Join our Wild to
Fly program by donating frequent flyer mileage
that you don't plan to use - and enhance our capability to transport
key staff to our projects around the world in our effort to
continue to protect and preserve wildlife.
We graciously accept miles from any airline! Please
call or email us for more information.
There is a new project in Nepal that deserves
our immediate attention! We need to send a member of staff there
to assess the situation and come up with an emergency fundraising
plan. POACHERS ARE ON THE RISE! If you have ANY frequent
that you could donate, please contact our office as soon as
possible. Call 800-WILD-101 or 608-442-3536 for information
on how to donate your mileage.
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This gives you an overview of our year!
Weddings, Birthdays etc.
What are you going to buy for these special occasions?
forget your loved ones on these special days!
Want to buy a unique gift?
Give the gift of love!
By fostering and orphan animal
you will be
helping to provide food, medical attention and
the loving care
that they need, while giving aid to
& Elephant Heaven
1996, an amazing woman named Lek became so moved by the suffering
of elephants she saw, she founded a sanctuary called 'Elephant
Heaven'. Through hard work and sheer determination, she
is now at the forefront of efforts to protect the Asian elephant.
have been used for decades in Thailand for logging and more
recently, tourism. The Thai government pays little regard
to their mistreatment. Beating, injuring and overworking
an elephant is of no concern.
dream is to have enough land to give her elephants more freedom.
She has purchased 150 acres set in a beautiful, peaceful valley,
but the land is divided by plantations. She wants to buy
another 500 acres to link these areas. The land is available,
but the money to buy it is not.
only would your support help Lek to purchase more land for the
elephants, but it would allow Lek to take in more abused and
injured elephants. Your support would also allow Lek to
purchase vital veterinary supplies. She needs shelters
for her staff and volunteers, as well as building supplies for
maintenance. She dreams of creating a hospital for old
and sick elephants.
the Press! More funds needed immediately!
the end of last year, Elephant Heaven was hit by a flash flood.
Unusually heavy rainfall caused the bordering river to burst
its banks and most of the surrounding area, including Elephant
Heaven, was flooded. All the buildings, land and trees
along the riverbank were washed away.
evacuated all the elephants to high ground and safety, but staff
huts were swept away, as was much of the equipment needed to
care for sick and injured elephants.
Lek needs your help today
more than ever. Please support this appeal and allow us
to help Lek repair the flood damage, rebuild Elephant Heaven,
and buy more land and equipment to help save and protect even
Visit Lek at www.thaifocus.com
a donation to Lek and Elephant Heaven, click
Adoption Pack $55
Hope, the Asian Elephant
The project below - Maasai Village - is now completed
Thank you to all who donated!
Maasai Cultural Village
The lion population
of Nairobi National Park in Kenya has drastically decreased
due to conflicts with the Maasai warriors in the Kitengela Conservation
Area resulting from depredation of Maasai livestock. The
Maasai are dependant on their livestock alone, and because of
the lions' predation, 27 of the 40 lions in the park have been
Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund USA's newest
project, in alliance with African Pro-poor Tourism Development
Center, is funding a community project aimed at providing an
incentive to the Maasai community to protect wildlife within
the Kitengela Conservation Area. Through the development
of the Olormakaun Maasai Cultural Village (Olormakaun is a Maasai
word meaning hippo, as the village is located next to Hippo
Point), we hope that this can be possible.
The first phase of the project is complete, including
conservation education, registration of the group as a co-operative
society, selling of land shares to the members (currently 51),
and construction of Maasai huts and goat pens.
The second phase will include construction of 8 more
Maasai huts, construction of the community curio shop, community
lecture hall, bridge and cattle boma, as well as preparation
of camping grounds.
help us raise funds to complete the second phase of the project!
With an adoption of the Maasai village, you can receive an authentic
Maasai bead necklace, bangle or other jewelry made
for you by the Maasai women, along with an adoption certificate
featuring the village and a 6 month update on the progress of
Adoption Pack $55
(Example of authentic Maasai bead necklace)
To make a donation
to Olormakaun Maasai Cultural Village, click
The Aberdare National
Park is one of the most spectacular wildlife areas in East Africa.
It is a mountainous area containing a wealth of species including
the endangered black rhino and many elephants. It is famous
for the Treetops Hotel where Princess Elizabeth was staying
when her father King George VI died and she became Queen 50
There is one major
problem. The land around the park is fertile and intensively
farmed, which is a great attraction to wildlife as an easy source
of food. Elephants, baboons, as well as other species, come
out of the park at night to feed on crops and destroy more than
they eat, so they are shot by the farmers. Many are injured
and retreat to the park to suffer.
solution is to erect an electrified fence powered by solar panels,
and a local charity called Rhino Ark was formed to tackle the
fund raising and the work. 156 Kilometers of fence has already
been erected to the delight of the farmers, but 160 Kilomete4rs
still remain to be done. The fence serves another purpose -
it deters poachers.
recently wooden posts were used and not only are they expensive
but it depletes the forests of Kenya where there is a looming
timber crisis. So Rhino Ark did some lateral thinking and began
to make the posts from plastic waste which helps to relieve
the country of choking plastic pollution. The waste is used
raw without cleaning, fed into a milling machine and then through
the extruder into a mould. The posts are 6 inches thick and
10 feet long. They have several advantages over wood. The electric
wire can be fixed directly to the post without insulation. It
is more difficult for baboons to maneuver over the smooth fence
post as they now do with the wooden posts. The post doesn't
break like the wooden post when leaned on be an elephant. They
bend and spring back again. They are, of course, cheaper.
The machine to make them is old. Rhino Ark bought it second-hand.
A new one costs $37,000. In addition, wire has to be purchased.
Ark came to us for help and we are asking for your support.
is a most worthy project. The fence protects wildlife from poachers,
protects farmland, recycles waste plastic and takes the pressure
help us. Adoption Pack $55
There is still 160 Kilometers of
fencing to erect.
To make a donation
to the Aberdare Fence Project, click
Firstgiving - easy way to donate online or set up your own Fundraising Page to raise funds for Rhino Ark/Rhino Charge
Jokia the Elephant
Jokia the elephant was deliberately blinded
by her owners by being repeatedly hit. When she was pregnant
she gave birth whilst she was forced to work. Her baby rolled
to the foot of the hill and Jokia was unable
to help her baby because she was chained. Her baby died.
After this traumatic experience Jokia refused
to work angering her owners. When she was sold on to new owners
for being stubborn they subsequently shot her in her remaining
good eye leaving her completely blind! She has since been rescued
and has found an elderly elephant friend, Mae Perm
who looks out for her.
Adoption Pack $55
By adopting Jokia you can help to ensure she never
has to endure suffering like that in the future.