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Giving Nature a Voice – Season 01 Episode 02


Ivory Belongs To Elephants

Jim Nyamu has just walked 4000 km in a personal quest to save elephants. “Ivory Belongs To Elephants,” follows his epic trek from Kenya to Botswana and his effort to raise the alarm that elephants face extinction in our lifetimes. While following the path of these regal mammals, Nyamu experienced both roadblocks and a big welcome from wildlife officials, rangers and local communities in 5 African countries. The variety of his welcome is not surprising , considering that many southern African countries favor the sale of elephant ivory to fund their conservation efforts. It’s a policy that is adamantly opposed by Nyamu and Kenyan officials, who believe it will serve as a cover for the illegal ivory trade.

A Film By: Jackie Lebo

The Filmmakers

Giving Nature a Voice is produced by East African filmmakers, for the African market and beyond. 33 teams from Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo have captured the beauty and pathos of their home environment in a series of award winning half hour films.

AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY presents the documentary series "GIVING NATURE A VOICE" directed by ANDREW TKACH interim dean and vice provost DR. ALEX AWITI project officer gsmc MARIETTA MUSYOKA