Archive for February, 2013

Mahout (Keeper) For a Night, a wonderful image!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2013 by marymckearney

mahoutMahout (Keeper) For a Night.

Save The Elephant Foundation: Dedicating to Protecting Asian Elephants:

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 28, 2013 by marymckearney

save elephantsI would like to take the time to talk about one of the organizations that is so important in the caring, rescue and rehabilitation of the Asian elephant.  Please take the time to read about all of the projects they are involved in.  Also, please read about their remarkable founder; Sangduen “Lek” Chailert.  Her story is incredible!

Save Elephant Foundation is a Thai non–profit organization dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through a multifaceted approach involving local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations. Each of our flagship projects is aimed at accomplishing that mission, as well as working towards these goals:The Save Elephant Foundation works hard to ensure that the endangered Asian elephant has a brighter future, through its numerous ongoing projects, such as Elephant Nature Park, Forest Restoration, Surin Project, Journey to Freedom, and Jumbo Express, just to name a few.

http://www.saveelephant.org

Please, Please sign this and pass on!! We must stop the baby elephants being captured for Chinese zoos!

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http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/No_more_baby_elephants_captured_for_Chinese_zoos_1/?cxxNlebImage

Think Elephants International, I LOVE happy elephant photos! It is nice to see the good ones!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2013 by marymckearney

The relationship between elephants and humans dates back to 2000BCE.  …. Image

Battle for Elephants; National Geographic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 28, 2013 by marymckearney

25,000 elephants were slaughtered last year for the Ivory trade.  For those of you who missed National Geographic’s program; “Battle for Elephants” I have posted some information.  Also, last October’s issue of National Geographic “Blood Ivory” was riveting.  Knowledge is key.

 

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/ivory/christy-text

Mary M

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2013 by marymckearney

SafariCam

DSC_1391Here’s an update from Finny Taylor and Hannah Davenport, who are at Ol Pejeta, Kenya:

Once the sun has set over Mount Kenya and the cicadas have commenced their nightly song, a group of giants make their way across the plains of Ol Pejeta. They are heading for the fence that stretches around the 90,000 acre conservancy in West Laikipia, minds set on the array of crops temptinglygrown just outside. These elephants have constructed elaborate methodsto overcome the electric fence, put in place to protect the animals as well as the surrounding community’s crops. One tactic involves using their trunk to pull and push the insulating poles down as well as plucking the electric wire with their tusks. Some of the most notorious fence-breakers in the area have been de-tusked as a prevention strategy, however the elephant’s cunning and ingenuity means these raids are still occurring up to four times…

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Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2013 by marymckearney

Views from the Edge

This “comment” on Steve Shoemaker’s poem “What did you ask in school today?” deserves a posting of its own.

“Gordon, thanks for this from Steve S. This reminds me of a few things I’ve thought about lately. The images evoked when a parent says the above is that it is an example of how we nurture the young by helping them understand how to connect to their world in deeper ways than by just asking “what did you learn today”.

“The large Palm tree that stands wilted in front of the TreeHouse youth shelter on the highway 41 curve here in Chaska is a reminder that when we attend to our youth with the ideas in this poem we have a “live tree” vs. a dead tree”. In like manner when no attention is given to the affective behaviors the poem describes we have a “wilted” group of young people…

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