1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage

by Wildlife Conservation Trust
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1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage
1000 Hearts for SA's first Elephant Orphanage

Summary

Help us build South Africa's first dedicated Elephant orphanage. Phase 1 of the campaign is to raise USD80 000 (ZAR1 Million). We are looking for 1000 donations of USD80 to reach our target amount.

$22,000
total raised
114
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), has recognised the urgency of building a dedicated elephant orphanage, that will focus solely on the wellbeing & care of the growing numbers of orphaned or displaced elephants in South Africa and surrounding countries. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are adequately equipped to accept further orphans in a controlled environment designed for best practice in elephant care.

Solution

Over the past four years, the WCT has assisted with the funding and support of orphaned elephants at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), who under the guidance of the team at Jabulani, welcomed any orphaned or displaced elephant calves that have needed a place of rehabilitation and care. The new location of the orphanage will place the baby elephants close to a herd of elephants that can provide much-needed security and a possible family structure which is vital to their wellbeing

Long-Term Impact

With rhino poaching becoming more difficult for poachers, they are turning to elephants which are not guarded as rhinos are, and in greater numbers. The elephant poaching statistics are sadly rising with each year that passes. Elephant calves are a lot more complex to raise than a rhino calf, they need a family structure to provide emotional stability. The Jabulani herd can and have proven to accept orphans into their herd, which can provide a stepping stone to a second opportunity at life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​wildlifeconservationtrust.co.za/​
Mopane's journey so far at HESC
The Jabulani Herd's smells Mopane's dung.
Mopane with Jabulani carer Joseph

Organization Information

Wildlife Conservation Trust

Location: Pretoria - South Africa
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Trust_Wildlife
Project Leader:
Adine Roode
Pretoria, South Africa

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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