They are a phenomenal organization that rescues, rehabilates and releases animals that need help. They remove snares and provide livelihoods and education for the local population. They are a truly great organization.
Is the Sheldrick Trust legit?
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2004, and donations are tax-deductible.
What does the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust do?
The Sheldrick Trust is a pioneering conservation organisation, dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the preservation of habitats in East Africa.
Where is Sheldrick Wildlife Trust?
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is located in Kenya, East Africa. The Trust’s main base, being the location of our elephant orphanage, often referred to as the Nairobi Nursery, is in Nairobi National Park.
Are donations to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust tax deductible?
Its charitable purposes include the provision of financial and technical support to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). Because the DSWT is a Kenyan charity, U.S. tax laws do not permit U.S. taxpayers to take income tax deductions for contributions to the DSWT.
How much does it cost to adopt an elephant in Kenya?
You can adopt an elephant at the centre for $50 a year. The adoptions make a great gift and help the charity to continue to care for the orphans.
Is Save the Elephants a good charity?
The Elephant Sanctuary’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Is Sheldrick elephant orphanage open?
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Nursery is open daily for visitors only from 11am to 12pm [ 1 hour].
Is there an elephant orphanage in Africa?
Working with the GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP), a non-governmental organization based in Zambia, we helped develop and operate the IFAW-EOP. It’s the first elephant orphanage in Southern Africa and the second on the continent focusing on returning elephants to the wild.
Can you visit an elephant orphanage?
Many facilities that call themselves a sanctuary, park, camp or orphanage are open to visitors who can interact with these elephants for a price – the fee goes towards food, bills, salaries and so on so that the facility can continue to operate.
How do I get to the Sheldrick Trust?
You can tour the grounds and the home. A great option for people with limited time is to book a group tour. Viator offers tours from Nairobi, many of which include a visit to the giraffe center, the Karen Blixen home, and/or the Nairobi National Park.
Is Daphne Sheldrick still alive?
African forest elephants inhabit the dense rain forest of west and central Africa, while African savanna elephants mostly inhabit the wooded savannas and grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa.