Marla Rinck wrote -My name is Marla Rinck and I am a student, attending grade 10 at Mulgrave School in Vancouver, Canada. Having been fortunate enough to spend numerous family holidays in Africa and with the Elephant being my favourite animal, I felt compelled to get actively involved in the protection of this amazing & graceful mammal. As a result of my desire to make a difference, I have been working on a personal project during the last couple of months, which aims to raise awareness around the poaching of elephants, and at the same time raises funds for Endangered Elephants in Africa. This project consists of multiple fundraising events and various presentations, which I will deliver and which are targeted towards my entire school body, as well as our faculty and our parent community. The presentations touch on all challenges facing the elephant population today, including the sad ongoing issue of global ivory consumption, and the fundraisers aim to raise in excess of $1,000.- Canadian Dollars in profits. In addition to the fundraisers and events, which I will be hosting at school, I am also in the process of setting up my own Non-profit organization. This organization is called "Operation Tembo," and aims to raise awareness about Endangered Elephants, and funds for various different elephant conservations & programs in Africa. Please stop the Big Five from becoming the Big Four, and give our future generations the same opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of our Elephants in their natural habitats.