Recently, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, a fierce wildlife conservationist and right-hand to legendary archaeologist Richard Leakey, wrote an article for All Africa where she stated different things Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta could do to turn things around for elephants.
Many are the speculations about what can be done to solve the problem with poaching and wildlife trade, but - even when there are many ecologists and concerned citizens - it is only when world leaders and politicians take action that solutions can actually work.
Kenyatta has filled his agenda over the last years with different conservation events, such as joining the pan-African Giants Club (that fights against wildlife trade), burning over 10 tons of ivory, or speaking up against poachers.
"Poaching and the destruction of our environment has no future in this country. The responsibility to protect our environment belongs not just to the government but to each and every one of us" said Kenyatta in one occasion.
Well, thanks to organizations, charities and social activism, "every one of us" is slowly realizing the crude reality African wildlife faces, and every day we are fighting a battle for our animal neighbors to survive. But we need the government first. We need its voice in the crowd, its solutions in the media, its actions taken in the field.