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Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby 4O4-5O4 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:13 pm

I saw them on 'tellie' earlier this week.

It has been established using modern DNA techniques (from Conneticut USA I think they said), that Gareth Patterson has proved that at least 4 or 5 remain in the forest, one of which is a mature bull. His conclusions are supported by South African National Parks

So while they are still threatened with inbreeding and extensive destruction of their natural habitat, the most southerly elephants on the planet are not yet gone.

Lastly, a private/public initiative has been launched to persuade private landowners to co-operate in the creation of an environmental corridor from Addo National Park via Baviaans Kloof and the Tsitsikamma to Knysna. This is called the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:48 pm

I am pleased that it is not just one. I hate to think of the loneliness of a single elephant. Like us, they live on connection.

Thank you for that info 404. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Tue May 06, 2014 7:05 pm

Lastly, a private/public initiative has been launched to persuade private landowners to co-operate in the creation of an environmental corridor from Addo National Park via Baviaans Kloof and the Tsitsikamma to Knysna. This is called the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative


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I like that so much!

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Re: Were you the last person who saw Knysna's elephants

Unread postby yoda » Wed May 07, 2014 11:00 am

4O4-5O4 wrote:Lastly, a private/public initiative has been launched to persuade private landowners to co-operate in the creation of an environmental corridor from Addo National Park via Baviaans Kloof and the Tsitsikamma to Knysna. This is called the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative


I really hope something positive develops from this :pray:


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