” a film by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson, tracks elephants across Africa. The couple’s son, Lysander, guides viewers through his discovery, first of the elephants and peoples of Africa, and then of the threats they face. Christo calls the film a “prayer” for the species.
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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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