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 Conversation.com. 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.
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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
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