There is nothing a mother elephant will not do for her infant, but even she cannot protect it from bullets. Africa elephant population and range have drastically shrunk in large parts due to poaching.
Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Game Lodges, through our Corporate Social Responsibility arm, Sarova Cares Initiative, has joined hands with Elephant Neighbors’ Center (ENC) to create awareness on the value of our wildlife and specifically to raise a voice against poaching.
To this end, Sarova is a key sponsor to the “IVORY BELONGS TO THE ELEPHANT” CAMPAIGN WALK” which was flagged off from Sekenani gate of Maasai Mara on 2nd May 2013 and will cover a distance of 900 km, from Maasai Mara through Nakuru- Nanyuki- Meru and Nairobi. The walk is a follow up on IVORY BELONGS TO ELEPHANT CAMPAIGN and the COP 16 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) meeting held in Thailand on 3- 14 March 2013.
Mr. Jim Nyamu “The Elephant Man”, ENC co-founder with 15 years’ experience of studying elephant in Kenya and Africa, is leading the walk.
The walk - a global appeal to people who care about elephants and conservation - seeks to raise funds to establish and support Community-based Elephant Monitoring Programs (CEMP) in collaboration with the local communities.
Through the Sarova Cares Initiative, Sarova continues to participate in community uplifting projects in the areas of health, education and environmental conservation. We are all aware that we owe it to future generations to conserve our proud legacy and we continue to be appalled at the continued decimation of the continent’s rhino and elephant populations.
Let us do our part to sensitize the global community that “Ivory belongs to Elephants”