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t0dd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 12:34 AM
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David Sheldrick Wildlfe Trust Elephant Oprhans Project
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department. David died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on.

Since its inception, the Trust has remained true to his principles and ideals, its modus of operation overseen by 6 competent and well versed Trustees assisted by an Advisory Committee of practical Naturalists with a lifetime experience of wildlife, local environmental conditions and the history of conservation in this country. In 2004 the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust attained US Charitable status enhancing its corporate funding capability under the guidance of the U.S. based Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, all whom work on a voluntary basis. On 9th June 2004 it was incorporated as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee in the U.K. and granted charitable status by the Charities Commission, its Charity No. 1103836. A Company Limited by Guarantee retains the overall jurisdiction of the Trusts existing Trustees over the disbursement of funds generated in the U.K.

http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org /



A tiny newborn elephant is orphaned, often its mother and family gunned down to serve the Ivory trade, its life support gone; any survivors fleeing in terror; its fate now suffering and death in hopeless and lonely isolation it cannot understand. For an elephant, the family is all important; its very existence dependent upon its mother's milk for the first two years of life and a life that should span three score years and ten, equivalent to that of man. In a perfect world that elephant life would be filled with fun and joy through the companionship of friends and a close-knit and loving family, whose love is pure and unconditional all the days of its life.



As Christmas approaches why not give a loved one a novel gift by registering them online as a foster parent, and they can then play an important part in the much needed care and dedication that their baby elephant needs.

Give an orphan baby elephant the precious gift of hope this Christmas: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/fostering.asp









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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 01:22 AM
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1. Very cool! Thanks! K&R...
This is a wonderful idea and the little elephants are adorable... :loveya:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-19-09 06:17 AM
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2. Thank you very, very much for this post!!! Video made me cry.
Edited on Thu Nov-19-09 06:24 AM by BrklynLiberal
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