As part of the Globus family of brands’ Lighthouse Project, we make every effort to conserve and preserve each destination. This means protecting waterways and wildlife while shining a light on organisations that do the same. For October, we would like to shine a light on the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates the most successful orphan elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world, but that’s not all. The Trust works tirelessly to conserve, preserve and protect wildlife. This includes anti-poaching, safe-guarding the natural environment and providing veterinary assistance to in-need animals. The Trust looks to utilise all measures that work to benefit the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife and habitats.
In East Africa, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is regarded as one of the pioneering conversation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection. It was founded in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick in memory of her late husband, David Leslie William Sheldrick. David was a famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, while Daphne is internationally recognised for her dedication and work on rearing wild animals.
Through its work, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully raised 263 elephant orphans, attended to more than 7,000 veterinary needs and has nearly 20 mobile de-snaring teams. Its long-term goal is to utilise effective management and protection of ecosystems and wilderness areas to create safe havens for Kenyan wildlife.
Since it began all those years ago, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has gone from strength to strength in its efforts to tackle the challenges that wildlife face by the increasing human population.