Happy Friday people!
Today marks the 4th World Wildlife Day, a time to celebrate and raise awareness about plants and animals around the world. The United Nations General Assembly designated March 3 as World Wildlife Day in 2013.
This year’s theme is “Listen to the Young Voices.” World Wildlife Day in 2017 is centered on encouraging young people around the world to get involved with threats to wildlife, including habitat loss, exploitation and illegal trafficking.
This year I would like to do my part by encouraging you to support one of my favorite Wildlife projects.
“The David Shieldrick Wildlife Trust” is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa´s Wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and Black Rhino. This organization is today the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
So far they have saved over 150 orphaned infant calves of elephants and Rhino and now also one hippo. (the most adorable thing I´ve ever seen) and they all ultimately goes back to wild terms when grown.
As a proud “foster-parent” of two baby elephants and one hippo from this project, Luggard, Malima & Humpty, I receive a foster certificate, monthly updates, a foster account, pictures and more. It´s incredible to see how this majestic animals, that otherwise would have died, are growing and prepares to ultimately go back to the wild when they are ready.
I encourage you to go to Sheldrickwildlifetrust.org to read more about this impressive project. Please donate or become a foster yourself, or give it as a present to someone you love.
I can´t wait to go visit Luggard, Manila, Humpty and all the others in Kenya in the future. ♥ Here you can read my post from last years WWD.
Happy World Wildlife Day everyone!
With Purpose & Pepper