Over the past year and half Dsenyo has not only been focused on working with artisans, but also on promoting a jewelry collection focused on wildlife conservation and anti-poaching endeavors. The collection takes confiscated snare wire (from anti-poaching efforts) and repurposes into jewelry.
This week we read an article titled Lions Quickly Disappearing in Much of Africa, Study Says by Jim Zarroli.
It was a sad reminder that these beautiful animals are facing a threatening decline.
The article addresses various causes for the decline including two attributed to people:
1. Loss of habitat
2. Uncontrolled hunting and retaliatory killing of lions
The article also mentions some optimism for the lion population sharing:
Lion populations are increasing in four southern African countries: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Our speciality is not wildlife conservation. We recognize that. However, we would like to start a conversation about it and encourage more conversations.
We invite you to support these beautiful animals (and other threatened animals) through your purchase of a snare wire bracelet, earrings or a key chain. Use it as a conversation piece and bring awareness to the issues.
These jewelry pieces are a small piece of the pie, but we know that awareness and conversations can cause a ripple effect.
Will you join us?
$5 of each snare wire piece purchased will be donated to the Zambian Carnivore Programme and the South Luangwa Conservation Society.