What You Can Do #11 - Give a Green Gift.
Are you looking to give a gift to someone who has everything? Can't find a unique gift that's affordable and meaningful? No matter what the occasion - birthday, Mother's day, Father's day, Christmas, Hanukkah, or even a graduation gift - you can put a smile on anyone's face with one of these special online gifts, and you'll smile, too, knowing you're making an impact in the preservation of some of the world's most fragile habitats.
When you buy a Gift for a Living Planet you will receive a personalized certificate with a message for your special recipient explaining exactly how your gift to them is making a difference. You can either print it out and frame it, or email it as is. Here's a few examples of gifts you can give:
Indonesia is a home to 6 out of 7 of the world's marine turtle species: as it provides important nesting and foraging grounds, as well as important migration routes at the cross roads of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
All 6 species of marine turtle found in Indonesia are listed as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. The main threats include habitat and nesting site destruction, by-catch, illegal trade and unsustainable exploitation.
When you send a turtle to rehab, one of the thousands of sick or injured turtles that are regularly brought to the Bali turtle centre for recuperation will be nursed back to health.
As human populations expand and natural habitats shrink, people and elephants are coming into conflict over living space and food.
If elephants' and humans' competion for space isn't managed, it could lead to poaching and the decline of elephant numbers across Africa.
A simple rope or wire fence - smeared wih chili grease, engine oil, and dung - can help these majestic creatures live in harmony with local people.
Because elephants have an aversion to this concoction, a farmer in rural Africa can safely protect his crops with no harm to the elephants that live nearby.
Panda populations once spread from southern and eastern China to parts of neighboring Myanmar and Vietnam.
Due to human encroachment and loss of habitat, the panda is now confined to small, isolated patches of forest in the mountains of southwest China.
When you give a panda room to grow, you are helping to link and grow isolated panda habitats with coridors of bamboo forest.
Like a bridge connecting an island, this will allow the remaining pandas to extend their range, find more food, and increase the liklihood of interaction with other pandas, which will help them to increase their population.
Find more gifts that...
- are unique. When's the last time you gave someone dung as a present?
- are easy. Just buy online and you can either print or email the personalized pdf certificate.
- last. You will be helping to find long-term solutions to benefit people and nature.