Posted on 27th November 2018 by Media Relations
Christmas is coming at a rapid pace and sometimes it can be difficult to get gifts for friends and family sorted. Taronga Western Plains Zoo has a range of beadwork gifts that not only look great but help support women in Kenya and local Kenyan wildlife.
The beadwork created as part of the Beads for Wildlife program provides an alternate income to livestock, reducing pressure on natural resources such as food and water for wildlife.
The Zoo Shop’s beadwork range includes bracelets, necklaces, Christmas tree ornaments and napkin rings in a variety of colours. These are perfect gift with meaning for stocking fillers or secret Santa presents.
The benefits of the beads program are cultural, financial and environmental. The Beads for Wildlife program diversifies income in rural areas, income that would otherwise be generated from environmentally unsustainable means.
All the profits from the sale of Beads for Wildlife go to the beaders themselves. By supporting this income stream, you can empower women as earners and help to relieve human-induced pressures on Kenya’s wildlife.
Give a gift this Christmas that helps both wildlife and Kenyan women with Beads for Wildlife. Plus in December Zoo Friend members receive double the normal discount on Zoo Shop purchases, so don’t forget to show your membership card at the checkout!