Silver – $1000
Adult pygmy elephants are being hunted and poached for ivory or killed because they cause destruction in palm plantations, leaving behind orphan elephants with a minimal chance to survive. Death comes slowly. Baby elephants will not take milk or food from humans. Locals are unable to help or assist.
The only chance for these orphans is that locals call the Wildlife Rescue Unit and they mobilize to rescue and recover these elephants back to Sepilok with 2 vets and 8 keepers to care around the clock for them. The carers teach the orphans how to feed through trust, compassion and patience. The WRU needs assistance to fund raise to purchase powdered milk formula. Currently they are spending $200,000 USD to purchase over-the-shelf local human formula per year.
Deb met with the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu to inspire them to be involved in a local project.
Sharing knowledge to assist the Sabah Wildlife Department in educating it’s members to protect natural habitat, local farms & villages and resolving human/animal Conflicts.
Support Conservation Centres to employ & educate local staff which would create an eco tourist destination.