Last week you might have seen this post we had of Yao in Africa. Since then, he has been keeping very busy bringing attention to the terrible slaughter of elephants and rhinoceros in Africa for their tusks, many of which are used to create ivory jewelry bought by Chinese.
Below is a striking photo of Yao in an “ivory room” of confiscated tusks, showing how bad the problem is. And these are just the tusks that were confiscated.
Below, Yao meets a village elder in the village of Samburu. What an amazing shot.
…and here he meets some children on a dirt basketball court.
There are so many photos and stories on a special blog that WildAid has setup for Yao, I couldn’t possibly cover it all here. But I suggest you check it out as Yao brings more attention to Chinese citizens about the damage being done to Africa’s wildlife — more than any other Chinese citizen could do.
By the way, Yao’s trip is getting attention even among the U.S. press, as seen by this coverage in Yahoo! Sports’ basketball blog. Talk about Yao transcending the sport of basketball!