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 DSWT NBC News Special reported by Chelsea Clinton - 8/16/2012
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Chelsea Clinton, NBC News Special Correspondent and daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, made a very special visit to the Nairobi Nursery during the month of July, interviewing Dame Daphne Sheldrick about the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the intricate process of reintegrating orphaned infant elephants back into the wild.
Chelsea and the NBC crew were motivated to produce this program in order to educate the global public and increase awareness of the threatening levels of ivory poaching across East Africa whilst promoting the organisations which exist to combat these issues on the frontline.
Chelsea, along with an NBC film crew, spent several days with the DSWT, joining the orphaned elephants and their human Keepers in Tsavo East National Park, filming the daily activities taking place, which work to rehabilitate these remarkable orphans back into the wild elephant herds of Tsavo for a second chance at a natural wild life.
During the NBC's time with the Trust they were also able to document a live elephant rescue. Chelsea and the film crew followed the rescue of the calf, subsequently named 'Bomani', which was successfully captured by the DSWT rescue team and airlifted to the Nairobi Nursery.
The NBC captured some beautiful, sometimes sad, yet heartwarming footage of the work of the DSWT, whilst reporting on the plight of the African elephant and the brutal facts of the illegal ivory trade.
On the 15th August NBC Night News showed the first of two short programs, the second installment can be viewed on the 16th August. Both programs will be posted to the NBC website for all to view in addition to special web-only footage.
Here you can watch two short clips and learn more about the DSWT, Dame Daphne Sheldrick's lifetime's work and what makes baby elephants so unique.

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