BROKEN WING

GIVING BACK

AS PART OF OUR GIVING BACK INITIATIVE, WE DESIGNED AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION CALLED BROKEN WING, DEDICATED TO THE  KENYA BIRD OF PREY TRUST (KBPT), KENYA'S LEADING CONSERVATION GROUP COMMITTED TO RAPTOR RESCUE AND REHABILITATION. 50% OF SALES FROM THIS COLLECTION WILL BE DONATED TO THE TRUST.

 

THE VULTURES LIVING AT THE TRUST INSPIRED THE DESIGNS IN THIS UNIQUE, CAPSULE COLLECTION.

VULTURE WINGS CAST IN BRASS BASED OFF DRAWINGS AND INCLUDE EARRINGS, NECKLACES ON GOLD PLATED CHAIN AND RINGS.

EACH PIECE REPRESENTS A PART OF THE TRUST'S STORY WITH THE INTENTION TO RAISE FUNDS & AWARENESS.

 

ABOUT THE TRUST

KBPT IS A RAPTOR RESCUE AND REHABILITATION ORGANISATION IN THE RIFT VALLEY WHOSE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO HELP PROTECT KENYA'S THREATENED BIRDS OF PREY. KBPT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2014 AND IS RUN BY SIMON THOMSETT, THE COUNTRY'S LEADING RAPTOR EXPERT AND FALCONER AND SHIV KAPILA, A BIOLOGIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER WHO MANAGES THE KILIMANDEGE SANCTUARY IN NAIVASHA.

 

GLOBALLY, VULTURES ARE AMONG THE MOST THREATENED GROUPS OF BIRDS, FACING SERIOUS POPULATION DECLINES. AFRICA IS HOME TO 11 SPECIES OF VULTURE OF WHICH 4 (RUPPELS, HOODED, WHITE-BACKED AND WHITE-HEADED VULTURES) ARE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED AND ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION. ANOTHER THREE (EGYPTIAN, LAPPET-FACED AND CAPE VULTURES) ARE ENDANGERED. POPULATIONS OF THESE 7 SPECIES HAVE DECLINED BETWEEN 80 TO 97% OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS. POISONING ACCOUNTS FOR OVER 60% OF ALL KNOWN VULTURE DEATHS. KENYA IS BLESSED WITH 8 SPECIES OF VULTURE BUT THEY ARE ALSO AT GREAT RISK FROM IMPACTS OF ILLEGAL WILDLIFE POISONING, POORLY PLANNED ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AND HABITAT LOSS, PRIMARILY. VULTURES ARE CRITICAL TO MAINTAINING A HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF DISEASES SUCH AS ANTHRAX, TUBERCULOSIS AND RABIES IN WILDLIFE, LIVESTOCK AND HUMANS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRUST VISIT: WWW.KENYABIRDOFPREYTRUST.ORG

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