SABA Douglas-Hamilton is a leading elephant conservationist and is touring the UK next month with her acclaimed A Life with Elephants show.

Drawing on the pioneering work of Save the Elephants, Saba will take the audience on a compelling journey through the challenges of ivory poaching and shrinking wildlife habitats to the inspiring solutions offered by high-tech tracking technologies, innovative collaborations and a passionate group of traditional Kenyan women who are helping to defend migration corridors for elephants and other wildlife in a fast changing world.

Bringing her show to The Forum at Barrow on April 15 (7.30pm), Saba will share remarkable tales from her childhood in the Great Rift Valley, highlights from her decade as a BBC wildlife presenter, and the adventure of raising her own children in the wild.

She says that as a child growing up among elephants and watching them interact with one another on a daily basis cemented her love for all wild creatures in a much deeper way: "I found elephants to be endlessly fascinating, partly because they were so much like us but mostly because they were such drama queens. Elephants do everything on a big scale - love, joy, grief, anger, lust - it makes us look rather boring and grey in comparison. Through them I began to learn how everything in nature is interconnected, and how the presence or absence of elephants affects entire ecosystems.

At the same time, Saba will emphasise the role we can play in protecting the natural world: "When I was in my teens, poaching of elephants for ivory began to spiral out of control and I witnessed the slaughter first hand. It was absolutely sickening, and brought home to me how fragile their existence was. That’s when I realised that I would be involved in elephant conservation one way or another my entire life."

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