Compassion is a word that never seems to live up to itself. It’s more powerful than pity or sympathy. It means more than genuine concern. Compassion isn’t just a feeling – it’s affection, plus action. That’s one of the reasons I absolutely adore Wild in Africa. The brains & heart behind the company is Shannon Wild. Shannon not only lives every day with empathy and understanding, she acts on it!
Wild in Africa donates 50% of their incredible, natural, charity bracelet sales to a select group of wildlife conservation organizations. That donation is used to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats through projects like land acquisition and restoration, wildlife rehabilitation, anti-poaching, and more! Talk about acting out your compassion!
Shannon is the epitome of an animal activist for endangered wildlife. Not only is she the founder of Wild in Africa, she designs every bracelet. She’s also a filmmaker and photographer for National Geographic (how cool is that!?). And as someone well versed with nature and natural habitats, she’s able to transfer that into her bracelets. Each is made from different ty[es of wood, gorgeous metals and semi-precious stones, so each piece is unique and special.
The latest in the magical collection of Wild in Africa bracelets are 7 beautiful charity styles. I can honestly say that I don’t have a favorite. Each is unique, natural, and so earthy! Plus, just knowing that 50% of the sale is going to a specific charity to help animals let’s me know that I really am wearing my karma!
New Wild in Africa charity styles:
- Rhino Rescue Project: Channeling blue skies and brown earth this Variscite bracelet for the Rhino Rescue Project couldn’t be more perfect as a representation of their brand colours. Colours you can wear proudly supporting the worthy cause of bringing and end to the rhino horn trade.
Vatuvara Foundation Double Bracelet: Using Aquamarine and a gorgeous custom turtle pendant designed by Shannon Wild, our Vatuvara Foundation bracelet set will whisk you away to a tropical Fijian beach where you can relax knowing you’re helping to protect important marine environments.
Nkombe Rhino: Representing both White and Black species of Rhino, this bracelet is designed with Howlite beads with a lava stone feature and stainless steel accents and hand-stamped pendants. In South Africa rhinos are being killed at an unprecedented rate for their horns. There are two species of rhino in South Africa- the White Rhino and the Black Rhino. This gorgeous bracelet represents your support of both species.
Backwater Sanctuary: Obsidian, also known as Dragon’s Glass, is a natural, volcanic glass, accompanied by a gorgeous horseshoe charm. The Backwater Sanctuary receives 50% from every sale! Founded by Zoha Jung Nambiar in 2018, The Backwater Sanctuary is a non-profit, committed to the successful rehabilitation of horses, ponies & donkeys suffering from abandonment, abuse or neglect, and to provide them with a safe home for retirement. Through the Sanctuary they increase public awareness of the level of abuse of equines in India.
Zambian Carnivore Programme: Utilizing gorgeous Red Jasper and Leopardskin Jasper with antique brass features. 50% from every sale is donated directly to the Zambian Carnivore Programme, who contribute to the conservation plans for lion, wild dog, leopard, cheetah and hyena.
Wild Tomorrow Fund: Their acquisition of land throughout KwaZulu Natal in South Africa has saved essential habitat from becoming farm land that would have meant all existing wildlife is run off or destroyed. Their land is now a safe home for countless species that include giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and hippo.
Invictus K9: Regalite was chosen as it beautifully depicts the colours of the Belgian Malinois often used for Invictus K9’s anti-poaching work. Since 2015, Invictus K9 has established and improved specialized canine units in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, the DRC and South Africa. These units use working dogs to track suspected poachers, as well as search for and indicate the presence of illegal wildlife products and firearms and ammunition. Their programs are a unique and effective in the fight against wildlife crime.
Are you ready to wear YOUR karma? Don’t just hold compassion in your heart – act on it! While these are the newest in the Wild in Africa charity bracelet collection, there are many, many more. Check out the stack bracelets, which are some of my favorites. No matter which animals or causes hold your heart, Shannon has a beautiful, natural bracelet for you to wear and show your support!