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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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!

 

Photo: Michelle Fryer

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

 

 

Special Event to Benefit Global Conservation Force and Operation Rhino Shield

Rangers play a vital role in keeping endangered species safe from poachers. They work long hours in harsh conditions to track down the poachers before they can harm the animals. Sometimes the trail is one of loss and sadness, but even if the poachers are caught with a rhino horn, the fact of the matter is they were caught before they could kill again. Creations 4 Wildlife knows that these men and women risk their lives every day. We wanted to find a way to say thank you, so we decided to team up with our friend Mike Veale from Global Conservation Force for a very special event.

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We met Mike through San Diego Zoo Global a few years ago and Dylan soon became one of his biggest fans. When Mike isn’t working with the rangers in Africa (yes, he’s out there risking his life too) he is busy educating people about his anti-poaching and conservation efforts. Mike is also a Senior Mammal Keeper at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, he was one of Nola’s keepers and continues to work with the rhinos, which brings us to the details of our special event.

During the week of March 14 – 20, we will be donating 20% of all Nola bracelet sales to Global Conservation Force to benefit Operation Rhino Shield. In addition, we will continue to give a percentage to the International Rhino Foundation for their programs. Help us thank the rangers and order your Nola bracelet today! 

Global Conservation Force is dedicated to saving wildlife from extinction through education, anti-poaching and conservations efforts. Together we can make a difference!

 

 

Two New Bracelets to Benefit Tigers and Red Pandas

Creations 4 Wildlife has added two new bracelets to the collection. Hope for Tigers and Firefox are newly redesigned bracelets that we hope you will love as much as we do.

Hope for Tigers is inspired by the unique stripe pattern of every tiger – No two are the same. This bracelet is made from 6 mm red tiger eye, citrine quartzite, & amber beads. Sales from our tiger bracelets benefit The Tiger Conservation Campaign.

Firefox is inspired by the characteristic colors of red pandas and the beauty of the Himalayas. This bracelet is made from 6 mm red and black agate beads. Sales from our red panda bracelet benefit the Red Panda Network.

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Let us know what you think of the new designs. We love hearing from out customers!