Space For Giants

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"In less than a decade we have expanded to 30 people located in at least 10 countries across three continents. We are made up of a mix of skills, backgrounds, and capabilities, all united with one goal: to secure a safe future for elephants and their landscapes forever. In Kenya, our core team is based at our Global HQ in Nanyuki. From here, we manage our longest-running conservation programmes, including training rangers, building fences, and supporting judicial processes." [1]

In 2016 The Evening Standard reported: "Kenya's president is to host a historic gathering of African leaders to address the elephant poaching crisis at the inaugural meeting of the Giants Club — the wildlife protection initiative backed by the Evening Standard.

"It will be followed by the burning of a 120-tonne stockpile of ivory, much of it seized by the Kenyan state from poaching gangs, to show the government’s zero tolerance of the illegal wildlife trade...The Giants Club was founded by Kenya-based charity Space for Giants, whose patron is Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. It was formed to combat the poaching crisis by bringing together political leaders, corporate chiefs and conservationists to protect Africa’s remaining elephant populations...

"The summit is being organised in association with Kenya’s environment secretary, Professor Judi Wakhungu. The leaders will be joined by some of the largest companies working in Africa, including Olam and De Beers, as well as conservation experts.

"Corporate titans such as Richard Branson and XIX Entertainment head Simon Fuller are also involved and the event is being supported by Kenya Airways. The ivory burn will be staged at 3pm on April 30 in Nairobi National Park and is being organised by Kenya Wildlife Service, supported by the charity Stop Ivory." [1]

In 2018: "President Masisi joins President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, to head the Giants Club. Botswana’s Former President Ian Khama acts as President Emeritus." [2]

In 2018: "Assala Energy, an oil and gas exploration and production company backed by The Carlyle Group, plans to support an extensive project to build a series of fences around community farm-land in Gabon, with Space for Giants. The three-year programme will protect elephants and foster economic growth." [3]




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  1. Space For Giants Team, organizational web page, accessed March 10, 2019.
  2. Space For Giants Team, organizational web page, accessed March 10, 2019.