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Review for Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA, Laguna Hills, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I support a number of non-profits (and love them all), but The Sheldrick Trust is particularly noteworthy. They do extraordinary work saving all manner of wildlife, but especially orphaned elephants - a species that requires hands on care round the clock for many years. But I think what makes them outstanding is their understanding that the fate of the elephants (and all of us really) depends on addressing the broader environmental and social issues. This informs their mission, and so their work includes broad community outreach (eg, educating children about the local wildlife, addressing human wildlife conflict with pragmatic solutions) planting trees on a large scale, patrolling the wilds of Tsavo and providing water to all the wildlife in the Tsavo ecosystem, deploying their anti-poaching unit, etc. Just recently, they have been handing out food in their community to people in need due to Covid-19. This web-of-life approach -- that what affects one species affects us all --makes them outstanding in the field of wildlife conservation.

Role:  Donor