International project: Remembering Elephants“


„Elephants will be extincted within the next 20 years if nothing is being done against illegal ivory trade. Already the coming generation will not be able to experience these remarkable creatures in the wild. This fact demonstrates how urgently action needs to be taken“, says Klaus Tamm.

Therefore Aufwind gGmbH is donating 10.000,- Euro to the Born Free Foundation and the project „Remembering Elephants.

Margot Raggett (Founder of „Remembering Elephants“):
„We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have received a staggering donation today to Remembering Elephants of 10,000€ by the photographer Klaus Tamm’s non-profit organisation AUFWIND. Klaus is hugely committed to supporting conservation projects and this donation is part of that commitment. He was moved to make the donation after hearing our editor Kheith Wilson speak about the Remembering Elephants project at the recent GDT Festival. (…)
And please join us in thanking Klaus for this amazing and generous donation!“

A first project has already been launched: fruit tree care for the little owl

Over a period of three years, Aufwind für Naturschutz gGmbH is funding professional tree care of about 120 old fruit trees in the region Wuppertal / Wülfrath. The intention is to get the trees to preserve the living conditions of the extremely endangered little owl. This species, Athene noctua, breeds in the cavities of old fruit trees and pollard willows. The care of the old trees is time consuming and needs to be regularly carried out by experts. With the support from Aufwind gGmbH these measures now help securing the habitat of the little owl for the next 30 years.

Newspaper article in Westdeutsche Zeitung February, 22th 2016 (German)


Online article Westdeutscher Rundfunk April, 20th 2016 (German)


Project documentation


Many, many thanks to the buyers of my photographs and the book „Grenzgänger“, as well as to the organizers and audiences of my lectures.


So far, a first step has been made, and there is more to come …