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Save the Elephants Conservation Blog

In Saving the Elephants and other Species, We Preserve Freedom

Romain Gary, who so articulated the rights of the largest land mammal on earth, was also fighting for mankind's place in the world. Because without the others, there is “no room for man either. All that will be left of us is robots,” Gary insisted.
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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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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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