Lemurpalooza at Duke Lemur Center

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Calling all lemur lovers, Lemurpalooza is only a week away! On Saturday, June 4th the Duke Lemur Center will be hosting a fun-filled evening where the public can come meet some special primates and learn about how we can help save these truly unique animals. This special evening experience allows families to stroll and view the animals at their own pace (Usually a visit to the center must be a guided tour.) During Lemurpalooza you can symbolically adopt lemurs, which raises funds to help care for the critically endangered animals at the Duke Lemur Center. Keepers and education staff will also be there to answer all questions about each animal that is up for adoption.

If we lived in the area, we would definitely be attending … but since we don’t we decided to support Lemurpalooza in our own way. Starting today through June 4, 2016 Creations 4 Wildlife will donate an additional $2 for every Madagascar’s Jewel bracelet sold. This is in addition to the 40% we already donate, which means that $12 of each lemur bracelet will go directly to lemur conservation!

Order your Madagascar’s Jewel bracelet today and help save lemurs!

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Visit the Duke Lemur Center website to learn more about Lemurpalooza and the lemurs of Madagascar.

 

 

Giving Species Hope for Another Tomorrow

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This Friday is Endangered Species Day and we have some exciting things planned to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting endangered species. Over the next three days we will be sharing animals facts and wildlife photos on our social media channels that will bring attention to the plight of many endangered species. We will also be hosting a special giveaway on Instagram for all of the giraffe lovers.

In addition, as a way to show our appreciation and say Thank You, we will be holding a fun contest where the winning nonprofit organization will receive an additional $100 donation from Creations 4 Wildlife!

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The contest will run from Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21, 2016. Every bracelet that is sold during the contest counts as one vote. Example: for every rhino bracelet sold, the International Rhino Foundation will receive one vote; for every elephant bracelet sold, Save the Elephants receives one vote and so on. We will tally the votes on Sunday, May 22, 2016 and announce the winner on our Facebook page. You will determine which endangered species wins the contest based on which bracelets are purchased during the three days.

Be sure to share the Creations 4 Wildlife Endangered Species Day contest on social media and tell your friends to cast their vote too. The more votes your favorite nonprofit receives, the better chance they have of winning the $100!

The contest is open to all US and Canada residents. Unfortunately, at this time we do not ship overseas due to high shipping costs.

Shop now and help your favorite endangered species win $100!

When you shop with us, we donate 40% of every sale to designated wildlife organizations working in the field. Your purchase gives hope that these endangered species can be saved.

Helping Save the African Lions

Lions have been in trouble for several years now, but it was not until the recent death of Cecil that brought the plight of the lions to mainstream media. Conservationist have been trying to get the African lion listed as endangered and protected under the Endangered Species Act for a long time. As of January 2016 lions have protection, but this is mainly to protect against trophy hunting and illegal kills or wildlife trafficking. This is wonderful news for the lions, but how does it protect them from habitat loss and human-predator conflict?

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Part of our work as conservationists is researching and staying informed about the work being done in the wild. When we read statistics like this, “The African lion population has declined by 90% in the last 75 years and lions have disappeared from approximately 80% of their historical range. Kenya’s lion population is now less than 2,000 individuals.” on the Ewaso Lions website, we know that we must do something to help the African lions. Ewaso Lions works with the local people to educate them about the wildlife and how they can coexist with these natural predators. Through programs like Warrior Watch and Lion Watch, they are able to collect data and learn more about where the lions are traveling, communicate this information to villagers so they can protect their livestock, and ultimately build a strong sense of respect for the wildlife in Kenya.

We believe that this is one of the best ways to save species from extinction. Aside from the poachers, human conflict is responsible for many animals deaths. Involving the local people is key to saving the lions because they will become the future conservationists, tour guides, and wildlife rangers. Saving species is a domino effect … it only takes one person to get a movement started.

Creations 4 Wildlife is happy to announce that we will be making a bracelet to benefit lion conservation and donate the proceeds to Ewaso Lions through the Wildlife Conservation Network. We hope to release the new bracelet in June 2016. Stay tuned for more details!

 

Photo: Michelle Fryer