SWT Annual Newsletter - 2023

Published on the 15th of April, 2024

Our 2023 Annual Newsletter charts a year's worth of field-level impact. Within its pages, find dozens of never-before-seen photographs, detailed updates about each of our field initiatives, and inspiring stories from the frontlines of conservation — all of which are made possible through the support of donors like you.

An excerpt from the forward by Angela Sheldrick, CEO of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust:

2023 was a year of polarities. As the year began, we were still grappling with a devastating, country-wide drought. Everywhere, everything revolved around the parched earth and all its consequences. There were rumblings of El Niño bringing relief, but we hardly dared hope.

However, as we are reminded time and again, nature gives and nature takes. The October rains began modestly, but by the end of the year, we had been blessed with once-in-a-lifetime rains. I have spent most of my life in Tsavo, and I have never seen it like this. The vast landscape — which, for the better part of two years, was bone dry as far as the eye could see — has burst into a jungle of vegetation.

This was the ultimate balm for Kenya’s beleaguered denizens. After years of struggle, elephants and other wildlife finally had a surplus of food. They took full advantage of the benevolent times: On patrols, our pilots sighted a record number of mating elephants below. In two years’ time, we can expect another baby boom.

Read Angela's full Overview for 2023 in the newsletter.

A commemorative print edition of the 2023 Annual Newsletter is now available to purchase in our Online Shops. Spanning 156 pages of stunning photographs and stories from the field, this keepsake publication is a must-have for any SWT supporter, showcasing how your donation dollars are put to work.

If you're ordering globally, excluding North America, purchase here.

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