Donated: US$ 23,000
In October 2015 we held a sell-out fund-raising event at the Royal Geographical Society in London to raise money for Save the Elephants. Our special guest and speaker was Saba Douglas-Hamilton, well-known conservationist, award-winning wildlife filmmaker and star of BBC series, This Wild Life.
Our evening at the RGS in 2015 marked the start of a campaign to raise awareness about the work of Save the Elephants.
We were delighted to return to the RGS to support Saba on the final night of her UK speaking tour, A Life with Elephants, on 3rd May 2016. It was an honour to meet Dr Iain Douglas-Hamilton and attend the celebratory drinks in the Map Room to mark his CBE and 50 years in conservation.
Sara travelled to Samburu in Kenya later in 2016 to visit Saba at Elephant Watch Camp, as well as spending time with the STE team at the research centre nearby – a fantastic opportunity to see exactly how the money we raised is used to protect, and learn more about elephants. She was particularly taken with Dr Lucy King’s Elephant & Bees project which helps to protect community land and crops while also protecting elephants.
Sara also visited the Nairobi-based STE team in 2017.
More about Save The Elephants
Save the Elephants was founded by Dr.Iain Douglas-Hamilton, CBE, one of the foremost authorities on African elephants.
Their mission: to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.
STE conduct vital research on elephant behaviour and ecology and have pioneered GPS radio tracking in Africa to provide fresh insight into the life of elephants.
Cutting-edge scientific insight is ammunition in the battle against the current surge in ivory poaching. STE’s Elephant Crisis Fund is supporting the most effective global partners to stop poaching, thwart traffickers and end demand for ivory.
“Thank you for putting on such a special event. All at Save the Elephants are thrilled with our partnership and hope that it continues to bring great things for Kenya’s tourism industry and the elephants. The money has arrived in STE’s account – thank you. I can’t tell you how much this means to us at STE at a time when elephants are in dire need of support.”
International Donor Relations, Save the Elephants
“Love and thanks from all of us for all you do for wildlife.”