Lifestyle: Hong Kong’s Elephant Week returns
The highlight of this year’s Elephant Week is a Gala Dinner at Island Shangri-La on November 18.
Colin Dawson with Neville Kgaugelo and Daniel Ole Sambu in 2019
Guests at the Elephant Week Gala Dinner in 2019
The Elephant Week Gala Dinner at Island Shangri-La in 2019
During the extended Elephant Week, Turere and Dawson will also visit 15-20 schools in Hong Kong plus corporates and other groups.
Dawson added: “Like elephants, we don’t stand still and we need support for our future endeavours including education here and in Africa, providing for rangers in the field of duty, looking after orphaned elephants and support for Africa’s largest animal relocation programme.”
Elephant Week visit to Harbour School in 2019
The Elephant Foundation is a Hong Kong charity set up to educate people in Hong Kong about the poaching of endangered species and the illegal wildlife trade, much of which comes through Hong Kong.
It works to help those on the ground in Africa, both protecting the wildlife and living with it as well as education funding for youth there with a view to giving them a better future. Each year, it aims to hold an Elephant Week showcasing its work and bringing an inspirational person involved with conservation in Africa to Hong Kong to discuss their experiences.