Did you know that there is thought to be only one free roaming elephant left hiding in the Knysna Forest? Did you know that elephants are a “keystone species”, meaning that they look after the place where they live, which helps other animals? What will happen if our youth follow the example of their forefathers and elephants become extinct?
Our Lunchbox Legend, Doctor Peter Berning, is on a mission to educate children about the biodiversity which supports elephants and he needs your help!! His wife, Joan, established the Eden to Addo Corridor which links three mega-reserves The Garden Route National Park, the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site and Addo Elephant National Park. These linkages are vital for preserving biodiversity in times of climate change.
The elephant is the symbol for Eden to Addo. It is no secret that tens of thousands of elephants are being killed every year for their ivory tusks. We need to change our behaviour and what better way than to educate the youth. It is for this reason that Joan Berning commissioned Lunchbox Theatre to create the Great Eden to Addo Adventure. Since then 11 688 children have been made aware of the importance of nature and elephants in this charming story which
There were about 2000 elephants in the Knysna Forest 200 years ago. No one taught people not to kill them. If you care about elephants, biodiversity and our survival as a species take a look at what Peter and Joan Berning have to say and how the kids from Crags Primary reacted in this video.
You could join us as a Lunchbox Legend and, like Dr Pete, cycle the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 to raise funds or you can click here and sponsor his wonderful effort.