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Namibia: Stop ALL Hunting of Rare Desert Elephants!

Namibia: Stop ALL Hunting of Rare Desert Elephants!


Why this is important

Namibia is home to one of only TWO groups of Desert Elephants in the World.

The Page dedicated to saving them is to be found under

An estimated number of only 100 of these Desert Elephant are left in the Damaraland / Kaokoveld part of Kunene Region of the Namib, of which approximately 12 are Young Bulls.

The Tourism Value of these magnificent Desert Adapted Elephants should not be underestimated.The Namibian Government has admitted to issuing NINE hunting permits for these Elephants - the specific locations (in which Conservancies) have not been disclosed despite several requests.

With the killing of Delta, on 14 June in Sorris-Sorris, concerns have been highlighted as to the extent of control that the MET has over the specific location as to which these hunts will take place.

To date, 5 May 2015, 3 Confirmed Desert elephants have been killed, and Pro-Hunting Namibia ( is advertising another permit for 2015.

Although Echo was killed outside of the specific area of concern, after trampling a trophy hunter, there are no guarantees that Echo's replacement tag will not be taken from the true Desert Elephant population.

WE URGE YOU, HONOURABLE MINISTER AND THE NAMIBIAN MET, to strongly consider establishing the following:

1. Proclaim a Complete MORATORIUM on the hunting of any Desert ('Adapted') Elephants

2. Order an Immediate EXTREME FORENSIC AUDIT of the Desert Elephant Population and all the associated bull elephants

3. Immediate Declaration of the Desert Elephants as a NATIONAL TREASURE, enjoying SPECIAL PROTECTION under the President of Namibia.

These Elephants are one of the main tourist attractions for this lovely country.

Desert Elephants are beautiful, majestic, unique and very resourceful - they absolutely deserve to be saved from man's greed!
Picture credit - Johan Swanepoel
The Desert Elephants Of Namibia Thank you for your Compassion and your Voice!

Posted May 29, 2014
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