30 Apr '16, 12pm

My first elephant was a carcass -- my remarks made at the #GiantsClubSummit

My first elephant was a carcass -- my remarks made at the #GiantsClubSummit

My first elephant was a carcass - Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw at the Giants Club Summit Sat, Apr 30, 2016 We simply cannot afford to allow poaching to go on for one more day. It does not make moral, economic or political sense. Ministers, Excellences, ladies and gentlemen, it is an honour to have the opportunity to open today's session. Further Resources Giants Club Summit For many people, visiting this amazing continent provides their first opportunity to see the iconic elephant outside of a book or a TV screen. When you ask them about it they speak animatedly of drifting over herds in a hot air balloon, they will show you photo after photo of protective mothers and majestic bulls, they smile at memories of babies at play. Sometimes it brings a tear to the eye. My own first encounter with an elephant is just as memorable. It was a carcass. I di...

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