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Elephants on the Edge

Organized by: Janie Chodosh

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THE STORY:

Throughout India they call him the Elephant Doctor, Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma, the
one who gets the call when a rampaging bull elephant is wreaking havoc in a
local community. With the world record for restraining and treating rogue
tuskers, Dr. K.K. Sarma has saved countless elephants and humans and has paved a
path for elephant conservation throughout Asia.

My fund raiser will allow me to write the true story of Dr. Sarma, a conservationist and international leader in
wildlife veterinary medicine. Set in the world biodiversity hotspot of Assasm
India, a remote state on the Bhutan border, the story will blend biography with
social and natural history to tell a unique story of an unsung hero, a story of
conservation, and a story of cultures coming together for a common cause.

Assam is known internationally for its unique biolological resources, is home to nearly
10% of the world's Asian elephant population and 40% of India's remaining
elephants. The survival of elephants in this region is under threat due to rapid
population growth, expansion of agriculture, logging, and other development
activities. Severe habitat descruction leaves little room for elephants to
travel and forage safely along historical migration routes. This has led to an
increase in human-elephant conflicts.

My fund raiser will allow me to spend time in the region learning about the elephants and working with Dr. Sarma. This work
will result in a book for young adult readers that documents the work being done
by Assamese people and what we can do to ensure the elephants' survival.

$676

 

45% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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  • Janie Chodosh

    $10

  • Shelley Mann-Lev

    $36

  • Allison, Ivan and Grace Barnett

    $25

  • Kelli Hardcastle

    $25

  • Sarah Komalam

    $25

  • C.A. Coulter

    $50

  • Gill

    $20

  • Nadine Donovan

    $50

  • Shaw Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Steve Schiff

    $20

  • Christie Green

    $25

  • Charles Benoit

    $15

  • Jillian Brasch

    $100

  • Lynn Matheny

    $25

  • Dianne Carrell

    $25

  • Colleen Kelley

    $50

  • Sharman Leventon

    $25

  • Wendy Volkmann

     

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Organized by

Janie Chodosh

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Wendy Volkmann

Wendy Volkmann

2 years ago

Sharman Leventon

Sharman Leventon

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Colleen Kelley

Colleen Kelley

DONATION: $50

Incredible. I know about this area but not about this 2 years ago

Dianne Carrell

Dianne Carrell

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lynn Matheny

Lynn Matheny

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jillian Brasch

Jillian Brasch

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Charles Benoit

Charles Benoit

DONATION: $15

In honor of the African elephants I saw in Kenya, the Indian elephants I saw in Pakistan and India, and the pink elephants I see Friday night 2 years ago

Christie Green

Christie Green

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Steve Schiff

Steve Schiff

DONATION: $20

Super exciting!! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

What an amazing experience Janie! Good luck! 2 years ago

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