THE Little Trunks Project has big dreams to help the smallest members of one of the world’s largest species.
When Candy Green realised just how much danger the African elephant population was in because of the ivory trade, she decided she needed to do something to try to stop the estimated 100 elephants that were killed daily for their tusks and the orphans that were left behind because of it.
Ms Green will next month bring the cause to Fremantle, holding a fundraiser at the Kidogo Arthouse to raise money and awareness for the cause.
She said funds raised through this Little Trunks Project event would be given to the Game Rangers International’s Elephant Orphanage Project to help a team in Zambia rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants back into the wild.
“I think they appealed to me because they are a small operation with limited funding and I could see they were doing amazing work but as a relatively new organisation they didn’t have much international recognition,” she said.
“Our goal is to raise $10,000 and the money will be used primarily for purchasing supplies for the orphans including milk powder, coconut, whey powder, antibiotics, vitamin C and oats.
“Every single dollar we receive for art will go to charity.”
The fundraising exhibition will include a range of paintings, photographs and sculptures from a number of Australian and international artists.
The Art for Elephants exhibition is at the Kidogo Arthouse from April 27 to May 5.