The David Sheldrick Wildlife entry in The Charity Film Awards is called "WILD: Saving Africa's Elephants," and elephant lovers have an opportunity to vote for it. Public voting began on the 10th October and will stay open until the 30th November 2016. Shortlisted entries will be announced in December with the final judging to be done by a panel of judges in January 2017. The final announcement of the winners will be made at a gala event in London in March 2017.

Saving Africa's orphaned elephants in Kenya

The David Sheldrick Wildlife trust works with elephants who have been directly affected by poaching for ivory and the wildlife trade. Their Elephant orphanage in Kenya is doing fantastic work, and "WILD: Saving Africa's Elephants" takes viewers on a short journey among the elephants who are so heart-rendingly struggling to cope without their loved ones. Julius, an elephant keeper at the orphanage talks in the film but it is with a deep respect and love for the beautiful animals.

His message is in his eyes, in the eyes of the little orphans he works for. There is coverage from those working to save the animals in the Tsavo National Park in Kenya - a place that has become a battleground for the elephants in the wild.

The video "WILD: Saving Africa's Elephants" can be viewed below

Wildlife entry at Charity Film Awards - David Sheldrick Trust

This movie is heartwarming and heartbreaking, and in so few words, in such a small space, it manages to hit right to the root of the problems relating to the slaughter of the elephants in Africa.

This movie is truly deserving of a vote. The work done by the Trust began back in 1977 when it was founded by the wife of the late David Sheldrick MBE, who was the original Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. Since then the Orphan's Project has become the "heart" of their efforts to protect Kenya's elephants. The elephants do not live in captivity forever and are gradually released back into the wild elephant herds.

Anti-poaching operations for rhinos and elephants

There are other areas of conservation undertaken by the makers of the movie "WILD: Saving Africa's Elephants." The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have other projects on the go. These include their anti-poaching project, maintaining a wildlife monitoring database, and amongst other things, they run an aggressive campaign against the ivory trade.

The Charity Film Awards is a way to help fundraise through the medium of film.

The films encourage donations for good causes and UK registered charities are free to enter their movie for consideration annually.

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