SHANKAR, PREN STATEMENT 2022

Members of the Pro Elephant Network in Support of the 2022 Statement for Shankar

Owais Awan Advocate High Court, Islamabad


Dr Brett Bard Veterinarian, South Africa


Janey Clegg Committee Member, SPCA Mutare, Zimbabwe


Professor David Bilchitz Director, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public and Human Rights and International Law – South Africa

Megan Carr Founder, Rhinos in Africa

Lenin Chisaira Founder, Advocates 4 Earth – Green Law Connect, Zimbabwe

Dr Betsy Coville Exotic / Wildlife Animal Veterinaria

Dr Harvey Croze DPhil (Oxon) Collaborating Researcher – Amboseli Trust for Elephants – Kenya

Nomusa Dube Founder, Zimbabwe Elephant Foundation

David Ebert Advocate, Founder Director of The Animal Defense Partnership – USA

Stefania Falcon Co-Founder, Future 4 Wildlife – South Africa

Daniela Freyer Co-Founder, Pro Wildlife, Germany

Michele Franko Captive Elephant Caregiver and Advocate – USA

Chief Stephen Fritz Indigenous Leader, South Peninsula Khoi Council – South Africa

Dr Toni Frohoff Ethologist and Behavioral Biologist, Founder of TerraMar Research Environmental

Dr Ross Harvey Economist, Botswana


Heike Henderson-Altenstein Director, Future for Elephants e.V.

Alok Hisarwala Gupta Lawyer, Centre for Research on Animal Rights, India


Iris Ho Head of Policy – Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA)


Peter Hodgskin Founder, Hands-Off Fernkloof, South Africa


Sangita Iyer Founder Voice for Asian Elephants Society, Nat Geo Explorer and Wildlife Filmmaker

David Kabambo Founder Director of Peace for Conservation – Wildlife Management, Tanzania


Dr Paula Kahumbu WildlifeDirect, Kenya

Professor Mohan Kharel Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Jim Karani Advocate, Lawyers for Animal Protection in Africa, Kenya


Dr Winnie Kiiru Founder, Conservation Kenya


Brigitte Kornetzky President and Founder of Elefanten in Not – Switzerland / India

Professor Bob Jacobs Neuroscience Researcher, Colorado College, USA

Lynne James Independent, Elephant Conservation, Zimbabwe


Kahindi Lekalhaile Africa Network for Animal Welfare, Kenya

Dr Smaragda Louw Director, Ban Animal Trading, South Africa

Giorgio Lombardi Warden Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

Linda Masudze Advocate 4 Earth, Zimbabwe

Varda Mehrotra Co-Founder, Samayu, A Just World – India

Dr Nurzhafarina Binti Othman Founder: Seratu Aatai, Elephant Conservation and Research Coordinator at HUTAN-KOCP – Malaysia

Sharon Pincott Elephant Behavioural Specialist, ex-Hwange, Zimbabwe

Michele Pickover Executive Director EMS Foundation

Bharati Ramachandran CEO of the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations – India

Ian Redmond OBE Founder, African Ele-Fund and Elefriends Campaign, Chairman of Ape Alliance and Co-founder of Rebalance Earth

Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach Veterinarian, Head of Wildlife Research and Animal Welfare, World Animal Protection International

Dr DJ Schubert Wildlife Biologist, Animal Welfare Institute, USA


Dr Liz Tyson Animal Welfare Law, Programs Director, Born Free, USA


Antoinette Van de Water Director, Bring the Elephant Home, South Africa

Vasanthi Vadi Trustee of the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations – India Rhodes University, South Africa

Prof Dan Wylie Rhodes University, South Africa

Image Credit: Nikita Dhawan

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