“The subject of conservation continues to be a delicate and complex subject that calls for complementary capabilities of diverse groups including policy makers, philanthropists, conservationists, civil society, media and local communities.” First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
The First Lady was speaking on Thursday evening (11th of April 2019) at the screening of ‘Ivory Belongs to Elephants Walk ‘documentary at the National Museums of Kenya. The 25-minute documentary covers the experiences of Mr. Jim Justus Nyamu, the Executive Director of Elephant Neighbours Centre, who has so far walked 15,411Kilometres through eight countries around the globe to raise awareness on the need to protect and conserve the African Elephant.
She expressed optimism that the documentary will help draw the world’s attention to the campaign to save elephants for future generations. ‘‘As citizens of this country, we are responsible for national heritage, our environment and our wildlife. It is our obligation to conserve nature for future, and for our children’s future,’’ she added.
Ecotourism Kenya was among the official Partners of the event. In 2016, Mr. Nyamu received an Eco warrior Award on his efforts to promote conservation more importantly to the African Elephant. He acknowledged Ecotourism for their ease to always support him and looks forward to many more partnerships towards conservation and sustainable practices.
“The private sector has a role to play in teaching young people on Ecotourism and Conservation, we have to move the dialogue to millenials” CEO Ms. Grace Nderitu emphasized.
Ecotourism Kenya is grateful to Mr. Jim Nyamu for including us in this incredible journey of conservation more emphasis on the engagement of local communities, wildlife and the environment. Through our Leadership and Mentorship program we hope to nurture a generation of youth who will be conservationists and champion sustainable tourism practices. For more information on his initiative visit: Website
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