Elephants rescued by Wildlife SOS head to the river

Spectrum backs Wildlife SOS fundraising auction

Wildlife SOS is holding a fundraising auction in a bid to raise thousands of pounds in just 12 days.

The charity is the largest wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and conservation group in India.

Money raised during the auction will help continue its work conserving India’s natural forest and wildlife.

Spectrum Photographic has donated £200 in printing credit to the auction.

Incredible devotion

Spectrum director Hazel Watts visited Wildlife SOS’ sanctuary at Agra during a trip to India.

She felt compelled to support the charity’s wonderful work.

“The charity makes a huge difference to the lives of the bears and elephants it rescues and shows incredible devotion to the animals in its care,” she said.

“We are delighted to offer £200 printing credit as just one of the fabulous auction prizes on offer.”

Rescued bear Durga enjoys playing in the rocks and greens
Durga was rescued from Ramnagara and taken to Wildlife SOS in 2007 © Wildlife SOS

Wildlife SOS

Established in 1995, the charity was set up to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage and wildlife.

Today it has evolved to protect wildlife, conserve habitats, study biodiversity and conduct research.

It also helps create sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those that depend on wildlife for sustenance.

One of its main missions is to eradicate the abusive practice of ‘dancing bears’ in India.

It also has active projects to help elephants, leopards, reptiles and other animals.

The team rescues and cares for orphaned, injured and exploited animals.

Earlier this year, they rescued a seriously abused elephant called Kalpana. You can read more about her story here.

Rescued elephant Kalapana takes a paddle
Kalpana enjoying the water after years of abuse © Wildlife SOS

Auction details

The fundraising auction, which has a target of $75,000 (£57,000) is live until May 10.

To register visit www.biddingforgood.com/wildlifesos and click on ‘register to bid’. Our prize is under the ‘services’ section.

Once you have completed the sign-up form you will receive an email with a link.

Click ‘View All Items’ and start browsing.

To find out more about Wildlife SOS visit www.wildlifesos.org

For more on the charity’s current campaign encouraging tourists not to ride elephants visit www.refusetoride.org

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