Rhinos across Africa are under threat and the black rhino is now critically endangered, with only 5,000 estimated to remain in the wild. The main cause of the species’ decline comes from poachers, who target their horns. Demand for rhino horn has dramatically increased in Asian countries, where it is used in traditional medicine or kept as a sign of status and wealth. A single horn on the black market can command extremely high prices. With the purchase of a Rhino Bracelet you plant 3 trees and help to support rhino conservation in Kenya – a country which is home to black and white rhinos.
- Every bracelet purchased funds 3 planted trees in Kenya and finances awareness content on social media.
- An additional 10% of the profits go to a non-profit organisation, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
- Gemstones and stainless-steel pendant.
- Easy to wear.
- Unisex, waterproof design.
- Adjustable from 12 to 24 cm in diameter.
- Comes in a cotton bag.
- Includes a tree planting certificate.
PLANT & PREVENT
Keeping trees alive is as important as planting new ones. This is why we finance awareness videos on social media, to show people what we can do to minimise the impact of deforestation in our everyday lives. Along with financing tree planting projects, we also finance the protection of our newly planted trees.
One rhino is killed by poachers every nine hours.
RHINOS ARE VITAL TO KEEPING THE ECOSYSTEM IN BALANCE
Poaching is a major threat to rhinos
“Rhinos were once found throughout Africa, but as a result of human activities, including poaching and hunting, populations across Africa have plummeted to the brink of extinction.”
– Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
An orphan black rhino in the care of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
By protecting Africa’s rhinos, you protect their eco-systems too. By grazing on selective species of grass, white rhinos promote biodiversity, while black rhinos eat woody plants, which enables more grasses to grow for other wild animals. All of these aspects of the African environment are being lost, as one of the most magnificent animals in the world has become critically endangered.
Rhinos need greater protection now than ever before, which includes daily patrols to deter and arrest poachers, while also securing large areas and sanctuaries that provide the environment and space needed for rhino populations to recover. By purchasing a Rhino Bracelet you plant 3 trees in Kenya and help to support wider conservation efforts which benefit rhinos.
HAND-ASSEMBLED IN SLOVENIA, CREATING JOBS FOR THE LOCALS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Purchasing a Treecelet bracelet does more than just plant trees. Our bracelets are hand-made in Slovenia by mothers that take care of their children at home. This way, they can work from home and raise our most precious gold – children. Are children not one of the main reasons to preserve nature?
The bracelets also provide sustainable and living-wage jobs to local people where the trees are planted. By financing tree planting projects, nature preservation becomes their mission.