The herd presents the baby elephant with the snare to the Game Reserve Manager. "Nature cannot be tamed," says author Jamie Joseph. "But trust between species can be earned." Photo / Thula Thula

The herd presents the baby elephant with the snare to the Game Reserve Manager. “Nature cannot be tamed,” says author Jamie Joseph. “But trust between species can be earned.” Photo / Thula Thula

Here is a thrilling and heartwarming story just published in the New Zealand Herald by Jamie Joseph-a loyal friend of the Elephant Whisperer and founder of Saving the Wild.

Her report covers a chilling account of a baby elephant rescue at our Thula Thula  game preserve. Lawrence Anthony’s elephant family urgently reached out to his trusted game rangers for help to free their dying baby from a poachers snare.

What is behind these daily tragic incidents? Many problems in the world stem from scarcity of water and natural resources combined with non-existent economies. This results in people reacting with desperate measures in order to survive. The ivory black market supplied by poachers is a ‘destructive economy’ fueled by hopelessness. A reality of ‘we have no other choice‘. This is a reflection of the battle for survival of displaced Zulu village communities seeking a better life for their families and people.

Mayibuye Game Reserve

Lawrence Anthony, a close friend to many Zulu chiefs, designed and implemented an economic plan that would restore pride with their people and replace desperation with opportunity and prosperity. Serving as a model program the Mayibuye Game Reserve is now becoming a reality restoring hope to communities throughout the region.

Screenshot-2015-10-12-10.30.15We encourage all our members to read and experience the Elephant Whisperer. The book can be ordered through our website which will also help support our programs.

The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization would like to thank Jamie for helping bring this story to the world.

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