Forevermark unveils six short films on 'Moving Giants' - a story of how 200 elephants are being moved from South Africa to Mozambique
August 13, 2019: Coinciding with World Elephant Day 2019, Forevermark, the diamond brand from De Beers Group, has unveiled a compelling six-part short film series revealing the epic journey of one of the world’s keystone species, elephants, as they embark on one of the largest and longest translocations ever undertaken in South Africa.
In 2018, De Beers Group announced that it was commencing a major conservation initiative titled Moving Giants that would see around 200 elephants translocated from its Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR) in South Africa to a national park in Mozambique co-managed by NGO Peace Parks Foundation and the Mozambique government. The aim of the initiative, which would take around three years to complete, is to protect and sustain the natural habitat, and the future survival of the animals and plants it supports, at the VLNR, while helping to facilitate the restoration of the elephant population in Mozambique.
The six-part film series tells the moving story of the first 48 elephants and what it takes to translocate these majestic creatures a staggering 1,700km to Zinave National Park. Each episode is told through the eyes and experiences of the varied group of experts, partners and collaborators involved in the project.
In July 2019, De Beers Group announced that it had successfully carried out its second translocation as part of Moving Giants, translocating a further 53 elephants from VLNR in South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique.
To watch all the six films, visit the Forevermark website.