by helping the people
Our gallery gives you an impression of our work and activities of the last few years since 2013.
Starting with Asia, where we work since 2013 and going on with Africa, where we are on the way to become active, it shows photos of our work in
Thailand and Cambodia between 2013 and 2016 and of future ideas for East Africa.
Asia 2013 - 2016:
In 2013 we founded the Wild Land - Wild Spirit Foundation, "Wild Cats, Elephants and People" is our main project.
To make first steps into elephant conservation, founder Klaus Berger worked as a volunteer for some weeks for the Save Elephant Foundation of Sangduen "Lek" Chailert in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
Forests, forest destruction, conservation, reforestation in Cambodia
In 2015 and 2016 we worked on a project in Cambodia and opened our office in Siem Reap. Goal was to get an impact on the terrible deforestation situation in Cambodia, help local communities and try to do s.th. for the few remaining elephants.
Some photos of the situation there and about our work.
Tempel, daily life and poverty in Cambodia
Links to two films about the terrible forest destruction and the situation of the local people living in the forest regions of
The situation of elephants in Cambodia is realy bad. Only a few houndreds survived in the wild. Some projects doing good work to save what is left and help domestic elephants in captivity. We visited some of these projects and looked for possibilities to support or volunteer.
Big Cats Conservation in Southeast Asia
Many projects in Southeast Asia and specially in Thailand name themselves "Tiger conservation". Indeed they are not more then business, abusing these magnificent big cats for making money. After visiting two of them, we had seen enough, for us it´s simply animal cruelty.
So our request to people is not to visit these kind of projects!
Our Big Cats conservation work in Asia is limited to supporting organizations like Panthera, one of the best Big Cats conservation organizations we know.
Working with Green Technologies in Asia and in Africa
We are working with "Green Technologies" like water filters, solar cookers and other sustainable technologies since some years in Germany and Cambodia and will introduce them in our village projects in Kenya in the future.
Additional we are introducing to Food Forest techniques like planting of Moringa, Neem Trees and others.
Some pictures from our work in Cambodia.
Developing a low cost Biosand-Waterfilter to be used in drought areas.
The main goal is to develop models for reducing human-/ wildlife conflicts, education and improve the life situation of the people in conflict areas. To get an impression of the different regions, we needed to visit these areas.
Walking for a few hours with Jim Justus Nyamu from the Elephant Neighbours Center on his march from Nairobi to Marsabit in Northern Kenya. This march of 617 km is only a part of a much longer march of more then 3000 km through Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to sensitize people about a peaceful co-existence of elephants and people.
Tsavo National Park, Kenya:
Visiting "Elephants and Bees"
a project of the Save the Elephants Foundation close to Tsavo East Nationalpark, Kenya.
For more infos about the project watch a film: https://youtu.be/s7_9v1RYNeg
Meru National Park, Northern Kenya
Adopting two elephant orphans at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphans Project
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is running the best orphans project for young elephants all over Africa. Many young elephant calfs are found after their mothers were killed from poachers, dehydrated and close to death and brought to the orphanage.
We adopted the elephant orphan Naseku in 2016 and now little Malkia in 2017.
But no one can explain their work better then they self. https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/
Visiting local communities, first spontaneously activities got started by showing how to build
and install bottle-lamps.
Bottle Lamp project in a village between Mombasa and Shimba Hills National Reserve.
Our Nature-Kids-Group in Bungoma Ndogo Village in Lumakanda region, Kenya.
Starting with only a few kids in January in Valentines village, we meanwhile have around 30 children by our second meeting in April. We watched wildlife films, spent a lot of time outdoors and started planting for a future Food Forest with Bamboo and Moringa.
Showing how to install Bottle-Lamps and planting Moringa trees in a local village near Nakuru, Kenya.
Together with Eileen Waithera from Eileen´s Star Foundation we planted Moringas and showed the locals how to build and install Bottle-Lamps in the village (Subukia near Nakuru).
In the mountain forests and above tree line of Mount Kenya searching for elephants and wild cats.
Looking for the life situation of the local people around the mountain.
Going on with showing how to install the bottle-lamps in a village close to Diani Beach
Daily life in rural Kenya
When we think about Africa, we mostly have pictures of wildlife and beautiful landscapes in our mind. Or we think about extreme situations like droughts and hunger catastrophes.
Here some pictures of the normal daily life in rural areas in Kenya.
Films about people, who realy inspired us in our work and goals: