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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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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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