Samburu warriors walk along the ridges of the Mathews Range. This is the birthplace of humanity. The #Samburu have walked this land for time immemorial, sharing the land to the wildlife who have lived there. They have recently renewed their bonds with this wildlife and become their greatest protectors.
The Samburu are the force behind northern Kenya’s Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. You can support this incredible place and the people who protect wildlife. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert and take home Dave's guitar with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person.
Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems).
Photo by @amivitale.
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