About Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Based in Kenya, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s mission is to “protect Africa’s wildlife and to preserve habitats for the future of all wild species.” The organization takes a holistic approach to conservation by addressing habitat preservation, protection of wildlife, and education. The organization’s most well-known project is the Orphans’ Project—an elephant and rhino orphan rescue and rehabilitation program—but they also undertake efforts that address poaching, safeguarding the natural environment, aerial surveillance, de-snaring, community awareness, animal welfare issues, and veterinary assistance.
Founded in 1977, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is named for famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Sheldrick, who spent over two decades implementing and managing all wildlife protection initiatives and security operations alongside his wife Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick. After David’s passing, Dame Daphne, a recognized international authority on elephants and the rearing of wild creatures, was granted permission by the Kenyan Government to live in the Nairobi National Park to continue her conservation work. Today, their daughter Angela heads up the foundation, continuing her parents’ important work to create a better future for both wildlife and mankind.
Making Positive Change
In the years since its founding, here’s just a sample of the incredible work Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has accomplished:
A presence at 11 of Kenya’s National Parks
15 mobile de-snaring teams who have removed 159,250+ snares
35 known calves born to orphans released back into the wild
260+ rescued elephants
6,532 wild animals attended to by Mobile Veterinary Units
20,000 km patrolled by aerial teams
Our Partnership with Sheldrick
Between the illegal ivory trade, deforestation, infrastructure, and development, Africa’s wildlife is being pushed to the brink of extinction—but we can all do our part to help. Annually, during the month of August, 10% of the net proceeds from our Double Chocolate + Peanut Butter Chips MacroBar will be donated to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. With each purchase of a Smooth Sanctuary MacroBar, you’re helping make a positive impact on the world and supporting important conservation work.