We are so excited to integrate a philanthropic side to our business and will be supporting a number of global animal welfare initiatives throughout 2018. Our first project is very special to us as we were able to visit this organization on our trip to Kenya last summer. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is located in Nairobi, Kenya and they do wonderful work for orphaned elephants and rhinos in Africa. Their mission statement is;
“A lifetime dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa’s Wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and Black Rhino.”
The most notable part of this organization is their orphan project;
“At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horns, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought. To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care.”
The young elephants we observed while here were so happy, well taken care of, and unfortunately there were far more orphaned elephants there than you would hope to see. We have created a new design for this spring titled “Welcome Little One” featuring elephants we encountered throughout our adventure through Eastern and Southern Africa. We will be donating 20% of profits from this card through our website or sold in person at markets to adopting an orphaned baby elephant through this wonderful organization. If you would like more information please head over to their website.
Please note that we are not affiliated with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust whatsoever, it is just an organization we love.