At Rock and Stones, we firmly believe in #givingback by helping to protect landscapes and wildlife through community empowerment. And this February is no different, we are over the moon to be supporting The Pangolin Project for the next 6 months! As always 5% of our profits from the next 6 months will be put aside to support the Pangolin Project.
The Pangolin Project is an independent not-for-profit wildlife conservation initiative in Kenya, dedicated towards the protection of pangolin and their habitat in East Africa.
"We use science to make informed decisions, and raise funds to deliver our work with local partners, believing that collaboration is the best way to achieve conservation success. We work in partnership with the public sector, private organisations and communities to develop strategies to conserve pangolin species." Claire Okell from The Pangolin Project.
Pangolins are the most unique and enigmatic mammals of all African wildlife. Amongst all four species that are found in Africa, their defining features are their scaly outer layer and a long nose and tongue that they use to find their food - ants and termites.
They have developed a highly effective protection mechanism (curling in a ball) and are resilient to attack from lion, hyena, leopard and other carnivores. However, this clever advantage also makes them extremely vulnerable to poaching and it is this threat that now pushes pangolin species to the brink of extinction. If you didn't know what you are looking for you could be forgiven for thinking a Pangolin is a rock or stone :)
The money raised by Rock and Stones will contribute towards their 2020 programmes and will be used for one of the following purposes:
1. Purchase of essential equipment that assists in the remote monitoring of pangolin habitat and movement by research or ranger teams in the greater Mara ecosystem, including; camera traps (up to 4) or 1 x satellite tracker (including the fitting of devices).
2. Provide training, capacity building and support the development of pangolin protection plans into SOPs and the implementation in one remote ranger outpost in Narok or Tsavo County.
Rock and Stones are proud to support the local communities that sew our garments as well as protect fragile landscapes and wildlife #FashionForConservation.