In Africa, Concern Mounts About The Safety Of Botswana's Thriving (And Challenging) Elephant Population


In Africa, Concern Mounts About The Safety Of Botswana's Thriving (And Challenging) Elephant Population

My heart dropped two weeks ago, when global news outlets reported that about 90 carcasses of illegally killed Botswana elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary Chobe National Park. Thanks to exceptional conservation efforts mandated by Botswana’s former president Ian Khama, the country’s elephant population has swelled to an estimated 120,000  – believed to be the highest concentration of African elephants in the world.

I was embarassed, frankly, over articles that I wrote several years ago about another of Botswana’s great treasures — the adjacent to Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta — and its promise of feminine principles in new luxury lodgings and wildlife conservation in the Okavango Delta. With a love of elephants decades old and a commitment to donate 5% of our GlamTribal business revenues to elephant conservation, I’m not a Pollyanna on the plight of Africa’s elephants.

Days became two weeks, and I failed to write about the Botswana elephants, until I found a tremendous resource last night called The What a goddess send!!

Ross Harvey, Senior Researcher in Natural Resource Governance (Africa), South African Institute of International Affairs picks up the story of the terrible tragedy for Botswana’s elephants.

NS771 Omo Valley Polymer Clay Elephant & Bees Paradise Necklace w/Earrings


Sizing: .24" L to top of pendant; Pendant measures 1.5" at top twigs and bee bar, 2 3/4" W, 2 1/2"L. Earrings: 1.5"L

10% of necklace price supports Kibera (Nairobi) School for Girls and elephant conservation

Glam Tribal Studio: 10 rose-gold-brown-yellow w/14K gold flecks, polymer clay beads; goddess toggle. Africa: 4 recycled glass rectangle cubes, recycled peach glass, batik bone small; 16 pink millefleur beads, small batik bone rondelles. Other materials: green glass, leather for stringing, shells, elephant on shell pendant, Swarovski butterflies, antique-gold tone bees and flowers, twigs elephant charms on earrings, Czech glass goddess toggle. 11 mm antique-gold, stainless steel earwire

Handcrafted in America; natural variations and minor substitutions for sizing apply

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