We all loved her as positive and hopeful Charlotte York on Sex And The City.
But in real life Kristin Davis has just as big a heart.
The actress is a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, an amazing organization that helps rescue and foster baby elephants orphaned from poaching, but also helps treat elephants and rhinos injured by poachers inside the Tsavo National Park.
And she’s helping them make even faster progress to reaching the injured creatures by helping raise funds – both from herself and from her charitable foundation – to purchase a helicopter for the DSWT’s aerial mobile veterinary services and anti-poaching response.
With help from Davis, not only does the foundation have a much needed new fast and light helicopter but she’s also assisting the team with video camera traps, fuel, maintenance for the helicopter, a pilot and the anti-poaching team.
And the assistance is greatly needed as elephant poaching rates are at an all-time high, with sadly ivory being in high demand in some parts of the world, primarily China.
Way to go Kristin! Such a wonderful effort for a wonderful species!
UPDATE: Kristin’s efforts to get the DSWT a new mobile veterinary unit already helped save two adult male African elephants from poacher’s deadly spears this week. Read the amazing account of their rescue efforts here.