Target: Julius Lokinyi and villagers in Northern Kenya
Goal: Commend Julius Lokinyi and villagers for their remarkable efforts in advocating for wildlife
The conservation of elephants in Kenya has been a constant struggle between poachers and wildlife activists. The quarrel often leads to defeat among conservationists, leaving many elephants slaughtered. Tusks and animal meat are then sold in large quantities to underground trade groups. Included in the inhumane killings is a once notorious poacher, Julius Lokinyi, who single-handedly killed up to 100 elephants. But after being criticized by many and bombarded with a tirade of persuasion from his elders, Julius has made a noteworthy transformation from poacher to wildlife conservationist. Praise Julius Lokinyi and villagers in Northern Kenya for their bravery in fighting against the dangerous poaching gangs.
Due to Asia’s rising demand for ivory, poaching in Africa has reached its highest point in decades, resulting in tens of thousands of elephants annihilated by poachers. Even after deploying national armies to help curb and eventually stop the mass killings, nothing seems to be working. Scientists are reporting that if elephant killings continue at this rate, they are sure to reach extinction in no time.
Villagers in northern Kenya, including Julius, are so desperate to relieve the current plight of elephants that they are taking things into their own hands, arming themselves with shotguns and rifles. Unlike Julius, many people in the community have no military or firearm experience but are determined to ban together to advocate for the protection of elephants. This could be the elephant’s saving grace but at the expense of innocent villager’s lives, up against the heavy artillery of poaching gangs.
The main reason why Julius and other villagers are protecting wildlife is because of the revenue it produces from tourists who visit the area. However, they are also fighting against poachers because of the crime, corruption and instability that the illegal wildlife trade spurs. Commend Julius Lokinyi and Villagers in northern Kenya who are risking their lives to protect elephants against heavily armed poachers.
Dear Julius Lokinyi and villagers of northern Kenya,
Elephants and wildlife are a major part of Africa’s economy that produces large amounts of revenue from visiting tourists. But with the high demand of ivory from Asia, poaching for elephant tusks has become rampant, leaving tens of thousands of elephants dead. Solutions to poaching are constantly being investigated but a solid solution has yet to be reached.
Your bravery is to be acknowledged by advocating for the protection of elephants and fighting against poachers who are heavily armed with artillery. Because of your determination to end crime and corruption, a peaceful solution to poaching will hopefully be established. I commend your courageous approach to fighting against poachers in order to protect the future of African elephants.
[Your Name Here]