During the year we organize and promote several events to fundraise and bring awareness to the plight of the Bornean elephants.
CLUB VIVANOVA 7TH EDITION LUXURY LIFESTYLE CHARITY GALA
Saturday 13th November 2021 – 7pm
Fairmont Monte Carlo – Salle d’Or Ballroom
featuring High On Heels – the Ultimate in Live Entertainment
2nd Annual Enchanted Forest Fundraiser Event – Monaco, 2021
1st Annual Enchanted Forest Fundraiser Event – Monaco, 2019
Animal Day – Monaco, 2018
ACPA Conference – Hollywood California, 2018
International Philanthropy Summit – Monaco, 2018
Conservation Conference – Kota Kinabalu Borneo, 2017
- International Elephant Foundation Web Conference
Link between pesticides in palm oil plantations and elephant poisonings
- Site inspection to Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES) to design new orphaned baby elephant paddocks.
- New Supporting Partnership with GLAM Yachting – Monte Carlo, Monaco
- New Partnership with Global Environment Media (GEM-tv)
- Enchanted Forest Charity Lunch – Fairmont Hotel , Monte Carlo, Monaco
Organized by Club Vivanova with guest speaker Christian Moore from GEM-tv
- 2020 Trip to Borneo was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions
- Riviera Radio Interview with BWP Team Member Marcel Peters to Promote Sponsorship
- Introduction Tour of Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (leader in elephant rescue) – Nairobi, Africa
BWP went to the facility to learn and discuss strategies for successful orphaned elephant care, behavioral stress, rescue, rehabilitation, enrichment, release and baby food formula recipes for healthy and sick baby elephants.
- Collaboration with Asian Elephant Support (AES) – USA
AES generously issued a Grant for our Lok Kawi baby elephant paddock project
- BWP Team Attends International Elephant Conference (IEF) – South Africa
- Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES) Advises Personnel of Proper Elephant Care and Training – Sabah Borneo
- Travel with Team Members Marcel Peters and Doug Cowx – Sabah Borneo
New collaboration with Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (LKWP) and design for buildout of better enclosures to release 3 elephants from chains due to lack of structures and allow entire captive group to rotate to outside yard.
- Interview with Bob Lee, Elephant Expert and Curator at the Oregon Zoo – Portland, Oregon
Bob Lee has cared for Chendra, the only Bornean elephant in North America, since her rescue and relocation to America. The Oregon Zoo is renowned for having the most updated enrichment and breeding program as well as the largest state of the art elephant enclosure. A full tour was conducted with elephant foot care and behavioral enrichment demonstrations.
- Launched French BWP Charity Association – France
- BWP Presentation and Fundraiser with Rachel Bradley – Chamonix, France
- Launch of private donors expedition
June 2018 – Launch of New expedition. This trip is perfect for interested private parties wanting to know more about Borneo, its wildlife and ways they can contribute to BWP projects & conservation missions. This was created by BORNEO Conservation Trust and BORNEO Wildlife Preservation with the focus around children, education and species extinction, and re-planting degrade areas of the rainforest. Each guest on our tour will aid the survival of the endangered Bornean Elehttps://youtu.be/w_kDAkojLp0phants while having the most memorable experience to last a lifetime.
- Presentation for Monaco Philanthropy Summit
Panel Speaker at “International Philanthropy Summit” this event assembled distinguished philanthropists to review the philanthropic action. It recognizes the diversity of talent, ideas and excellence across the world of philanthropy and drives public attention to social responsibility of wealthy individuals and luxury brands. The event was created to give thought-provoking programming and invaluable networking. The primary goal of the event was to share philanthropic experience and shape some sort of global philanthropic agenda.
Our discussion was based on the need for philanthropy in Sabah, Borneo as worldwide with species extinction programs.
- Student Sponsorship Program – Sukau, Kinabatangan River
Implemented for students from Kota Kinabalu to visit the rainforest and habitat of the Bornean Elephants
- Adventure Tour and Luxury Tour of Sabah, Borneo
With student mentor from Paris, France and donors from Los Angeles, California
- Fundraising Initiatives: Project promotions, GoFundMe, Social media campaigns, Grant writing and Sponsorship seeking
- BWP Presentation for ACPA Conference – Hollywood California
- BBQ & Slackline Masterclass Charity Event – Chamonix, France
- Animal Day – Monte Carlo, Monaco
Educational booth and presentation organized by Stars N Bars
- Wildlife Conference – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo
With Danau Girang Field Centre and local experts
- International Student Mentorship Project – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo
Collaboration with local school (SMK Taman Tun Faud) for International student Mentorship Project focused on wildlife education and sustainable ideas for the local rainforests and species preservation
- Project Site Inspections – Sandakan & Sukau, Sabah Borneo
Site inspections of tree planting project sites, oil palm plantations, the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary (BES) & land survey of purchase sites
- New Local Partnership MOU Signing – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo
Borneo Conservation Trust and Director of Sabah Wildlife Department Augustine Tuuga
- START-UP INITIATIVES
- On location in Borneo: Sabah, Malaysia and Kalimantan, Indonesia
Start-up of BWP working with various indigenous animals including, Sun Bears, Proboscis monkeys, orangutans and Bornean elephants. This work involved care, feeding and behavioral enrichment to rescued animals in human care, new enclosures, fund raising and involvement with various local projects including student wildlife education, animal surveys and tree planting activities.