In Africa’s wilderness, over 55 wild elephants are killed every day. To raise awareness about the poaching crisis, Wildhood Foundation together with ITAB and EuroShop invite you to a special area at EuroShop to present an installation of 55 life-size elephants in wood.
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 adopt a baby elephant at the fair!
You or your company donate €1500 to Wildhood Foundation for the adoption and Wildhood will let you take one of the 25 elephant babies with you at EuroShop in Düsseldorf. You can donate with swish, paypal and bank transfer or Wildhood can send an invoice. With the adoption follows a receipt and a certificate.
Your donation for the adoption will cover 6 months salary for a female park ranger in the field and the donation will go straight to support Wildhood's work to protect wild protect elephants in the Lower Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe.
The baby elephant come in a take away box and is easily put together. The size is equal to a real baby elephant and measures 1,3 x 1 m. It is made of FSC-certified plywood and weighs about 20 kg.
If you have a stand at the fair, we suggest you put your elephant there to let people know you support a living planet. After the fair, the elephant will be a smart and conscious decoration at your office, in your showroom or in your home.
The 55 elephants installation, which was last year successfully exhibited in Stockholm, 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.
Between February 16 – 20 you will find Wildhood’s 55 Elephants at the EuroShop Retail Fair in Düsseldorf near the south entrance. The sight of this herd is a powerful reminder of what the illegal wildlife trade does to our planet.
The mission with this initiative is to raise awareness and funds to protect wild elephants and their valuable ecosystems for the future generations. To us, every life matters!
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”.