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Our newest rescues, ewaso and lemorijo enjoy a mudbath thanks to their keepers. the mud acts as both an insect repellant and as a sunblock. also, it's good fun. ewaso, of course, was dramatically rescued two weeks ago, when staff and guests at @elephantbedroomcamp bravely rescued her from the flooded, rushing ewaso ng'iro river. a little reminder, tomorrow is #givingtuesday. your gift will make both a tremendous difference to the elephants and people at reteti. please give generously! video by @katie.rowe #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo@natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
315 16,052 November 2017
When i was recently in northern kenya i really wanted to visit @r.e.s.c.u.e so a day trip was planned..... off we went. a 3 hour drive each way from my camp stay in samburu. it was a hot day. upon arriving we were taken straight to the viewing platform to see the orphan babies come in for their noon milk bottles. as you know hungry baby elephants wait for no one! what can i say, we were met with a rush of little legs and little trunks charging towards their bottle wielding keepers. it was milk time!! reteti elephant sanctuary is africa’s first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary, located in northern kenya. it was truly wonderful to see the elephants in the boma, to meet the people there and understand more about their work. i would like to thank sammy leseita, kate rowe and the team for making us feel so welcome. it was a pleasure to meet you both and to just be there! the keepers and the team and of course the local community at #reteti are doing an amazing job to preserve and protect our beloved elephants. it’s beautiful. if you don’t follow their account please show your great support by doing so. they have a fantastic ig page. i had a wonderful visit. it’s was a great day with the usual mix of emotions, happiness, sadness, hope. we have to end the poaching folks and stop this ivory madness! it’s so pointless! thank you to @sabadouglashamilton @elephantwatchcamp for arranging the visit, thank you so much saba. πŸ˜πŸ’™ #banthedamnivorytrade #saveourelephants #fosteranorphanelephant #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #kenya #northernkenya #namunyak #thankyou! @savetheelephants @kenyawildlifeservices watch out for #mondaymilkmadness.... reteti style!
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Loijipu, the reteti resident orphaned #rhino, who is not so little anymore, meanders through the landscape here on #namunyak conservancy in northern #kenya. he came to us when he was just two days old. now, he is two years old. he has gotten big and strong in the care of his three devoted keepers and is developing a nice big horn. he is preparing himself for the wild. we will be re-introducing him into the sanctuary where he was found this year. video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @glassybaby @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
61 4,196 11 hours ago
Reteti elephant sanctuary was featured on @aljazeeraenglish today! thank you, al jazeera for this beautiful profile of the work we do. see it on online (link in profile) or watch for it on your local station. the segment is scheduled to run 10 times this week. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
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Video by @amivitale. my sincere gratitude to everyone who supported the reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), through the flash print sale. we have raised over $40,000 for this incredible place!! your contributions will help care for a small herd of elephant calves who will one day return to the wild and the strong community that loves and protects its elephants. i am awed and deeply grateful at your outpouring of love. here is nadasoit. i had been there when she was orphaned and rescued and left for a few months but amazingly, she remembered my smell and came running over to greet me when i came back. elephants have an incredible memory and don't forget smells and even voices. reteti is africa's first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary. read the full story about @r.e.s.c.u.e in @natgeo and follow @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn about their vital work. although the print sale has ended, prints are still available. year round, fifty percent of the print sales are distributed to conservation organizations including conservation international (@conservationorg ), the nature conservancy (nature_org), reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), lewa wildlife conservancy (@lewa_wildlife_ and northern rangelands trust (@nrt_kenya ). please visit my website or send a message if you are interested in purchasing a print. #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety @natgeo #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonambassador
493 26,729 December 2017
It is not only elephants who we care for here at reteti. we also have giraffe, endangered grevy's zebra, and, of course, loijipu, a sweet, typical, little black rhino. his name means "to follow" or "second in line," and he was named for where he was found. here, he is pictured with his dedicated keeper, kamara. he came to us when he was only 2 days old. he was tiny - no bigger than a dinner plate. we could carry him around in our arms with ease. he had been abandoned by his mother, who had gone to browse and left him behind. while she was gone, some curious researchers had gotten too close to the newborn. when his mother returned, she could smell the humans on him and rejected him. although it pains us that he was not able to stay with his mother, he has thrived at reteti and we have treasured him. he adores his three dedicated keepers and follows them everywhere. he has gotten big and strong in their care and it developing a nice big horn. he is preparing himself for the wild. this year, we will be re-introduting loijipu into the wild. he will return to the sanctuary where he was found and where his mother still lives. in fact, he will probably meet her there, a thought which brings us joy. photo by @amivitale. @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
325 22,674 3 weeks ago
Photo by @amivitale. lekupania receives a kiss from orphaned giraffe at sarara camp (@sararacamp ). these giraffe were orphaned but soon will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild. the sanctuary sits on the 850,000-acre namunyak wildlife conservancy and is owned by the samburu community, current estimates are that giraffe populations across africa have dropped 40 percent, plummeting from 140,000 in the late 1990s to around 85,000 today. read my story on giraffe in natgeo and follow us at @amivitale, @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp to learn more. #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @giraffe_conservation @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety #savegiraffes #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #amivitale
3,074 762,688 October 2017
From @amivitale - video by @amivitale . my sincere gratitude to everyone who supported the reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), through the flash print sale. we have raised over $40,000 for this incredible place!! your contributions will help care for a small herd of elephant calves who will one day return to the wild and the strong community that loves and protects its elephants. i am awed and deeply grateful at your outpouring of love. here is nadasoit. i had been there when she was orphaned and rescued and left for a few months but amazingly, she remembered my smell and came running over to greet me when i came back. elephants have an incredible memory and don't forget smells and even voices. reteti is africa's first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary. read the full story about @r.e.s.c.u.e in @natgeo and follow @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn about their vital work. although the print sale has ended, prints are still available. year round, fifty percent of the print sales are distributed to conservation organizations including conservation international (@conservationorg ), the nature conservancy (nature_org), reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), lewa wildlife conservancy (@lewa_wildlife_ and northern rangelands trust (@nrt_kenya ). please visit my website or send a message if you are interested in purchasing a print. #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety @natgeo #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonambassador - #regrann
14 710 December 2017
Photo by @amivitale . pokot waves his trunk up in the air to smell better at the reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), the first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary in all of africa. in a few years he’ll be weaned and released to live among the wild herds of northern kenya. what’s happening at reteti is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way people relate to wild animals they once feared. this oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. elephants are highly sensitive and caring animals. if a baby elephant complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it. they have incredible memories, express grief, compassion, self-awareness and can live to be over 70 years old. read the full story in @natgeo and follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn more about their important work. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #protectelephants
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@cookswelljikos

CookswellJikos
Lodwar or bust! off to a busy life in northern kenya via boda boda, bus and then mokoteni! safari njema! #northernkenya #lodwar #bodaboda #mokoteni #minibakery #bakingkenya #safarinjema
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@kuraproject

The KURA Project
A smile speaks a thousand words. we love seeing the smiles on the faces of these girls from sirata oirobi primary school in samburu, kenya as they receive instruction on the use and care of the reusable menstrual hygiene kits kura has provided for them. this recent delivery ensures 200 more girls in northern kenya the opportunity to attend school without worry of interruption. every girl deserves this chance. education=opportunity, education=hope
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David chancellor @chancellordavid is currently on assignment for geo magazine. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € ‘this is the matthews (or mathews) range, also known as the lenkiyio hills, northern kenya - the area is isolated, and holds forests of juniper and cycads. it is home to elephants and other large mammals, and was one of the last places in northern kenya to have wild black rhinos. the last black rhino in the mathew's was poached out in the 1990s. the mathew's are also home to the samburu people. the mountain range is a sky island, surrounded by plains, with ndoto mountains to the north and the karisia hills to the west. sky islands are isolated mountains surrounded by radically different lowland environments. such isolation has significant implications for these natural habitats. a number of the species in the mathew's have evolved independently and the diversity of the high altitude forest is of great conservation value.’ - david chancellor β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € @chancellordavid @geomagazin #conserving #conservation #kenya #northernkenya #samburu #nopoaching #lion #wearekiosk #withbutterfliesandwarriors @ewasolions #photography #documentary #analogphotography
0 18 5 hours ago
David chancellor @chancellordavid is currently on assignment for geo magazine. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € ‘this is the matthews (or mathews) range, also known as the lenkiyio hills, northern kenya - the area is isolated, and holds forests of juniper and cycads. it is home to elephants and other large mammals, and was one of the last places in northern kenya to have wild black rhinos. the last black rhino in the mathew's was poached out in the 1990s. the mathew's are also home to the samburu people. the mountain range is a sky island, surrounded by plains, with ndoto mountains to the north and the karisia hills to the west. sky islands are isolated mountains surrounded by radically different lowland environments. such isolation has significant implications for these natural habitats. a number of the species in the mathew's have evolved independently and the diversity of the high altitude forest is of great conservation value.’ - david chancellor β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € @chancellordavid @geomagazin #conserving #conservation #kenya #northernkenya #samburu #nopoaching #lion #wearekiosk #withbutterfliesandwarriors @ewasolions #photography #documentary #analogphotography
0 33 5 hours ago
David chancellor @chancellordavid is currently on assignment for geo magazine. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € ‘this is the matthews (or mathews) range, also known as the lenkiyio hills, northern kenya - the area is isolated, and holds forests of juniper and cycads. it is home to elephants and other large mammals, and was one of the last places in northern kenya to have wild black rhinos. the last black rhino in the mathew's was poached out in the 1990s. the mathew's are also home to the samburu people. the mountain range is a sky island, surrounded by plains, with ndoto mountains to the north and the karisia hills to the west. sky islands are isolated mountains surrounded by radically different lowland environments. such isolation has significant implications for these natural habitats. a number of the species in the mathew's have evolved independently and the diversity of the high altitude forest is of great conservation value.’ - david chancellor β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € @chancellordavid @geomagazin #conserving #conservation #kenya #northernkenya #samburu #nopoaching #lion #wearekiosk #withbutterfliesandwarriors @ewasolions #photography #documentary #analogphotography
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@r.e.s.c.u.e

R.E.S.C.U.E
Loijipu, the reteti resident orphaned #rhino, who is not so little anymore, meanders through the landscape here on #namunyak conservancy in northern #kenya. he came to us when he was just two days old. now, he is two years old. he has gotten big and strong in the care of his three devoted keepers and is developing a nice big horn. he is preparing himself for the wild. we will be re-introducing him into the sanctuary where he was found this year. video by @katie.rowe @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @glassybaby @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @natgeo @sararacamp #bekindtorhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa
61 4,196 11 hours ago

@everydayextinction

Everyday Extinction
Photograph by david chancellor @chancellordavid - controlled burn, northern kenya - impersonating extinction in the rangelands of northern kenya - the drought across east africa in 2016-17 has given a stark preview of the challenges that the region will face in the coming years, as degraded landscapes, growing populations, and the impacts of climate change combine to reduce arability and habitability of key landscapes. in kenya, conflicts have been exacerbated, resulting in lands and homes being raided by pastoralists, putting endangered wildlife populations, habitats and vital landscapes in further jeopardy. supported my national geographic society, scientists at mpala research centre, northern kenya are currently engaged in a long-term (1995) field experiment in a dry savannah woodland ecosystem. the main idea: to use different types of fencing to exclude different groups of herbivores - mega-herbivores (elephants, giraffes), all mid- to large-size wild herbivores, cattle. the setup allows scientists to study the effects of different herbivore groups on the landscape and on each other. the different exclusion plots also mimic different extinction or management scenarios. for instance, what if we kept all the large wildlife off the land, and kept the land only for our cattle? what if elephants and giraffes went extinct? now using controlled burns they are examining the interactions between fire and different large herbivore ecosystems, asking questions like: how do herbivore affect fire temperature, patchiness and impacts? how do different herbivores (wildlife, elephants, cattle) respond to burns? how do fire and herbivores interact to drive savanna ecosystem function? they have now shown that fire alone and elephants alone have minimal impacts on savanna trees, but that the two in combination greatly reduce tree cover. @natgeo @everydayextinction #fightingextinction #northernkenya #kenya #fire #bushfire #conserving #conservation @usuaggielife
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@chancellordavid

David Chancellor
Photograph by david chancellor @chancellordavid - controlled burn, northern kenya - impersonating extinction in the rangelands of northern kenya - the drought across east africa in 2016-17 has given a stark preview of the challenges that the region will face in the coming years, as degraded landscapes, growing populations, and the impacts of climate change combine to reduce arability and habitability of key landscapes. in kenya, conflicts have been exacerbated, resulting in lands and homes being raided by pastoralists, putting endangered wildlife populations, habitats and vital landscapes in further jeopardy. supported my national geographic society, scientists at mpala research centre, northern kenya are currently engaged in a long-term (1995) field experiment in a dry savannah woodland ecosystem. the main idea: to use different types of fencing to exclude different groups of herbivores - mega-herbivores (elephants, giraffes), all mid- to large-size wild herbivores, cattle. the setup allows scientists to study the effects of different herbivore groups on the landscape and on each other. the different exclusion plots also mimic different extinction or management scenarios. for instance, what if we kept all the large wildlife off the land, and kept the land only for our cattle? what if elephants and giraffes went extinct? now using controlled burns they are examining the interactions between fire and different large herbivore ecosystems, asking questions like: how do herbivore affect fire temperature, patchiness and impacts? how do different herbivores (wildlife, elephants, cattle) respond to burns? how do fire and herbivores interact to drive savanna ecosystem function? they have now shown that fire alone and elephants alone have minimal impacts on savanna trees, but that the two in combination greatly reduce tree cover. @natgeo @everydayextinction #fightingextinction #northernkenya #kenya #fire #bushfire #conserving #conservation @usuaggielife
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@tropicairkenya

Tropic Air Kenya
Jade sea ! the largest desert lake in the world. #laketurkana #northernkenya #explorekenya #helisafaris
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