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December 1, 2013 11:48 pm


Saving the Elephants on Instagram

For more photos and videos from inside the elephant sanctuaries, explore the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Elephant Nature Park location pages.

Each year, an estimated 35,000 elephants are lost to poaching. In Africa alone, the elephant population has been reduced to less than half its size in 30 years as poachers seek to harvest their tusks to support illegal ivory trade. If unstopped, this rate could lead to extinction within the next 10 years.

In Nairobi, Kenya, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (@dswt) has established the Orphan’s Project. At their conservation refuge, volunteers take in and raise baby and adolescent elephants that have been orphaned after their parents have been poached. To date, the project has successfully recovered and raised over 150 orphaned elephants and reintroduced them successfully into the wild.

The Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai provides similar refuge for Asian elephants. The organization rescues distressed elephants—elephants who have been abused by handlers or subject to damaging work conditions—and rehabilitates them within their sanctuary. They also stand as an important ecotourism destination where tourists and volunteers can come to interact with and learn about wildlife in responsible, constructive ways.

To learn more about the elephant crisis and how you can help, check out the following organizations:

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"The thought of you with someone else makes me want to rip my eyes out"

My thoughts  (via iwasadaisyfresh)

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11:27 pm

Dear ******,

 I wish I could remember exactly everything I said in the original note I had written. I wrote it out on paper with ink. In my mind that made it more personal and special. All I can remember is the nutshell which is probably best. Basically, I sucks to be me. The other girl. Just a meaningless fuck. Im stupid think it would ever mean anything to you at all. I always knew it was wrong and I feel terrible thinking I went along with it anyway. I feel like a terrible piece of shit. I don’t regret anything however. I enjoyed every moment we spent together. Im gonna miss you. She’s a lucky girl. Good luck with everything. Ill stay away now. 

November 25, 2013 5:48 pm
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August 5, 2013 9:49 pm
Just not enough. 

Just not enough. 

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August 4, 2013 9:00 pm
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July 30, 2013 5:13 pm
"Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail."

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March 24, 2013 8:20 pm
"You think fairy tales are only for girls? Here’s a hint - ask yourself who wrote them. I assure you, it wasn’t just the women. It’s the great male fantasy - all it takes is one dance to know that she’s the one. All it takes is the sound of her song from the tower, or a look at her sleeping face. And right away you know - this is the girl in your head, sleeping or dancing or singing in front of you. Yes, girls want their princes, but boys want their princesses just as much. And they don’t want a very long courtship. They want to know immediately."

- David Levithan and Rachel Cohn.
October 2, 2012 11:47 pm
11:44 pm
B+.: How to know if you care too much.


1. You’re easily satisfied but your feelings are easily hurt also.

2. You often feel neglected.

3. You give more than what you’ve been given.

4. You’re stubborn, don’t know when to give up on someone.

5. You always say you’d leave but find reasons not to leave time and time again.

6. You’re…

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"You think too much of the love of human beings."

Helen Burns, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (via nonetensnaresme)