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Elephantine Problem

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







  3 months 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

  3 months 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!!

  3 months ago