In „Elephants in Heaven“ is an exhibition that declares his love of the animals and inhabitants of Africa. Joachim takes us on a very personal journey to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where he documented orphaned elephant children, their guardians, and their daily fight against poachers. His aim is to bring further attention to the plight of elephants and to raise awareness of the cruel impact of poaching these wonderful animals.
The Orphan elephants of „The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust“
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is for many orphan-elephants the only chance to survive. Since 1977 they rescue orphan elephants babies from all over Kenya, many victims of poaching or human-wildlife conflict and raises them until they are no longer milk dependent. So the babies get the chance to return to the wild when they are grown. Since 2009 Joachim Schmeisser supports the DSWT in portraying the orphans and documenting the Trust`s work.