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BEHIND THE SCENES

African born and raised, Kimana Tuskers Director Jamie Joseph is also the founder of Saving the Wild, a charity with the mandate to protect the extraordinary but vanishing. Saving the Wild began working with their Kenyan partner Big Life Foundation in 2015, and where once poaching was rampant, the weapons of destruction are now machines with teeth and corporate greed. It was only a matter of time before big money farm developments tried to invade the Kimana Wildlife Corridor that runs through the heart of the Greater Amboseli ecosystem, and so Jamie set out to create a short film that rang the alarm bells for this incredible but vulnerable landscape.

During the filming of Kimana Tuskers the worst nightmare became a reality, when aggressive exporter KiliAvo Fresh Ltd, arrived with bulldozers and began ploughing into the Kimana Wildlife Corridor. They put up a fence, and small animals became trapped, while elephants stress levels sky rocketed as the ancient paths were suddenly destroyed. Towards the end of April 2021 the Court shut down KiliAvo, but it’s only a matter of time before they appeal, or another development with more money than ethics decides that their crop is worth more than the lives of millions of animals.

Kimana Tuskers is not just a love song, it is a cry for help, for the world to stop and listen, and understand that if we do not ensure that wild land stays wild, it will be lost forever. To that end, the Saving the Wild Bee Keeping project launched in 2020, with the first harvest in June 2021, creating jobs that work in harmony with nature. All profits from the sale of the honey is invested into an education scholarship fund for local Maasai children living in the Kimana Wildlife Corridor – investing in the future conservationists of this last great wild place.

All profits from the Saving the Wild Bee Keeping Project is invested into education scholarships for local Maasai children living in the Kimana Wildlife Corridor

TO DONATE TO THE SAVING THE WILD BEE KEEPING PROJECT PLEASE VISIT SAVINGTHEWILD.COM/DONATE

Saving the Kimana Wildlife Corridor with help from the world’s smallest superheroes
Kimana Tuskers Director Jamie Joseph and Big Life Ranger Daniel Kutata

Kimana Tuskers is not just a love song, it is a cry for help, for the world to stop and listen, and understand that if we do not ensure that wild land stays wild, it will be lost forever. To that end, the Saving the Wild Bee Keeping project launched in 2020, with the first harvest in June 2021, creating jobs that work in harmony with nature.