My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA, Laguna Hills, CA, USA
SWT is one of my favorite wildlife conservation organizations. Their work in Kenya and the Chyulu Hills/Tsavo ecosystem is unparalleled. I have been donating to SWT for more than two years now. Their dedication not only to the orphan elephants they rescue but also to other orphaned wildlife (kudus, rhinos, dikdiks, warthogs among others) that they give a second chance to is so inspiring. Their work treating injured wildlife even outside the confines of their nurseries/stockades, regular ground and air patrolling for poachers, desnaring, and refilling water sources for wild animals in the dry season is pivotal in keeping Tsavo National Park safe and habitable for wildlife. They employ local Kenyans and give them a financial and emotional stake in the preservation of Kenya’s wildlife.
As far as the donation and fostering experience itself is concerned, they make it very easy to donate and it’s even possible to set up auto-deductions. If you’re in the USA, you can make tax-deductible donations through their US office. They send out regular email newsletters, publish conservation field notes and orphan diaries for foster parents. They have an active social media presence and their informational videos and posts really help laypeople grasp the urgency and severity of the poaching and human-wildlife conflict crisis that is gripping so many wild areas of the world today. I heartily recommend SWT to anyone who is interested in African elephants and wildlife.