|Photo I snapped last Dec at Maasai Mara National Park|
Chantecaille is supporting a cause near and dear to my heart, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department. David died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on.
Having had the honor of visiting this site, I can promise it's a great place to support. Who doesn't want to keep elephant and rhinos alive? What is Kenya or even Africa without those big amazing animals?
Chantecaille says this about their decision:
For Fall 2012 we honor the planet’s largest living land mammals, the Elephants; they symbolize strength, wisdom and intelligence. Sadly, the threat to elephants from ivory poachers is greater than ever with an estimated 38,000 African elephants killed annually – a rate that left unchallenged would see elephants wiped out by 2025.
The L'Elephant Palette is a gorgeous eye compact of four earth inspired colors that look like the soul of Africa. 5% of each purchase will go towards this life giving organization.
Love elephants and want to do more? Visit http://www.chantecaille.com/elephants to learn more about how you can help.