The Darling Ivory Project Part II

The 2015 Darling Ivory Project has been successfully ended with the adoption of 7 years for each of the 18 baby African elephants, which were financed by 18 donated bows by 18 bow makers. The bows, made with ivory frogs from the very same tusk and pre CITES of 1974 were legally purchased from a legal source and each bow was delivered with CITES certification for the frog, button and tip.

Now, in 2017, a second group with 18 bowmakers is being formed who will donate the ivory mounted bows for this next Elephant Orphan Project.

We welcome for the second Volume on board:

Walter Barbiero (Padova)

Emmanuel Bégin (Montreal)

Renato Casara (Padova)

Edwin Clement (Paris)

Julian + Sebastian Dirr (Frankfurt/Erlangen)

Eric Fournier (Montreal)

Eric Gagné (Montreal)

Murat Ufuk Güler (Izmir)

Wellington Imberti (João Neiva)

Henry Guerra (Campina Grande/Paris)

Tibor Kovacs (Paris)

Tino Lucke ( Berlin)

Peter Richtarik (Bratislava)

Magdalena Sapeta (Madrid)

Alexandre Tintori (Porto)

Mathias Wohlleber (Berlin)

Here some images from makers of the 1st Darling Ivory Project with their Baby Elephant Adoption Certificates:

Mitsuaki Sasano, Menton/Osaka:

Doriane Bodart, Paris:

Stephane Thomachot, Cucuron:

Josephine Thomachot, Paris:

Harm Bakker, Amsterdam:

Josef Gabriel, Erlangen:

Vladimir Mukhin, Moscow:

Victor Bernard, Brussels:

Ulf Johansson, Harlösa:

Dirk Löscher, Barcelona:

Dominic Wilson, Brussels:

Arthur Dubroca, Paris:

Boris Fritsch, Paris:

Emmanuel Carlier, Paris:

Alexandre Aumont, Paris:

Kees van Hemert, The Hague:

Andreas Grütter, Amsterdam:

photos from St.Thomachot, M. Sasano and B. Etzler will follow.