R.E.S.C.U.E@r.e.s.c.u.e

Reteti Elephant Sanctuary Community United for #Elephants

http://prizeo.com/elephants

Happy World Giraffe Day! In addition to caring for elephants, Reteti Elephant Sanctuary also cares for orphaned reticulated giraffe (among other animals). Here, Lekupania received a kiss from one of his charges. Each time a new rescue giraffe comes to Sarara, the three giraffe who have been successfully re-wilded return to the sanctuary to welcome the newcomer. They must have some way of communicating and knowing these babies are there?
Photo by @amivitale.
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For pastoralists like the #Samburu, more grass means more food for their cattle—one reason indigenous communities have begun relating to elephants, animals long feared, in a new way. The loss of elephants has a ripple effect on other animals and the people co existing with them. Elephants are the ecosystem’s “engineers” who feed on low brush and bulldoze small trees, promoting growth of grasses, which in turn attract bulk grazers like buffalo, endangered Grevy’s zebras, eland, and oryx, themselves prey for carnivores: lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards.

The Samburu are the force behind Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. We provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. You can support us 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, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit 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. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). 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.
Photo by @amivitale.

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An elephant is so much more than the sum of its parts. Elephants are very social animals and highly sensitive. Elephants can recognize themselves and have a brain structures similar to humans. After a death, elephants show signs of grief and may return year after year to visit the bones of the deceased, touching them with their trunks. In addition to all of this, they also play a vital role in the ecosystem, clearing brush and trees and allowing grasses to flourish, which in turn helps bulk grazers thrive, and above them, apex predators.

These wild elephants were filmed at the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. #Namunyak is home to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. We operate in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
You can help support the sanctuary by making a contribution at prizeo.com/elephants. For a contribution of just $10, you will receive a chance to win a trip to visit us here and another trip to see @davematthewsband in concert. Learn more and contribute by following the link in our profile.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

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Naomi embraces Nadasoit here at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Now that Nadasoit has become big and strong, she is following in the footsteps of the matriarch of the herd. She cares for the littlest, keeping them close to her and comforts those who are mourning or sad. She also teaches those younger than her how to do important things, like find the best brush to eat or how to navigate difficult passages in their daily walks.

Reteti, located in northern Kenya, is 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. We operate in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.

You can help support us and maybe win some incredible prizes yourself. For a contribution of just $10, you will be entered for a chance to win a luxury safari to visit us, a second trip to see @davematthewsband in concert, meet Dave and take home a @rockbridgeguitar, and a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit. Learn more and enter at prizeo.com/elephants (link in profile). Photo by @amivitale

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The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the story about how warriors who once feared elephants have become their protectors. All men working at Reteti were at some point warriors or are currently warriors, It’s a tribal rite of passage that every young man becomes a warrior.

What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.
You can be a part of Reteti and join us in protecting wildlife. You might even win a trip to see us. For $10 contribution in support of Reteti, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip here, another trip to see Dave Matthews in concert and take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit 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. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). 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.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Thank you @glassybaby for believing in our work from the very beginning and supporting us every step of the way. We could not do what we do without you.
Much love and gratitude from the team and the elephants of Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.
Photo by @katie.rowe

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From the field: Shaba and Nadasoit on the browse with Leado carefully keeping watch. One of the most amazing things here has been watching Nadasoit learn from Shaba, our proxy matriarch. Today, you can see Nadasoit comforting and helping the younger orphans, just like Shaba did for her. Thank you to @elephantcooperation for adopting both of these lovely ellies!
Photo by @katie.rowe

@conservationorg @nrt_kenya @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @yachakyerbamate @elephantcooperation @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica


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Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), in northern Kenya is 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 us 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, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit 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. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). 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.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Yes, thank you @yachakyerbamate and @conservationorg. It is people like you who make everything we do possible.
#Repost @conservationorg ・・・
Thank you @yachakyerbamate for supporting Reteti Elephant Sanctuary @r.e.s.c.u.e and their work bridging conservation and local community. #itseverything


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This video makes us smile. Thank you, Dave (@davematthewsband), for loving the Mathews Range (and elephants) as much as we do.
Thank you too for launching your incredible @prizeo fundraiser for us in conjunction with @conservationorg. For a contribution of only $10, you will have the chance to win a trip to see @davematthewsband live in concert and another trip to come see us. (And you'll also get a @nikon D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit and a guitar from @rockbridgeguitars. Learn more and contribute at prizeo.org/elephants (link in profile.) And thank you to @amivitale @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell for being there to capture this fantastic moment.

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Naomi embraces Nadasoit here at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Now that Nadasoit has become big and strong, she is following in the footsteps of the matriarch of the herd. She cares for the littlest, keeping them close to her and comforts those who are mourning or sad. She also teaches those younger than her how to do important things, like find the best brush to eat or how to navigate difficult passages in their daily walks.
Reteti, located in northern Kenya, is proud to be the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. We provide a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. You can support us 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, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit 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.The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
Photo by @amivitale.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Wild elephants make their way through the shrubby landscape of the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. The conservancy surrounds the Mathews Range and serves as a critical wildlife refuge for many species, including giraffe, gerenuk, leopard, African wild dog, impala, greater kudu and many bird species. It is particularly important for elephant as they move seasonally between the Mathews Range and the Mt. Kenya and Ngare Ndare Forest, a route they have been using for decades. According to the most recent census, there are over 7,000 elephants in the region, an increase of 12% over the past 5 years. Reteti is located on the Namunyak Conservancy and these are some of the elephants we hope our orphans will one day be able to rejoin in the wild.

@davematthewsband has launched a fundraising @prizeo in collaboration @conservationorg to help support the work we do. For a contribution of just $10, you could win a trip to see Dave in concert and another trip to see us! Learn more by clicking on the link in our profile.

This film is a collaboration led by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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