HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya

by Wildlife Conservation Trust
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya
HERD - In memory of orphaned elephant calf, Fenya

Dear Donars,

This project continued in the loving memory of dear Fenya, who we very sadly lost on Thursday 11 March 2021. Fenya came to HERD on 17 February 2021 after being found entrapped in a poacher’s snare. Devastatingly, she had suffered severe wounds as a result of the snare, as well as extensive internal damage caused by the lengthy amount of time, she had been alone in the bush, unable to properly eat or drink due to the snare around her head.

For the HERD team and our community of supporters and followers, Fenya and her legacy remain cherished and very much a part of our daily lives in everything we do.

We were able to continue keeping Fenya memory alive and continue with spreading the word against snaring.

The project will be closing the end of this month June 2022.

We wish to invite you to continue to follow our journey by supporting any of our other HERD projects below on our HERD GlobalGiving Page.

  1. Raising Khanyisa, Orphan Elephant Snaring Survive                             https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/raising-khanyisa-snaring-survivor/
  2. HERD – Community Development Project                                                  https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/herd-community-project/
  3. Vet Books for Africa                                                                                             https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/project-edit/edit-page-1.html?project.projId=54775
  4. Fishan Brave Elephant who Survived a Fractured Leg                                     https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/project-edit/edit-page-1.html?project.projId=56188

HERD Trust is now a registered PBO, HERD will therefore be moving away from the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), who have been our umbrella since our inception in 2019.

This means that all funding for HERD Trust, for the support and care of the elephant orphans and herd, and our elephant conservation initiatives, will now go directly to HERD.

We invite you to support our new projects and our HERD Trust GlobalGiving Page.

Warm Regards

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Adine addressing the school learners
Adine addressing the school learners

Dear [donor first name],

HERD would like to thank you for your ongoing support towards "In Memory of Orphaned Elephant Calf, Fenya" because of your support for the past 12 months, we were able to continue keeping Fenya memory alive and continued with spreading the word and awareness "Stop Snaring".

With your help this project won "Project of the month" last year which we were very excited about. With winning project of the month, we had to keep the project running for a year. Sadly, the year has come to an end, and we would like to let you know that the project will be closing the end of this month June 2022.

We wish to invite you to continue to follow our journey by supporting any of our other HERD project below on our HERD GlobalGiving Page.

Raising Khanyisa, Orphan Elephant Snaring Survivor  

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/raising-khanyisa-snaring-survivor/

HERD - Community Development Project  

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/herd-community-project/

HERD Trust is now a registered PBO, HERD will therefore be moving away from the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), who have been our umbrella since our inception in 2019.

This means that all funding for HERD Trust, for the support and care of the elephant orphans and herd, and our elephant conservation initiatives, will now go directly to HERD.

This project continued in the loving memory of dear Fenya, who we very sadly lost on Thursday 11 March 2021. Fenya came to HERD on 17 February 2021 after being found entrapped in a poacher's snare. Devastatingly, she had suffered severe wounds as a result of the snare, as well as extensive internal damage caused by the lengthy amount of time, she had been alone in the bush, unable to properly eat or drink due to the snare around her head.

We continue to create awareness around "Stop Snaring "on 27 May HERD and the VetBooks for Africa team partnered together and visited two schools namely Mpisi Primary School and Lumukisa Preparatory School, creating awareness. The initiative brought on by HERD, the Stop Snaring" initiative came to by the visible impact that snaring had on two of the calves that had been brought to the HERD orphanage. First was Khanyisa, our albino elephant and secondly was Fenya, who sadly succumbed to her injuries.

The Stop Snaring campaign sets out to broadcast this extremely negative impact that snaring can have on animals and especially elephant calves. The HERD and VetBooks team wore their Stop Snaring shirts proudly while spreading the word of rabies and elephant conservation to the schools. Another important topic was talking about the value of our wildlife and the potential careers they might hold for the future generation.

This awareness campaign has left us inspired and created a foundation we can now build on in future campaigns within the community.

For the HERD team and our community of supporters and followers, Fenya and her legacy remain cherished and very much a part of our daily lives in everything we do

All proceeds from this project will be used to assist in the operations carried out by HERD.

We invite you to continue support our new project and our HERD Trust GlobalGiving Page

Thank you, once again, for your kind support and for sharing our love of Fenya.

Adine and the HERD team 

Stop Snaring Campaign
Stop Snaring Campaign
VetBooks For Africa together with HERD
VetBooks For Africa together with HERD
Stop Snaring Awareness Talk
Stop Snaring Awareness Talk
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Toad Tree (aka padda boom) in Fenya's memory
Toad Tree (aka padda boom) in Fenya's memory

Dear Friends and Loyal supporter of HERD

It’s been a full year since the passing of dear Fenya.

Fenya sadly succumbed on 11 March 2021, to her horrific wounds caused by poacher’s and the effects of numerous weeks of dehydration and starvation that ensued her entrapment, as it seems she had either been separated or abandoned by her herd. Fenya was brought into our care for rehabilitation in February 2021 with the snare still around her neck, our HERD team and our veterinarian team went above and beyond to try to save Fenya’s life, but her state was simply too severe, and her trauma endured too far along.

We know you too offered her your incredible support and encouragement, without which we would not be able to try and help every elephant orphan in need. Thank you tremendously for your valued assistance and for helping us to keep her memory alive as well as the vital message: #stopsnaring!

Thank you for your continuous support towards this project and in Fenya memory. All funds donated have helped with all the necessary upkeep at HERD, such as maintaining and restoring the land that the Jabulani herd and Khanyisa traverse on. Our Land project is vital in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the reserve in supporting the animals.

We continue to dedicate our community and online efforts to creating awareness around poaching and snaring with our stop Snaring campaigns, as well as our local school community involvements, by visiting our partner, Mpisi Primary School and creating fun activities for the young students with elephant art exercises including the message: Stop Snaring.

Your ongoing support has been incredible, and we are so grateful for all of you, because of you we can look to the future with so much hope and courage in our hearts. Thank you for being a part of our journey at HERD – a journey to become more sustainable and providing care for the herd.

Fenya will always remain in our hearts we will continue to keep her memory alive with spreading her story and continue to the fight against snaring.

A year ago, our team planted a toad tree (aka padda boom), beside the nursery garden at the orphanage.

When a loved one passes away, their memory is what survives, through the impact they had on the lives of others. The padda boom is our reminder of Fenya’ s legacy, the urgent need to end snaring and to help survivors, but also a symbol of that spirit of perseverance and fight that Fenya gave her all to. That our team gave their all to. Each growing leave and branch remind us that Fenya legacy lives on.

Thank you for your ongoing and unwavering support. We are deeply grateful to each single person donating and supporting HERD, and especially, In Memory of Fenya.

Yours in conservation,

Adine and the HERD team

Khanyisa Snaring Survivor
Khanyisa Snaring Survivor
Fenya and Khanyisa
Fenya and Khanyisa
Fenya always in our hearts
Fenya always in our hearts
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Dear Herd Family

We hope you and your family are all doing well.

We are happy to announce that HERD Trust is now a registered PBO! Reference number: 930072153

In addition to this, we have launched HERD Trust – an umbrella encompassing all our growing conservation and community operations – the kind of umbrella that saw albino calf, Khanyisa through her most fragile days at the orphanage. An umbrella of care…

We are excited to branch out into providing more opportunities for the people around us and to combat human-elephant conflict through sustainability, school education programmes, and empowerment projects.

HERD will therefore be moving away from the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), who have been our umbrella since our inception in 2019. We are grateful for the incredible work WCT does for wildlife conservation.

This means that all funding for HERD Trust, for the support and care of the elephant orphans and herd, and our elephant conservation initiatives, will now go directly to HERD.

We have created a new HERD Trust listing on GlobalGiving, where we will continue fundraising projects that you can support.

The first project on our new page is: Raising Khanyisa, Orphan Elephant Snaring Survivor https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/raising-khanyisa-snaring-survivor/

We have two projects that we will continue running on the WCT page:

  1. Baby Albino Elephant Khanyisa’s Fundraiser – to close once the target has been reached
  2. In Memory of Orphaned Elephant Calf Fenya – to remain open until June 2022 which has won project of the month.

We are excited to be embarking on this new chapter with you, our HERD Family, and to be growing our community of elephant custodians.

We invite you to support our new project and our HERD Trust GlobalGiving Page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/raising-khanyisa-snaring-survivor/

Thank you for your continuous support,

Yours in conservation

Adine and the HERD team

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Loving Fenya and Adine at the orphanage stable
Loving Fenya and Adine at the orphanage stable

Dear friends and loyal supporters of HERD

Seven months have passed since the passing of dearest Fenya, the snare victim calf who was rescued and brought into our care for rehabilitation in February 2021, with the snare still around her neck. So much time and urgent work and dedication was put into trying to save her life, by our whole team and wildlife vets. We know you too offered her your incredible support and encouragement, without which we would not be able to try and help every elephant orphan in need. Thank you tremendously for your valued assistance and for helping us to keep her memory alive as well as the vital message: #stopsnaring!

In our last update we shared with you some insight into the significant unplanned cost that came along after Fenya fell ill and following her passing, as she succumbed to the severe emaciation and dehydration caused by the snare. The funds that came in during these few months helped us in an essential way to cushion the high costs of Fenya’s care as well as all the elephants we support and protect at HERD Trust. We are so thankful to all of you and your support.

It was our aim to purchase a tractor with funds raised and name it Fenya, in her memory, to assist with the hard labour involved in supporting the herd. However, with the huge operational costs incurred especially while COVID shook the world and usual financial income streams, we have had to use these funds in assisting with the necessary upkeep, feeding, and healthcare of the Jabulani herd and orphan elephant, Khanyisa, the albino calf who is now thriving thanks to your help, as well as the orphanage maintenance and the cost of having vital around-the-clock carers.

As you know, the running operational costs are significant, as much as we would have loved to purchase the tractor, we have unfortunately not had enough funding to use the funds on both the essential elephant care and a tractor to help us deliver fresh food to the elephants and removed waste and dung from the homestead daily.

These fund have helped with managing and restoring the land that the rescued elephants and orphans traverse, especially during winter as the bush became very dry. Our land management project is vital in ensuring the long term sustainability of the reserve in supporting the animals.

We have approached a possible local funder to possibly sponsor a percentage of the cost for a tractor, but we are still quite a way away to reach our target to be able to buy the tractor.

We have dedicated our community and online communication efforts to creating awareness around poaching and snaring with a Stop Snaring Campaign led by our team of elephant carers. We engaged our local school and community, by visiting our partner, Mpisi Primary School and created fun activities for the young students with elephant art exercises including the message: Stop Snaring. We thoroughly enjoyed and were inspired by these interactions with the school children, with nursery carer, Khensani leading the way as we shared insight with them about taking care of our wildlife. It is our goal to create new wildlife custodians for the future who will spread the message of conservation in their communities and potentially discover new academic and employment opportunities in the world of conservation.

Even though we face some challenges, we are extremely hopeful.

Your continued support has been amazing! It is because of you that we can look to the future with so much hope and courage in our hearts. Thank you for being a part of our journey at HERD – a journey to become more sustainable and providing care for the herd.

Thank you for your ongoing and unwavering support. We are deeply grateful to each single person donating and supporting HERD, and especially, In Memory of Fenya.

Yours in conservation,

Adine and the HERD team

Mpisi Primary School save our elephants project.
Mpisi Primary School save our elephants project.
Khanyisa
Khanyisa
Khanyisa from Snare victim to Survivor
Khanyisa from Snare victim to Survivor
Adine, Tokwe, Lundi, Timisa and Khanyisa
Adine, Tokwe, Lundi, Timisa and Khanyisa

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Wildlife Conservation Trust

Location: Pretoria - South Africa
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Sunel Craythorne
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa

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