Veronica, Angie, Bo, Michael wrote -
***Anyone who makes a donation from Dec. 1 - 15 will be entered to win two (2) elephant prints, signed, numbered, dated by illustrator & designer Tatiana Arocha from the Acopladitos collection. ***
Can you imagine a world without elephants?
By 2025 elephants will be gone forever. They are being brutally slaughtered every day before our eyes for ivory – one every 15 minutes. Families are destroyed, years of knowledge lost, and sometimes, babies are left behind.
The “lucky ones” may reach The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery in Nairobi where they will be welcomed by a new family of other orphans and keepers. They will be loved, cared for and, one day, returned to the wild. The DSWT is best known for their nursery, but they are also on the ground fighting everyday against poachers and ivory trafficking. Besides running the nursery, they mobilize anti-poaching and de-snaring teams, operate mobile vet units, and facilitate local and global outreach. Every dollar raised here will go directly the DSWT team in Kenya.
Poaching is a terrible crime. It is not only decimating elephant populations; it promotes organized crime and de-stabilizes nations as terrorist groups in Africa fund their activities in part by trafficking ivory.
Elephants need our help NOW. Join us in putting an end to this crisis.
This holiday season we just want elephants to keep their two front tusks. Please donate any amount possible.
Thank you – Asante Sana. With much gratitude,
Veronica, Michael, Angie and Bo
PS - Thank you to Kristin Davis @KristinDavis for inspiring us to use Crowdrise and video credit to Village Beat.