“A world without elephants is hard to comprehend but it is a real possibility…Elephants have walked the earth for 50 million years but against a sub-machine gun or poacher armed with a spear, they stand little chance.”
-Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick
Published on Oct 6, 2013
From the front lines, this film tells the ongoing story of the elephant poaching crisis in Kenya through the heroic work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, based in Nairobi.
The piece features Dame Daphne Sheldrick - a pioneer of elephant-human relationship with over 50 years of rescuing elephants orphaned by poaching and rehabilitating them to go back to the wild. We also hear from Julius, an elephant keeper at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nursery in Nairobi and Nick Trent, the Anti-Poaching pilot operating in Kenya's massive Tsavo National Park.
At the current rate elephant poaching, with an estimated 1 elephant killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, could see the end of wild elephants in Africa by 2025.
The time to act is now - and there is so much we can do. Begin by getting involved here: iworry.org. A campaign of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), iWorry organised marches around the world in solidarity with the elephants on 04 October 2013 and is calling for a complete ban on international and domestic ivory sales.
To learn more about the orphan rehabilitation process and the Anti-Poaching efforts of the DSWT, go to www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org