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Cabinet Secretary Prof Judi Wakhungu Welcoming President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Giants Club Summit Venue on 29n April 2016

Cabinet Secretary Prof Judi Wakhungu Welcoming President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Giants Club Summit Venue on 29n April 2016

The historic Giants club summit for elephant range states of Africa was officially inaugurated on 29 April 2016 by his Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta at Mt Kenya Safari Club Hotel

Uhuru who was proud of the initiative, said that the Club seeks to combat poaching by bringing visionary leaders of African Elephant – range stations, enlightening heads of major business operating in African and financing resources and technical capacity to urgently save Africa’s remaining elephant population.

President Uhuru said that African elephant is faced by many threats, including illegal killing for ivory and other produces, conflicts with human, local over-abundance and loss and fragmentation of habitants. The numerous threats to elephant populations are therefore of great concern to all African elephant range states. Poaching not only undermines the sustainable economic development of local communities but also national economies.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Ali Bongo (Gabon) and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) during the launch of Giants Club Summit on 29 April 2016.

President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Ali Bongo (Gabon) and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) during the launch of Giants Club Summit on 29 April 2016.

He said that the Government has adopted various strategies to curb this trend, amongst which is being a founder member of the Giants Club.  The Clubs key objective, he added, is to provide political, financial and technical capacity for effective frontline protection of African elephant and support.

The President noted that four (4) key thematic areas of interactions by Giants Club must be observed in Conservation and management of African Elephant.

  1. Training, resourcing and mentoring frontline rangers and the judiciary to protect elephants and the species that share their range at source.
  2. Assisting African States to join the Elephant protection initiative audit their ivory stockpiles and put these stocks beyond economic use.
  3. Lobbying key influencers to encourage the reduction in demand for ivory.
  4. Creating long-term sustainable finance for the protection and conservation of the African elephant.

The summit and the burning of Kenya’s elephant ivory and rhino horn stock pile in the next day of 30th April, 2016 was to serve as an example of the Government’s continued commitment to combat wildlife crime and in putting wildlife products beyond economic use.

The Cabinet Secretary Prof, Judi Wakhungu lamented on how worrying it has been for our elephants decline in population in the 1980s unlike the 70s when a huge Wildlife population intermingled with people without a report on human wildlife conflict.

Wakhungu said that Kenya has developed a ten year conservation and management strategy for the elephant (2012-2021), launched in 2012, to address the threats facing elephant conservation in Kenya and align with the requirements of the African Elephant action plan.

The heads of states from elephant member countries who attended the launch of the summit are Ali Bongo of Gabon and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

WHAT IS GIANTS CLUB

Giants Club is a Forum for African Heads of State, Global Business Leaders, Key Influencers and Elephants Conservation Experts to secure Africa’s remaining elephant’s populations and the landscape they depend on.

The vision for Giants Club Summit is to bring together African Heads of State, Business Leaders, Key influencers and Conservation Experts for the purpose of ensuring a future for elephants and the landscapes they depend on, forever.

The Giants Club was founded by Space for Giants and the Presidents of Bostwana, Gabon, Kenya and Uganda.  Its goal is to effectively protect at least 50% of the continents elephant population and the landscapes they depend on by 2020.

This is a Club governed by a committee, nominated by its member, with day to day management executed by a secretariat.  It is an African led platform to deliver conservation to the highest standard.

The goal of the club will be achieved by:-

  1. Providing technical assistance and resources to build frontline protection capacity in each Giants Club Country.
  1. Providing technical assistance and resource to build capacity to manage human-wildlife conflict.
  1. Creating an investment platform to generate sustainable revenue for the maintenance of the Conservation State, within each Giants Club Country.

By doing these three things, the summit will achieve meaningful short and long term action for ensuring elephants, the landscapes and range, are secure forever.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who was the Guest of Honour at the Giants Club Summit on 29th April 2016 at Mt Kenya Safari Club Hotel, said he was proud of the initiative which seeks to combat poaching by bringing visionary leaders of African Elephant – range stations, enlightening heads of major business operating in African and financing resources and technical capacity to urgently save Africa’s remaining elephant population.

President Uhuru said that African elephant is faced by many threats, including illegal killing for ivory and other produces, conflicts with human, local over-abundance and loss and fragmentation of habitants.  The numerous threats to elephant populations are therefore of great concern to all African elephant range states.  Poaching not only undermines the sustainable economic development of local communities but also national economies.

He said that the Government has adopted various strategies to curb this trend, amongst which is being a founder member of the Giants Club.  The Clubs key objective, he added, is to provide political, financial and technical capacity for effective frontline protection of African elephant and support. The delivery of the African Elephant Action Plan (AEAP).

The President noted that four (4) key thematic areas of interactions by Giants Club must be observed in Conservation and management of African Elephant.

  1. Training, resourcing and mentoring frontline rangers and the judiciary to protect elephants and the species that share their range at source.
  2. Assisting African States to join the Elephant protection initiative audit their ivory stockpiles and put these stocks beyond economic use.
  3. iii.    Lobbying key influencers to encourage the reduction in demand for ivory
  4. Creating long-term sustainable finance for the protection and conservation of the African elephant.

The summit and the burning of Kenya’s elephant ivory and rhino horn stock pile in the next day of 30th April, 2016 was to serve as an example of the Government’s continued commitment to combat wildlife crime and in putting wildlife products beyond economic use.

The heads of states from elephant member countries who attended the launch of the summit are Ali Bongo of Gabon and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

The Cabinet Secretary Prof, Judi Wakhungu lamented on how worrying it has been for our elephants decline in population in the 1980s unlike the 70s when a huge Wildlife population intermingled with people without a report on human wildlife conflict.

Wakhungu said that Kenya has developed a ten year conservation and management strategy for the elephant (2012-2021), launched in 2012, to address the threats facing elephant conservation in Kenya and align with the requirements of the African Elephant action plan.

 

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