African elephants are sometimes killed for their ivory. Still! Even though they are an endangered species and protected by law. Even though they are smart and loved by so many people—and even though they remember their loved ones after they die, and mourn for them.
Many other endangered animals and plants in Africa are also protected by law, but are dwindling in number. In 1992, wildlife law enforcement agents from several African nations met in Lusaka, Zambia, and made a multi-national agreement of how to better protect these organisms against poaching and destruction. Basically, the laws already in place must be better enforced.
Even though Mozambique was not a part of the Lusaka meeting or agreement, the nation honors this important agreement every September 7.
More on elephants...
- To see an example of a grieving elephant, watch this short video.
- Activity Village has a bunch of activities, including coloring pages, crafts, a jigsaw puzzle, and videos, about elephants.
More on Mozambique...
Check out this earlier post.
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