Posted by wlwswp on May 22, 2012
Thank you to all who donated to the families of Ijema, our injured ranger, and Abdi, our ranger who suffered a fatal gunshot wound. We received an outpouring of heartfelt messages from all over the world as well as generous donations that totaled $6781, which has been passed on to both families on your behalf.
Abdi’s family will also benefit from Wildlife Works hiring one of their family members, Ali Adoww, who is currently being trained as a ranger.
Wildlife Works has put Ijema up in a comfortable home in town and is supporting him through his recovery, including the surgeries to repair his shoulder. The titanium shoulder was donated by an Australian doctor and the replacement surgery is scheduled for June of this year. Other good news is that he has regained mobility in his hand and is surrounded by many friends and colleagues.
Ijema has a lot to smile about these days!
Ijema (pictured above) wanted to pass along this message to you,Â “Thank you all for your support. Poaching is a serious problem and we need to do everything in our power to stop those participating in this harmful activity. Please help us to raise awareness around the world.”
Ijema catching up with Head Ranger Eric.
Posted by wlwswp on May 21, 2012
For the first time in our 14 year history, we have brought our screen printing in-house with its own dedicated building at our Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project. It currently employs 4 local Kenyans with full benefits.
Peter, our master ink mixer.
Hand washing the screens.
Creative Director Joyce Hu.
Handmade wooden screens.
Our screen printing team: Peter, Alain, Brown, Michael.
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About Wildlife Works Carbon:
Wildlife Works is the world’s leading REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), project development and management company with an effective approach to applying innovative market based solutions to the conservation of biodiversity. REDD+ was originated by the United Nations (UN) to help stop the destruction of the world’s forests.
Over a 15 year history Wildlife Works established a successful model that uses the emerging marketplace for REDD+ Carbon Offsets to protect threatened forests, wildlife, and communities.
The company helps local landowners in the developing world monetize their forest and biodiversity assets whether they are governments, communities, ownership groups, or private individuals.