The last 3,200 tigers are counting on us to save them!

Global Tiger Day is July 29th, a day to celebrate the strength and magnificence of one of the worlds most beautiful cats. A day to raise awareness for the tigers and for the people around the world to support the conservation efforts being made to save the remaining six species of tigers from extinction.

  • Tigers are the largest wild cat in the world
  • All six species of tigers are listed by the IUCN as Endangered
  • Three of the six remaining species are listed as Critically Endangered
  • Tigers are at the top of the food chain with no natural predators, except for humans
  • There are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. alone than there are in the wild

Tiger populations are declining because of one thing and that is man. How could a person do this to an animal. An animal that has done nothing wrong. The tigers are not killed in self-defense. The tigers are not killed because they are attacking people. They are killed for their skins, fur, and bones because some cultures actually believe that tigers can provide medicinal healing. Tigers are not medicine.

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Tigers are losing the battle because of habitat loss, illegal poaching, tiger-human conflict, and wildlife trade. The belief that tiger parts have medicinal purposes and can cure disease has increased the demand for wildlife trafficking.

It is estimated that there are approximately 300 Sumatran tigers and less than 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild. These numbers are shocking to us.

When you purchase a Hope for Tigers bracelet, you are helping give tigers the chance to thrive in the wild. Inspired by the unique stripe pattern of every tiger – No two are the same. This bracelet is made from tiger eye, red tiger eye & yellow jade semi-precious stones.

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Creations 4 Wildlife donates 40% from each sale to WildAid to support their tiger conservation campaign, which focuses on educating people and calling for a permanent ban on all tiger parts and products. When the buying stops, the killing can too. Together, we can help save wild tigers.

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Join us and celebrate the beauty of the tiger, the strength of the tiger, and the innocence seen in all tiger cubs. The last 3,200 tigers are counting on us to help them thrive in the wild and we are determined to save the tigers from extinction.

 

 

Creations 4 Wildlife Supports WildAid to Save Tigers

We posted last week on Instagram that we had some exciting news to share about our Hope for Tigers bracelet and today we are thrilled to announce that we will be working with WildAid again. We had great success with our pangolin bracelet and now we want to support their tiger campaign. 40% of each Hope for Tigers bracelet sold will now be donated to WildAid to support tiger conservation.

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The last 3,200 tigers are counting on us to save them. Order your Hope for Tigers bracelet today and together we can make a difference for these beautiful cats.

WildAid works to increase awareness and reduce consumption of tiger parts and encourage the Chinese government to resist campaigns to legalize trade of such products. Over a century of poaching has resulted in tiger populations plummeting from 100,000 to an estimated 3,200. When the buying stops, the killing can too.

 

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World Giraffe Day 2016

World Giraffe Day is just around the corner and Creations 4 Wildlife is willing to stick our necks out to help save the world’s tallest animal. We were so excited to hear that our friends at the Giraffe Conservation Foundation had chosen putting people at the center of giraffe conservation as the campaign for World Giraffe Day 2016. Working together with the people of Africa, especially the children, is the type of conservation work we love to support. These children are the future. We must teach them how important it is to save the animals like the giraffes for many generations to come.

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Giraffe Conservation Foundation believes that Environmental Education at an early age is the key. The Khomas Environmental Education Programme (KEEP) aims to inspires young Namibians to care for their environment. Through a targeted hands-on field-based programme, KEEP provides them with the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Teaching young Namibians about their environment is essential for the conservation of giraffe and their habitat. KEEP helps to build a culture of environmental awareness by teaching social responsibility and conscientious action amongst young Africans and future leaders. – Stephanie Fennessy, GCF

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Our Africa’s Watchtower bracelet was inspired by the towers of giraffes who walk across the African plains. Their long necks make it appear as though giraffes heads are in the clouds, giving them the best view of Africa.

Giraffes are truly icons of Africa. They are found no place else on earth, only in Africa. Standing tall with pride, these gentle animals spend their days walking across the plains. The giraffe is an integral part of the African ecosystem and sadly they are disappearing at alarming rates.

Creations 4 Wildlife wants to help teach and inspire the children of Namibia by raising a minimum of $250 for World Giraffe Day.
That is only 25 Africa’s Watchtower bracelets.

 

Here is a breakdown from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation of what $250 could buy.

  • $15 could support an exciting and interactive day in the bush for a Namibian student
  • $25 could pay for batteries for GPS equipment to monitor giraffe and their movements in the wild
  • $50 could provide KEEP workbooks and certificates for an entire school class
  • $100 could provide a healthy lunch for an entire school class during their field outing or pay for a pair of binoculars to monitor giraffe and their movements
  • $250 could provide transport for a school class to spend a day in the bush with KEEP or pay a month’s salary of a local Kenyan field ranger to monitor giraffe and their movements
  • $300 could pay for a camera trap including batteries and SD cards to monitor giraffe and their movements in the wild
  • $1,000 could support fitting a GPS satellite collar to a reticulated giraffe in northern Kenya
  • $2,500 could pay for one GPS satellite collar to monitor reticulated giraffe movements remotely including download time

 

Children want to learn, they want to make a difference … all they need is to be given the opportunity.
Order your Africa’s Watchtower bracelet today and help save Africa’s giraffes.

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Pride of Africa

At one time, lions truly were king. They ruled the African plains and had no real enemies or predators to speak of. Sure, the solitary lion or the old and weak lion would fall prey to other animals, but as a group, lions were top of the food chain. Over the past 75 years, African lion populations have declined by almost 90% and lions have disappeared from almost 80% of their historic range. This is a direct result of humans – we have become the lion main predator. Habitat loss, human-lion conflict, trophy hunting, and the illegal wildlife trade have left only a few thousand lions roaming wild in Africa. Lions are now protected under the Endangered Species Act … but could it be too late? We hope not.

We are happy to announce the release of our newest bracelet … Pride of Africa

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Inspired by the lions, both young and old, who join together to form a pride. The social structure of the pride is represented with larger beads surrounding the smaller ones, just as the females protect their young. This bracelet is made from picture and wood jasper semi-precious stones.

Profits from these bracelets will benefit Ewaso Lions. To learn more about Ewaso Lions and their work with lion conservation in Africa, read Helping Save the African Lions or visit EwasoLions.org

 

 

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!

 

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Earth Day Challenge to Save Pangolins

Join our ‪Earth Day‬ challenge and help us raise the last $200 for WildAid’s pangolin campaign. We have already raised $300 and we are only 20 bracelets short to make our goal of $500. Our pangolin bracelet was the first limited edition bracelet of 2016 and we only 50 were made. We have 3 days to make this happen … Earth Day is this Friday, April 22.

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Help protect the earth’s most illegally trafficked mammal by ordering your Pangolin Passion bracelet today.

 

New Bracelet for Sumatran Rhinos!

When we learned that Ratu was expecting her second calf this spring, we knew that our next limited edition bracelet had to be for Sumatran rhinos. This couldn’t be just any bracelet, but something special … something unique. From the stones we chose to the name of the bracelet, every detail had to be just right. After all, it isn’t every day that a critically endangered rhino gives birth.

Creations 4 Wildlife is proud to release our second limited edition bracelet of the year in honor of Ratu and her soon-to-be bundle of joy. Berkat, which means “Blessing from God” in Bahasa, was inspired by the pure joy and love that new babies bring. A celebration of new life and new hope for the critically endangered Sumatran rhino. Berkat is made from a mixture of fancy jasper stones joined together with a silver heart that represents the love between a mother and child. This is a limited edition bracelet and only 50 will be made.

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Ratu gave birth to her son Andatu in 2012, so the excitement of another baby after four long years calls for a celebration. Heck, it calls for a rhino baby shower! There are so many things needed to make sure that Ratu and her soon-to-be baby have everything they need and we want to do our part. Ratu’s Rhino Registry includes a maternity pen, baby food, medical supplies, new radio and tv equipment, and more.

Creations 4 Wildlife donates 40% of every rhino bracelet sold to the International Rhino Foundation and sales from this bracelet will go directly to Ratu’s needs. Berkat will be released to the public on March 20, 2016 (but you can buy it early with the link below) Help us make this best rhino baby shower ever for one of the world’s most critically endangered Sumatran rhinos and order your Berkat bracelet today!

A Baby Sumatran Rhino is Truly a Blessing From God