BY JAMES MURUA, 17 OCTOBER 2013
The Hands Off Our Elephants campaign, led by Dr Paula Kahumbu, went to New York on October 4 for the International March for Elephants to raise global awareness on the illegal ivory trade and its dire impact on elephant populations. They also spoke on the impact of poaching on human rights issues, national security and global economy, and asked governments around the world to end it. The campaign has also been active in Kenya.
The walk to the United Nations office in New York saw some star power coming through to support the initiative and included supermodel Christie Brinkley and actress Kristin Davis (Sex and the City, Melrose Place). They were accompanied by director general of Vision 2030 Mugo Kibati and deputyd irector of the Kenyan Wildlife Service Patrick Omondi. Also in the walk was Iain Douglas-Hamilton, a zoologist known for his study of elephants.
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