Last week, we appealed to you for help in creating life-saving waterholes for the dehydrated animals of Kenya – you can read all about the devastating drought below.
We have made progress but still have not reached our goal of $50,000 (£41,500). The longer it takes to raise the funds, the more animals will die – including desperate juveniles and their dehydrated mothers.
Please help right now!
One of the worst droughts in recent history is obliterating wildlife populations in Kenya. More than 200 elephants and at least a thousand more wild animals have died of thirst during the country’s most severe drought in decades.
Kenya now faces the terrifying prospect of a sixth consecutive dry rain-season.
This is an absolute tragedy!
We need your help!
The severity of the situation is heart-wrenching. The scorching heat is so relentless that animals have no choice but to risk their lives just to quench their thirst, walking for days or weeks across parched landscapes in search of water. It is a cruel reality that many drop dead before they find it. We need to act fast and do everything in our power to provide them with the water they so desperately need.
Elephants, giraffes, wildebeest and endangered Grevy’s zebras are just some of the irreplaceable species dropping dead beside dried-up water holes – sometimes after having traveled for weeks in a futile search for water. Elephants for example can drink up to 63 gallons (240 liters) of water per day – but right now in parts of Kenya, there is not a single drop to be found. Their desiccated carcasses litter the bone-dry landscapes.
It is a crisis of enormous consequence for wildlife, wiping out animals the world cannot afford to lose. We have been helping for a year now and can proudly say our efforts have saved lives, but the drought is getting worse, it’s getting so serious that scientists are worried the land may never be the same. That means we must be there for the animals indefinitely and we need your help to continue saving lives.
Precious wild animals are dropping dead as you read this. Please help us get them water as quickly as we can.
As drought wreaks havoc on biodiversity – depleting food and water sources and leaving the country’s wildlife populations in crisis – our work to mitigate its effects continues.
We have focused our efforts on Turkana County, Kenya’s largest and northernmost county, and one of the worst-hit. Here, our plan is to install boreholes in order to provide a sustainable water supply to the wildlife of the region. While we have delivered water to meet the most urgent needs of the animals, we know that longer-term solutions are needed.
Creating a single borehole is a costly and intensive undertaking. But the reality is that if we don’t help, more and more animals will die.
It costs a staggering $50,000 (£41,500) per borehole, which is simply mind-blowing, but the reality is if we don’t help, the animals will suffer and die, and we can’t let that happen. The world’s wildlife is too important to let it be destroyed. Your donation is really important because the animals need every bit of help they can get.
The rains are long overdue, but experts say climate change makes it unlikely they will come any time soon – which is why elephants, zebras, giraffes and wildebeest urgently need your help right now.
As wildlife numbers dwindle rapidly everywhere in the world, it up to concerned custodians of nature, like us and you, to do everything in our power to help. This drought is a disaster. We are doing everything possible to help the animals, but we need your continued support to reach desperate wildlife in urgent need.
Please donate any amount you possibly can right now. The more we can raise, the more lives we can help save. It is up to us, and the time to help is immediately.