Friday, October 20, 2017

CS Prof Judi Wakhungu officially flagging off Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions at Nairobi National Museum (Kenya), on 7th Oct. 2017. PS Dr Margaret Mwakima accompanied her in flagging off the the march for conservationists.

The Government of Kenya is committed to protect and conserve Elephants, Rhinos and Lions in appreciating the benefits derived from them.

While flagging off the 2017Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions on Saturday 7th October, 2017, at the Nairobi National Museum of Kenya, the CS. Prof. Judi Wakhungu condemned poaching of these animals by encouraging institutions to support programs for their continued survival. “These are our natural heritage and we should protect them at all costs”, she added.

This year’s Global march theme is “Justice for All & Justice for Earth”. The theme echoes conservationist for the awareness to win the public commitment to joining the cause to fight for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions especially in the judicial system.

CS said that illegal killings have currently been caused by the increased human population and high demand for land and this is a serious problem which continues to bog down Kenya as a nation and the entire world.

The Principal Secretary Dr. Margret Mwakima who accompanied CS Wakhungu during the event, reiterated that Elephants, Rhinos and Lions are losing the battle for survival because of the greed motivated by illegal wildlife products trade worth billions of dollars.

PS reiterated that the population of lions in Kenya which KFS estimates to be about 2,000 has been on a steep decline in the last two years as they bear the brunt of human-wildlife conflict when they consume carcasses of livestock laced with deadly pesticides.

Global march is an important event which calls upon governments, civil societies, grass root committees, media and all stakeholders to be proactive and collaborate towards ensuring the survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Lions.

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