Instagram – May 29th, 2019

“The future of African elephants is inextricably linked to the well-being of the continent’s rural people. They often must suffer the costs of living with large, dangerous animals without deriving much if any benefit from that coexistence. Perhaps solving the elephant crisis means treating it as an issue of human rights and social justice, says Maxi Louis, director of the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organizations, rather than solely one of wildlife conservation.” 🐘 You may have heard the news that Botswana has lifted the ban on elephant hunting. Whether or not the decision was politically motivated, and whatever consequences it has for the country, it has succeeded in sparking debate on the future of elephants in Africa. Click on the link in our bio to read this article from @natgeo that examines whether we must treat the elephant crisis as an issue of human rights and social justice, rather than simply one of wildlife conservation… 📸 @jamessuter