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Elephantine Problem

A response to the imminent cull of a herd of Elephants…







  7 days ago
Wildlife Channel Raises Alarm Over Imminent Slaughter of 40 Elephants in conservation disaster

 

Toronto, April 4th 2004 – Toronto based MojoStreaming, a leading platform for impactful storytelling and urgent wildlife issues, today draws international attention to a critical wildlife conservation

emergency unfolding in South Africa. Within the next week, an innocent herd of

40 elephants, including vulnerable calves, faces the threat of imminent

slaughter unless immediate intervention occurs. This potential tragedy

highlights the broader, ongoing crisis of elephant culling practices in Africa,

threatening the survival of these majestic creatures classified as endangered

species.

 

In an urgent cry for help and to spark a global

public awareness campaign, MojoStreaming urges individuals, organizations, and

governments worldwide to take immediate action to prevent the senseless killing

of these 40 elephants from the Mawana Game reserve in Northern Natal. This

situation is not isolated; it symbolizes a much larger emergency affecting

thousands of elephants across the continent, where culling has become a

contentious method of population control.

 

Elephants, known for their intelligence, complex

social structures, and significant ecological impact, are increasingly finding

themselves in conflict with human interests. While the challenges of

cohabitation between humans and elephants in areas of dense population are

acknowledged, MojoStreaming emphasizes that culling is not the answer.

There are humane and effective alternatives to

managing elephant populations that do not involve slaughter, such as

translocation and the creation of wildlife corridors to allow safe migration.

MojoStreaming calls on its global audience,

conservationists, policymakers, and the international community to rally

together in defense of these 40 elephants and the thousands more at risk. This

is a pivotal moment to advocate for sustainable wildlife management practices

that respect the intrinsic value of all life forms and ensure the survival of

one of the planet's most iconic species.

As part of this urgent awareness campaign, MojoStreaming

will be hosting a series of special programming, interviews with wildlife

experts and all stakeholders in the Mawana saga, as well as exclusive content

focusing on the plight of Africa's elephants and the conservation efforts

underway to protect them. Viewers will gain insight into the complex issues

surrounding elephant conservation and learn how they can contribute to making a

difference.

The imminent threat to these 40 elephants is a

wake-up call to the world about the broader crisis facing Africa's elephant

populations. It's time for a collective, global response to end the senseless

culling of endangered species and to work together towards solutions that allow

humans and wildlife to coexist in harmony.

For more information on how you can help and to

learn more about the conservation efforts, please visit www.mojostreaming.com.

MojoStreaming President Bernard van Speyk is

initiating an effort to bring all the Mawana interest groups together to hammer

out a solution where community safety issues are implemented firstly, and then

alternative non-lethal methods are used to assist the well being of the herd.

 Together, we can make a difference. Together, we

can save these elephants from slaughter and work towards a future where human

actions contribute to the preservation, not the destruction, of our planet's

wildlife.

About MojoStreaming

MojoStreaming is a global platform dedicated to

bringing the world's most pressing social, environmental, and political issues

to the forefront through powerful storytelling and documentary filmmaking.

Committed to making a difference, MojoStreaming provides a voice to the

voiceless and shines a light on the stories that matter.

 For more information, contact:

Bernard Van Speyk

Founder & President

MojoStreaming Ltd.

[Contact Information]

bernard@mojostreaming.com

+1 416 788 0144

  13 days ago
THE MAWANA ELEPHANTS by LION EXPOSE

THE MAWANA ELEPHANTS by Lion Expose - March 26, 2024

Mawane reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.




Good News, and sadness and sympathy...

After all we have been through trying to protect this persecuted

herd, prevent them from being culled, and mostly, get help to protect the

communities that live with them.

Extensive networking skills and an ever developing circle of

incredible humans in the specialised field of Elephant and Rhino, whether it be

translocations or educating on coexistence in our rural areas, has had some

real success..

 

The Good News

 

In a few short weeks LionExpose has received much support and

interest to try and assist the Mawana Elephants.

The first stages are being discussed and would see the collaring

of three Elephant bulls.

Between several people and two Global NPOS this seems to hold

real possibilities.

A next step will be more, but talks to the three communities

affected and with Farmer Sithole to start looking at the community fences and

where to start to protect their crops and cattle when the elephants come to

their farms as part of their Migratory route.

 

And later possibly a bee fence project which will be offered,

and again will need a sponsor, but this will attract researchers as there are

literally two PGRS in South Africa doing this and the Bee Fence Researchers

will love to come and study this project.

So we are hoping all goes to plan and that Mawana manage these

issues as they need to be working really hard to keep these Elephants safe in

their range and keep the communities safe and show them care, and be grateful

communities will be happy to try and exist with this wonderful herd and see how

we can make it sustainable.

Thanks go to EKZN for being patient and clearly communicating

with Mawana and thank you Sithole for being open to lots of communication in

this regard.


The sad news.



A young herder was badly injured last week fetching his cows, he

was gored by an elephant, he was really in trauma and is in hospital, and right

now he is doing better but has many months of recovery ahead - he was extremely

lucky to survive.


Mawanas people are visiting him in hospital tomorrow to show him

we will offer him support, and a fund will be started for him.

He will be supported all the way.

It must be noted that Mawanas Elephants have been facing extreme

danger of a cull since 2018 and are still in danger as long as all these issues

exist.

But elephant lovers keep watching and supporting how much work

it is to save elephants that live close to humans and to give them the peace

they deserve and, vitally, to keep our humans safe.


Update


The herd have wondered back into the "Red Area", close to where communities are situated. Tribal leaders are calling for them to be hunted down immediately!!

  18 days ago
It’s Happening in America’s Backyard

From tigers in Asia to elephants in Africa, wildlife crimes only seem to make the news when it concerns rare and exotic species and high-value animal parts like rhino horns.

But there’s no need to cross the ocean to find the pervasive and persistent problem of poaching and links to an international black market. Poaching for specific high-demand animal parts to feed the demand of a nefarious underworld of dealers, merchants and buyers is widespread in the U.S., its fingers extending to nearly all parts of the country.

And with any criminal enterprise, it’s the money that supplies the motive. For example, the American black bear has long been poached for its hide, paws, gallbladder, and bile, mainly due to their use in Eastern medicine. (Gallbladder and bile are often used to treat diseases of the heart and kidneys.) Undercover operations have found single dried bear gallbladders fetching as much as $30,000 on the black market.

But it’s not just the American black bear that’s under siege. The horns of ram sheep can sell for more than $20,000 on the black market. The bighorn sheep, which largely resides in the area between the San Jacinto Mountains and the U.S.-Mexico border, has been on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species list since 1998. Although land development and disease have been the major contributors to the dwindling of this species, poaching is only putting more nails in the coffin. These sheep are usually found in remote areas, making it a challenge for game wardens to patrol and monitor poaching activity.

Shark fins are also highly valued in Eastern cultures, making poaching off the coast of California a major problem, despite the fact that selling or distributing shark fins is illegal under California’s Shark Fin Law. When a great deal of money is at stake, the crimes continue. A single shark fin can sell for $500 in China, where it is used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy. It is estimated that there are more than 100 million shark deaths every year due to shark finning: the practice of catching a shark, slicing off only the coveted fins, then tossing the animal back overboard to die a slow and painful death  To read the full article visit:  gamewarden.org

We have a serious problem of illegal hunting in the U.S. and the NRA is NOT holding their original standards which was about gun SAFETY AND TRAINING.   NRA became the only national trainer of law enforcement officers with the introduction of its NRA Police Firearms Instructor certification program in 1960. In civilian training, the NRA continues to be the leader in firearms education. Over 125,000 certified instructors now train about 1,000,000 gun owners a year. Courses are available in basic rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading firearms, personal protection, even ammunition reloading. Additionally, nearly 7,000 certified coaches are specially trained to work with young competitive shooters.   The focus now is more about fighting for gun rights, money and political power.  Safety means nothing to the NRA. By the NRA getting away from their roots has created a very dangerous gun problem in the United States.  

Another problem in the U.S. is Texas 

Of the 1,525 seizures that FWS recorded at the U.S.-Mexico border from January 2020 to September 11, 2023, more than 85 percent occurred in Texas, accounting for 17,317 animals and exotic animal parts—such as a South African ostrich and shark bones. Learn more here: 

Learn more HERE

The biggest organization that is a threat to our wildlife is Safar Club International with their trophy hunting AND Hunting contests!  Learn more at 

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  4 months ago
Trophy Heads (Art) you can be proud to showcase and no killing involved

A Note from Chris Jim who found a unique way to support his family.  


My name it's Chris Jim, I was born in Zimbabwe on 12/04/1976. I am the last born of a family of 8. My father Andria Jim died when I was 3 years so I was raised by my mother Maria Kim and my elder brothers. My brothers used to make cars and pushing toys out of wire, that's when I started and they taught me how to make my cars from wires. When I went to school I started to attend craft lessons from then it was my passion to make anything from wire. Still at school during weekends I used to go and sell my wires in the streets of Harare to the tourists. When I finished school there were no jobs at home so I kept on making my wire art and selling in the streets from there I didn't look back till now I am surviving from my art works. I am living in South Africa in Johannesburg,  I am married to Janet Fire, and we are blessed with 3 children,  Ashley,  Andrew and Adrian Jim. I am teaching them how one can create jobs from art.

Thank u for supporting my work,  Please visit: mojostreamingwildlife.com   USE CODE FreeShip for free shipping and save $40.00 until December 23, 2023  Allow 10-14 days for shipping

Regards Chris Jim

    

  4 months ago