- Bill Jordan Wildlife Denfense Fund USA relies mainly on donations
from the general public through direct mail and advertising. We
have a large database of supporters divided into three categories:
The first is our contributers. BJWDF USA mails this list about
every two months for specific appeals.
The second portion of the database consists
of 'foster parents'. This is a scheme whereby the general public
are invited to adopt an animal. BJWDF USA was one of the first
charities to start such a project seeing the need to give something
back to the donor. We currently have elephants, rhinos,
tigers, cheetahs, river dolphins, and a Maasai Cultural
Village on our adoption list.
'foster parent' receives a t-shirt or gift, a certificate with
a color picture of the orphan and an update on their orphan's
progress. We have found this to be very successful way to engender
The third part of the database is our
membership database. We offer 6 membership options.
Membership is for one year and you will receive our newsletter
plus updates on the projects we are involved with.
BJWDF USA has had some success in generating funds from trusts
and foundations in the past:
Barbara Delano Foundation: $50,000 for the Ithumba Project
- building a new security headquarters for the rangers of the
Kenyan Wildlife Service, in Tsavo East National Park, North,
250 miles from the Somali border.
The Plum Foundation: $30,000 Orphan elephant rehabilitation/
The Plum Foundation: $10,000 Tiger conservation/protection
Care for the Wild Kenya $1,500 De-Snaring Project