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.

giraffe-walkin-gcfPhoto credit: Julian Fennessy, Giraffe Conservation Foundation

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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