Hertugparet markerte verdens elefantdag med noen bilder fra deres tur til Botswana i 2017.
Prins Harry (34) og hertuginne Meghan (38) har et helt spesielt forhold til Botswana. Det var nemlig her de forelsket seg, ifølge People.
Den største diamanten på Meghans forlovelsesring er også fra Botswana, og i juni kom det frem at hertugparet skal ta med seg lille Archie til Afrika i høst.
12.august er verdens elefantdag, og i den anledning la hertugparet ut noen bilder fra turen deres til Botswana i 2017.
Les også: Dette tjente hertuginne Meghan før hun ble kongelig
På turen jobbet de frivillig med elefanter. I innlegget, skriver paret at de samarbeider med foreningen «Elephants Without Borders» og Ellen Degeneres sin organisasjon «The Ellen Fund» for å utstyre elefantene med krager som blant annet skal beskytte dem mot krypskyting.
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🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 Today is #WorldElephantDay and we are pleased to announce that since we followed our friends at @ElephantswithoutBorders (EWB) on Instagram in July, when we were celebrating the environment, you and our friend @TheEllenFund (@TheEllenShow) have spread the word and EWB have been able to help protect 25 elephants by fitting them with satellite navigation collars! These collars allow the team at EWB to track the elephants, as well as to learn their essential migratory patterns to keep their corridors safe and open so future generations of elephants can roam freely. In honour of this amazing support, EWB have named their most recently collared Elephant...ELLEN! We can’t wait to see where she will go! 🐘 Two years ago on World Elephant Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Dr Chase to help in this conservation effort. Below, a few words from Mike and his partner Kelly at EWB: • ‘Today is a day to honor and celebrate the majestic elephant and to make a strong stand for conserving and protecting one of the world’s most beloved animals. elephants are intelligent, sentient beings capable of emotions from joy to grief. They are ‘environmental engineers,’ a key-stone umbrella species, and the fight to save them is in effect, a fight to save entire ecosystems and all wildlife. Today elephants are facing many challenges; habitat loss and competition for resources creates conflict with humans, climate change and fires destroy much needed resources and poaching for the demand of ivory makes elephants bigger targets than ever. African elephants are especially prone to human-wildlife conflict because of their large home ranges. Finding, preserving and creating elephant corridors is therefore of great importance in helping to maintain habitats suitable for movement and minimising human-elephant conflict. Corridors are a mitigation technique to better the livelihoods of local communities and the elephants themselves, by providing environment and ample space for wildlife to navigate from one habitat patch to another, without affecting the livelihoods of communities.’ • EWB - Dr Mike Chase, Ms Kelly Landen . 📸 by DOS © SussexRoyal Additional photos: EWB
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The Duke of Sussex attends the ‘Our Planet’ premiere at the Natural History Museum with The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge, lending their joint support for the protection of our environment. As president of @africanparksnetwork, The Duke of Sussex continues to advocate for the communities and wildlife that coexist in some of the most vulnerable environments around the world. Be it human wildlife conflict or natural disasters, these communities (park rangers, school children, families) are on the frontline of conservation and we must do more to help them as we also work to safeguard the animals and landscapes that are in critical danger. A few recent photos that look back on: Prince Harry’s long time commitment to this cause as well as a glimpse into the work he and The Duchess of Sussex did in 2017. Their Royal Highnesses travelled to Botswana to assist Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders in equipping a bull elephant with a satellite collar. Approximately 100 elephants are poached/killed every day for their ivory tusks. Using satellite technology allows conservationists to track their critical migratory patterns and to protect them and the local communities from human wildlife conflict. The elephant pictured was sedated for just 10 minutes before he was up and back with his herd. Tracking his movements has allowed conservationists to better protect him and other elephants and ensure heightened protection for these beautiful creatures moving forward. Photo credit: PA, Image 1
Dyrevern er en av hjertesakene til hertuginne Meghan. Hun er tilhenger av å adoptere kjæledyr som trenger nye hjem istedenfor å kjøpe dem, og i juli kom det frem at de vil adoptere en hund til sønnen Archie.
Fra før av har de to hunder: Beaglen Guy, som Meghan tok med seg da hun flyttet til London, og labradoren Oz, som de adopterte i fjor.
Les også: Meghan Markle om sitt nye liv: – De gjør det ikke lett