Visiting Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda, East Africa was a spectacular experience. I saw beautiful elephants living together in family groups. Their tusks are stunning and gargantuan. How can poachers and criminals be so heartless, slaughtering these animals in cold-blood and cutting of their tusks, as the young elephants watch helplessly? It’s beyond my comprehension. This experience inspires me to do all I can to protect elephants. Actions must be taken to stop the ivory trade.
My passions in life are wildlife conservation, animals, travel, food, wine, cultures, traditions, and learning languages. I worked with tigers and lions for many years in the U.S. This experience inspired within me a deep desire to protect endangered species. Currently, I am working for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda. During my time here in East Africa, I have seen the importance of community based eco-tourism, and conservation.