April's Featured Charity

April's Featured Charity 31 March 2014

Our charity of the month for April is Space for Giants. whose mission is to secure a future for the largest mammals on earth forever........

.......to be enjoyed by humanity forever, by ensuring that they have the space and security to live and move freely in the wild forever.

Giving giants a value - If people do not value wildlife, then wildlife has no future. To give elephants a value in the Ewaso Ecosystem Space for Giants are working with local people and partner organisations to undertake three activities:

1) Preventing human-wildlife conflict - Human-wildlife conflict is not easy to solve and requires large investments of time and resources to reduce it to levels that local people can tolerate. The best thing that can be done is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. This needs proper land-use planning.

2) Stopping the slaughter of giants - The number of elephants currently being killed for their ivory has not been seen since the era referred to as the ‘elephant holocaust’. The high price of ivory in Asia is driving the current surge in poaching globally, while local poverty and poor governance is enabling it to happen locally.

3) Training the next generation of wildlife conservationists - For the sake of the world’s giants, Space for Giants aim to recruit more people like these into the ranks of wildlife conservation.

Engaging hearts & minds of local people in conservation - Space for Giants use interactive drama to address the recent upsurge in elephant and rhino poaching to persuading local people to actively participate in wildlife protection. They also produce simple comic books, educational posters, sports events and school competitions

How can you help - Space for Giants is working on the ground every day to win a secure future for elephants, the places they live and the species that share their range. By donating your toner cartridges and mobile phones your support can help them to achieve their conservation goals.

Please visit www.spaceforgiants.org for more information on this great charity.