Changemaker Nomination: Dame Daphne Sheldrick, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you! 

Congratulations to Dame Daphne Sheldrick, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

Here’s what Joan has to say about this fearless individual and organization:

“Dame Sheldrick and the Trust are working tirelessly to save and nurture baby and young elephants and rhinos orphaned by poachers, returning them to the wild, and educating local people and others worldwide about these mammals to save them from extinction. Elephants have been on earth for millions of years, and are a keystone species that contributes enormously to the health of the ecosystem. The Trust is working against time and needs all the help it can get.”

A little more info:

“For over 25 years Kenya-born Daphne Sheldrick lived and worked alongside her husband David, during which time they raised and successfully rehabilitated many wild species. Daphne Sheldrick’s involvement with wildlife has spanned a lifetime, and she is now a recognised International authority on the rearing of wild creatures and is the first person to have perfected the milk formula and necessary husbandry for infant milk-dependent Elephants and Rhinos.

Since the death of her husband, Daphne and her family have lived and worked in the Nairobi National Park, where they have built the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and its pioneering Orphans Project, into the global force for wildlife conservation that is today.”

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