Archive for August 12th, 2017

RwandAir confirms Brussels station is now boarding passengers

BRUSSELS AT LAST THOUGH HURDLES REMAIN IN PLACE AS UK INSISTS ON TRANSIT VISA

(Posted 12th August 2017)

RwandAir earlier today confirmed that, at last, their Brussels service can now board passengers for the return flight to Kigali.
The routing however, via London Gatwick, still means that many passengers will require transit Visa even though their final destination is Rwanda, which makes life for many African travelers more difficult in view of the UK’s common practice to reject Visa applications.
Travel circles have criticized the UK demands for a transit Visa as an unnecessary hindrance for the RwandAir flights as it restricts passenger numbers for the airline, limited to those who can afford the extra cost and subject themselves to the often ridiculous process when applying for such Visa.
Meanwhile congrats to RwandAir for finally being able to fully launch their second European destination, Brussels, and happy landings at the European capital city.

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Wildlife Direct creates global awareness on World Elephant Day

WILDLIFEDIRECT AND AMARULA TRUST JOIN HANDS FOR WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

(Posted 12th August 2017)

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WildlifeDirect is very proud to work with Amarula Trust to create global awareness of the plight of Africa’s elephants. While many brands use elephants in their logos, Amarula is the only African brand that has positioned itself to champion elephant conservation.

WildlifeDirect has been at the forefront of legal reforms in Kenya that have seen the introduction of new legislation with severe penalties, and greater investment in frontline protection. This has resulted in a spectacular decline in poaching in Kenya of over 80% since 2012. However, the success is not replicated in other African countries, and recent surveys suggest that one elephant is killed every 15 minutes in Africa for its ivory. Amarula Trust and WildlifeDirect have joined forces to secure the future of elephants by discouraging trade in ivory, which has caused an unprecedented slaughter of elephants across Africa. Solving the elephant poaching crisis therefore requires a global response.

On World Elephant Day celebrated every year on August 12th, Amarula and WildlifeDirect will launch #DontLetThemDisappear Campaign calling on all people to unite in their conservation efforts to ensure that these critical species endure forever. Amarula will erect a massive ice elephant sculpture in Union Square, Manhattan where Dr. Paula Kahumbu the Amarula Brand Ambassador will talk to consumers about the plight of our elephants.

In July, Amarula brought top influencers from Kenya, Canada, Germany, South Africa, and USA including a celebrity from Brazil to Amboseli National Park as part of the anti-ivory poaching campaign. The first phase of the campaign, started in October last year with a webisode shot in Kenya at Amboseli National Park. #NameThemSaveThem Campaign directs viewers to a virtual digital savannah where they have the opportunity to create, name and share their elephant on social media. For every elephant digitally created on the site, Amarula will donate $1.00 to WildlifeDirect. With fewer than 400,000 elephants, Amarula released 400,000 individualised Amarula bottles – one bottle for each of the remaining elephants.

Amarula will also be taking a bold stand for the African elephant by removing the elephant from their label to demonstrate their commitment towards saving the gentle giants of Africa.

Ivory poaching stops with you so lets kill the ivory trade and not our heritage. Join the movement at Amarula.com/trust.

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