Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM), a member of the Safal Group, is partnering with the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) to conduct the Magical Kenya Tembo Naming Festival at Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli National Park. The park is home to approximately 3,000 elephants from Kenya‘s total population of more than 34,000.
The Magical Kenya Tembo Naming Festival is a KWS initiative that works to protect elephants in Kenya. The aim of the festival is to secure a future for elephants and their habitats in peaceful coexistence with humans and at the same time to create prosperity. The festival hopes to raise awareness of elephant conservation and tourism in Kenya.
With continued support and the most recent donation from Ksh. 500,000 to KWS through the CS Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala, MRM adopted a baby elephant and named it Safal, which means successful. It is to be hoped that the protection of elephants will continue to be successful for future generations.
During the naming ceremony, Manish Mehra, the MRM executive director, called on conservationists, corporations, government agencies and individuals to actively participate in conservation efforts.
This partnership follows the latest Safal Group’s photo competition. This year’s competition, dubbed the Safal Eye, focuses on African landscapes.
The Safal Eye in the Wild competition started in September and runs until the end of October 2021. With via Ksh. 600,000 cash prizes and gifts are up for grabs, and African-resident professionals and amateur photographers are encouraged to participate.
“As an organization, nature conservation is still very important to us and it is an absolute honor to adopt and name one of the baby elephants here today, as we are committed to protecting elephants. We will continue to support efforts to protect wildlife and the environment as a whole. Our communities are our home and the longer we keep them, the longer we have a place to call home, ”said Mr. Mehra during the naming ceremony at Ol Tukai Lodge in Amboseli National Park.