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Save the Asian Elephant

Organized by: Susan Sarandon

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THE STORY:

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The wild Elephants of Asia are being kidnapped, killed, and deprived of their habitat at such an alarming rate that experts believe they will be extinct in less than 15 years. Yet unlike their African cousins, Asian elephants have received little media attention, and their plight is largely unknown. These extraordinary animals have few champions, and without our immediate help their extinction looks certain.

However, over the past years one exceptional man fought to save the elephants of Asia, and he discovered a remarkably effective way to do it. Legendary adventurer, Mark Shand, identified the ancient pathways relied upon by generations of elephants and saw how these once remote areas have been threatened by human development. He established the Elephant Family charity, working to preserve and reinstate elephant corridors for future generations of elephants and wildlife. The charity works to relocate families who have settled in these areas to newly formed villages several miles away from elephant migratory paths and turn the elephant corridors into protected wildlife parks.  

But Mark Shand’s sudden death in April 2014 tragically cut short his life’s work. In March 2015, ‘Travels to My Elephant’ was launched in Mark’s honour by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Inspired by Mark’s travels and his great sense of fun, this epic auto rickshaw race will continue his life’s work by raising funds for Elephant Family. This November 2015, some of Mark’s family and friends will set out across central India, in the hopes to raise the $1 million needed to protect the Asaam corridor critical to the survival of 6,500 wild elephants. One of the largest strongholds of wild elephants in Asia.

As part of the adventure, each team in the race aims to raise a minimum of $20,000. Every penny raised goes directly to protecting habitats of the wild elephants, and thereby also preserving these forests for all the other animals who inhabit them including the endangered Tiger and Orangutan. To learn more about Elephant Family Click Here.

Thank you very much for your essential donation. 

 

Adam and Susan

 

$9,155

 

46% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Organized by

Susan Sarandon

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The Team: $9,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Susan Sarandon

Amount Raised

$9,005

 

45% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Ann Marie Starr

Amount Raised

$150

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Tamika Paul

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Randall Batinkoff

Randall Batinkoff

Where great cause! Good luck to you and Adam and everyone involved! 3 years ago

Ann Marie Starr

Ann Marie Starr

3 years ago

Allison Marks

Allison Marks

3 years ago

Gregory

Gregory

3 years ago

Daisy Prince

Daisy Prince

3 years ago

Simone Haggiag

Simone Haggiag

travel safe, enjoy the adventure, help save these magical creatures from the planet's most dangerous animal 3 years ago

Nathaniel Canter

Nathaniel Canter

Regards to Ganesh! 3 years ago

Katharine & Michael

Katharine & Michael

We're with you all the way, Adam - have a great race! We can't imagine a world without elephants.... 3 years ago

Manbearpig

Manbearpig

Vie con dios 3 years ago

claudia woloshin

claudia woloshin

3 years ago

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