As our planets resources are continually exploited for the use of mankind, many species of animal suffer diminishing numbers as there habitats are destroyed and damaged. This collection was created to draw attention to some of the creatures on our planet that could soon face extinction.

Available as Brooch/Pin | Available as Pendant. All items weigh approx. 15g - 20g unless otherwise stated.

Blue Whale




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The Blue Whale is the largest mammal in the world and the fastest growing living thing on the planet. When born, a Blue Whale calf weighs nearly three tonnes and grows to weigh 26 tonnes within a year!

Fully grown it is bigger than 30 Elephants and heavier than 1,600 people, and has arteries so large a child could crawl through them. The Blue Whale has been hunted to the brink of extinction for it's meat, oil, and whalebone. It has been illegal to kill a Blue Whale since 1967, but their numbers do not seem to be increasing. Marine pollution is now the biggest threat to their recovery.

Catalog # ES05

| Width : 53mm (2 1/16") | Height : 19mm (3/4") |

 

 

 

Dolphin




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The legacy of the 20th century will include a damning record of extermination of the world's Dolphins, unless we act now to ensure their survival. Environmental groups have revealed the threats and abuses that are pushing several species to the brink of extinction. On the day you buy this design, hundreds of Dolphins will be slaughtered. Dolphins are the most gentle and intelligent animals, some say the most intelligent on the planet, and many theorise that they are cosmic beings. Only man's stupidity and greed could threaten the existence of these beautiful creatures. Modern fishing techniques such as driftnets - "walls of death" - have wiped out entire populations, not to mention the threats from pollution and ozone depletion.

Catalog # ES01

| Width : 44mm (1 3/4") | Height : 44mm (1 3/4") |

 

Birdwing Butterfly




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Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly is the largest butterfly in the world, and the first recorded specimen was brought down by a shotgun! It can have a wingspan of up to 25cm and a body of up to 7.5cm in length. Females are dark brown and the males are light blue, yellow, green and black. It is hard to see these butterflies because they fly so high and the rainforet where they live is so dense. They can only be foud in a small region of Papua New Guinea, but even this isolated spot is being cleared for cultivation.

Catalog # ES10

| Width : 44mm (1 3/4") | Height : 32mm (1 1/4") |

 

 

 

 African Elephant




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The African Elephant is the largest land mammal on Earth. An adult male can weigh as much as ten small cars. Elephants are vegetarian and use their trunks to breathe, touch, smell, reach for food, communicate, and to suck and blow water and dust. Hundreds of thousands of African Elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks, halving their population to just 600,000 in ten years. Bull Elephants with the largest tusks are targeted by poachers, but female Elephants with smaller tusks may also be killed leaving orphaned baby Eephants to die aswell.

Catalog # ES02

| Width : 29mm (1 1/8") | Height : 30mm (1 3/16") |

 

Mountain Gorilla




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Mountain Gorillas live in the thickly forested mountain ranges of central Africa. They are huge and powerful and usually walk on all fours. They live on over 200 different types of plants and spend most of the day eating. Gorillas can travel long distances and make nests every night, usually on the ground. They are seriously threatened by loss of habitat and illegal hunting by men for trophies. The stuffed head of a Gorilla is one of the most expensive trophies in the world.

Catalog # ES08

| Width : 33mm (1 5/16") | Height : 40mm (1 9/16") |

 

 

 

Red Macaw




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Most Parrots live in large flocks or family groups and don't make nests but lay their eggs in the hollows of trees. Some parrots can grow to have a wingspan of a metre or more, and live for more than 80 years. There are over 300 species of Parrot but one in three of the species, mostly the larger more colourful ones are now threatened with extinction. The Parrots' habitats are being destroyed and people still want to buy them as pets. Most Parrots caught in the wild will die very quickly in captivity.

Catalog # ES04

| Width : 50mm (2") | Height : 43mm (1 11/16") |

 

Giant Otter




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The adult giant Otter is about 1.5m long and has a strong tail for swimming. It also has webbed feet, stiff whiskers and attacks it's prey with it's teeth. They live in South America, in "black" water - narrow, slow flowing forest creeks bordered by thick vegetation. Hunted for their skin, giant Otters are now extremely rare. Naturally inquisitive, they are easy targets to entice into the open. Habitat destruction, and water pollution still threaten their survival.

Catalog # ES06

| Width : 48mm (1 7/8") | Height : 24mm (15/16") |

 

 

 

Giant Panda




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The Giant Panda is instantly recognisable by it's black and white coat. They live on just six mountain ranges in southeast China and eat mostly bamboo. Because bamboo is not very nutritious, the Panda must eat huge quantities of it, and can spend up to 16 hours a day feeding. The forests where they live are steadily being cleared for cultivation makng it difficult for the Panda to survive. There may be only 800 Giant Pandas left alive.

Catalog # ES07

| Width : 41mm (1 5/8") | Height : 27mm (1 1/16") |

 

Rhinoceros




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There are 5 species of Rhinoceros, 2 African and 3 Asian. In total there are fewer than 11,000 Rhinos left in the world. Fully grown, a Rhinoceros stands over 1.5m high at the shoulder, weighs twice as much as a family car, and can run as fast as a horse. The Rhino has only one enemy - man. They have been hunted close to extinction for their horns which are believed by some societies to have healing and magical powers. They are used in dubious medicines and to decorate the handles of ceremonial daggers.

Catalog # ES03

| Width : 43mm (1 11/16") | Height : 22mm (7/8") |

 

 

 

Sea Turtle




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Sea Turtles evolved over 200 million years ago when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, but now they are threatened with extinction. Though they are still hunted for their shells and for meat, pollution and the tourist industries remain their biggest enemies. Sea turtles live in the sea, but breathe air and lay their eggs on the beach. The eggs can easily be damaged and the baby turtles that do hatch have just a few hours to reach the sea before they are eaten by predators or dehydrated by the hot sun. Even though a female Turtle can lay up to 400 eggs in one season, the risks are so great that only about one egg in a thousand mature into a breeding adult Sea Turtle.

Catalog # ES09

| Width : 35mm (1 3/8") | Height : 32mm (1 1/4") |

 

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