VARSITY UPBEAT ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AS THE ‘ELEPHANT MAN’ DONATES A JUMBO BOOK TO CUK
The man who runs for elephant as popularly known across many circles, Jim Justus Njagi has donated a Jumbo book to The Co-operative University of Kenya courtesy of Irish Embassy to Kenya led by H.E. Ambassador Dr. Vincent O’neil. ‘Elephants Wear Ivory’ is a book authored by Mr. Feisal Malik andTanvir Ali, two Kenyans of Asian origin with interests in wildlife film making and photography.
Receiving the book from Mr. Jim, CUK’S Ag. Vice chancellor thanked the team from elephant neighbors’ organisation for their gesture in considering the University for Donation. He thanked the Irish embassy to Kenya for the donation. The vice chancellor noted that the university remains committed to conserving the environment which is a key habitat to world’s wildlife. He underscored that in the last few months the university has put over 10 acres of land under about 20,000 species of indigenous trees in a wake call by the government to conserve the environment.
Addressing members of staff and students of the Wildlife Club at the University, Mr. Nyamu lamented the declining numbers of elephants in Kenya since 1979 noting that over the period of 40 years, the elephants’ numbers in Kenya has reduced from 167,000 to about 38,000- 30,000 signifying that elephants may vanish in Kenya in the next few years.
Present during the presentation of the book to CUK on Monday 21st, May 2018 was the CEO of African Fund for Endangered Species (AFEW) Ms. Florence Nyaganya, the University’s Management Board members and students of the World Life Club at CUK. Mr. Jim Nyamu is also the CEO of the Elephant Neibhours’ Centre.