Elephants of Sumatra
In support of the NGO Vesswic this project is to continue to tell the story of the critically endangered elephants of Sumatra to highlight their critically endangered status and try to prevent these majestic creatures from going extinct in the wild. How the project will work The project will document the captive elephants of Sumatra. By documenting the captive elephants and raising awareness for their plight this will bring focus to the campaigns to help save this species. Travelling on a regular basis to document the latest works of the NGO Vesswic and their current programs to help protect and conserve the elephant species. Captured in video and documentary work Captured in photographs Book publications Stock sales of products
Berdiri Animal Sanctuary
Many wild animals are being displaced from their habitat due to the increasing destruction for plantations such as oil palm. In the province of Bengkulu there is no such animal sanctuary to care and cater for the wild animals that are being displaced until a new home range is found. The project Berdiri Animal Sanctuary will be built to help temporarily home and treat these animals until a new location is found to release them. How the project will work The project will locate the appropriate block of land first and start the process of securing this land fundraising for the build. Consultations with other animal sanctuaries from outside of Indonesia will take place to build the right facilities the first time. As animals are displaced from their forest habitat and brought back to the conservation office of Bengkulu, they can be then moved into the sanctuary in Bengkulu for better temporary care until healthy enough to be relocated back into the wild. The sanctuary will be run off fund raising programs to keep the facilities running as well as host volunteers from all nations to help maintain the sanctuary. Food for the animals will be bought from fund raising. We will also introduce educational programs for the local people to help educate the local Indonesian cultures on the values and importance of conserving the wildlife.
Berdiri Animal Hospital/Clinic
To operate in conjunction with the Berdiri Animal Sanctuary an animal clinic will be built to treat animals brought into the sanctuary or housed at the sanctuary or animals requiring treatment in general that may not reside at the sanctuary. How the project will work The clinic or small hospital will be built on the same grounds as the animal sanctuary and will be there to serve the purpose of animals that come to the sanctuary that require treatment. The clinic will be run of fund raising projects and have a part time vet on stand by all the time.