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RAGES Borneo Elephant - part A

Debbie Mair is representing (RAGES) by providing milk powder to orphan pygmy elephants in Borneo

For the past three years, Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD)’s Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) has been overwhelmed with an alarming increase in the number of orphaned elephants with a total of 16 individuals rescued within a space of only 3 years and in need of care. Debbie Mair from Rotary Hutt City was there when the first 2 orphan elephants were brought into Sepilok. Through Dr Sen Nathan, she has tried to help. One of the major challenges that we face with orphaned elephants is to provide them with milk replacement and the main objective is the establishment of the Non-Governmental organisation (NGO) named Borneo Elephant Conservation Alliance (BECA). Fonterra NZ has provided milk powder so that a full trial can be conducted. Deb returns to Borneo 1/7/16 to collate trial data. It is hoped to sign a deal with Fonterra NZ to supply cost priced milk powder to BECA. Saving $80,000+ per year


Project location
Malaysia
Project dates
Start: 12 June 2016
End:  23 November 2016

✓ This project is complete.
Project category
International, Economic and community development
Funding
club members
Project contacts
Debbie Mair, Plimmerton| (contact)
Ganesh Cherian, Hutt City| (contact)
Partners
Hutt City, New Zealand (Rotary Club)
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Rotary Club)
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PROJECT PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

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    Ganesh Cherian
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    Debbie Mair
    Fonterra Milk Powder Trial
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    Ganesh Cherian
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    Ganesh Cherian
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    Ganesh Cherian
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    Ganesh Cherian
    weekly weigh-in
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    Ganesh Cherian
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    Debbie Mair
    Delivery 23/11/16
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    Ganesh Cherian

IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
40
Hours
Number of volunteers
2
People
Total cash contributions
1,000
USD
Total in-kind contributions
2,000
USD

Tags

Rotary action group RAGESPygmy elephantsEndangered speciesRotary Hutt CitySepilok, Sabahwildlife rescue unit, borneoSabah Wildlife Department