Gardeners of Eden + my pledge to DSWT

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Tonight, Gardeners of Eden (2014), produced by Kristin Davis (Sex and the City), premieres on Pivot TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Described as a gripping story of Kenya’s struggle to combat elephant poaching, Davis’s documentary features The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Visit Pivot TV’s Gardeners of Eden page

Gardeners of Eden 2As a supporter of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and as a vocal proponent for elephant conservation, I find it fitting to make a public pledge. In addition to this post, I will be donating 25% of my earnings (plus an additional amount) in honor of Rorogoi, the orphan I’m presently fostering through the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Fostering Program.

I’m asking you to join me for the premiere – and to help make a difference in the lives of these majestic creatures that have already endured so much. As Dame Daphne Sheldrick says to close her memoir:

It has been the elephants themselves, who by example have demonstrated how to cope with adversity – to mourn and grieve, as one must, but then to turn the page and focus on giving to the living. They, who have suffered so much at the hands of humans, never lose the ability to forgive, even though, being elephants, the will never be able to forget. (p. 322)

Help me give to the living. Here’s how:

  1. Watch the trailer below – and tune into the premiere tonight on Pivot TV.
  2. Consider becoming involved in the efforts of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (visit the site to explore and learn more).
  3. Foster an orphan ($50 US/year minimum)
  4. Use your voice for elephants; sign the Blood Ivory petition (through CITES).

Thank you. Please watch the Gardeners of Eden trailer now: