Lupita Nyongrsquo;o is leading a campaign against elephant poaching.
The Oscar-winning actress has returned to Kenya to become a global elephant ambassador for international conservation organisation WildAid, advocating against the slaughter of elephants for their valuable ivory.
The 32-year-old star ndash; whorsquo;s best known for her performance in the Steve McQueen-directed rsquo;12 Years a Slaversquo; ndash; shared: ldquo;I am proud of my Kenyan heritage, and part of that heritage is the incredible wildlife haven that is in our care.
ldquo;I have come to realise that when you know more, you do more. I want to encourage people all over the world to learn more about these incredible animals.rdquo;
Lupita has visited a national park and elephant orphanage in Kenya, describing the experience as ldquo;life-changingrdquo; and has subsequently called on others to support the fight against elephant poaching.
She said: ldquo;From reading a conservation website like WildAid.org to visiting one of the many, unforgettable, world-class national parks. I ask the world to end the current elephant poaching crisis by being lsquo;Ivory Free.rsquo;
ldquo;It is time to ban sales of ivory worldwide and to consign the tragedy of the ivory trade to history.rdquo;