In Africa’s wilderness, over 55 wild elephants are killed every day. To raise awareness about the poaching crisis, ITAB support Wildhood Foundation
Wildhood Foundation works actively against the poaching and illegal trade. “We want to stop this before it is too late” says Filippa Tarras-Wahlberg, Founder and CEO of Wildhood Foundation. All donations to Wildhood goes to educate and hire female park rangers in Zimbabwe.
Do you want to join our mission to protect elephants in the wild? Show your support and make a donation to Wildhood Foundation
The 55 elephants installation, which was last year successfully exhibited in Stockholm, and this year at EuroShop, aims at raising awareness of the extent to which poaching is going on. Wildhood's 55 elephants represents the number of elephants that are being killed every day for the illegal wildlife trade. To represent a real herd, the elephants are built in life size. They are made of FSC-certified plywood in an environmentally friendly, energy effective and sustainable production in ITAB's factory i Nässjö, Sweden.
The cooperation between ITAB and Wildhood started when we first met Filippa Tarras-Wahlberg, founder of Wildhood Foundation. She told us about their work in Africa’s wilderness to stop the poaching and illegal trade, by using female anti-poaching unit, air patrols and dog patrols. Touched by her story, we realized that we actually could make a change together, before it is too late. As Filippa says “I don’t want to be responsible for a future, where these animals aren’t a part of our world”.