Friday, August 11, 2017

World Elephant Day: How Will You Celebrate?

World Elephant Day is tomorrow, August 12th and how will you celebrate these beautiful creatures? Did you know that elephants are the planet's largest living land mammals? Elephants symbolize strength, wisdom, and intelligence -- and with good reason. Elephants, like humans, will care for one another’s babies and mourn the loss of one another. Known as Africa's Gardeners, they clear new paths in the bush and disperse seeds contributing to the ecosystem. Sadly, the threat to elephants from ivory poachers is greater than ever with an estimated 38,000 elephants killed annually for their tusks.

Before we tell you what we’re doing to celebrate one of our favorite creatures, we need to give a shout out to a brand that has a long-standing commitment to philanthropic endeavors surrounding wildlife and the environment -- Chantecaille. In 2012, Chantecaille launched its limited edition “Elephant Palette” and “Elephant Cheek Colour.”  Proceeds for these products were donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who Chantecaille has partnered with in the past.

L to R "Elephant Palette" & "Elephant Cheek Colour" Currently SOLD OUT 

Chantecaille continues to strengthen its commitment to philanthropic causes each season with the launch of “cause-metics” that raise awareness for issues that need immediate attention today. The limited edition “cause-metic” palettes have been influential in educating a broader audience and engaging more people in conservation and global issues … we’ll be bringing you Chantecaille’s newest limited edition cause-metic, as well as the Fall 2017 Chantecaille Collection soon -- so stay tuned!

As for World Elephant Day we look to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The Trust works on the front line -- in the field, to protect the elephants, treat and rescue victims of the ivory trade, and educate people on the importance of these great creatures. Speaking of victims, many baby elephants become orphans due to the illegal ivory trade. One way in which you can celebrate World Elephant Day is to foster a baby elephant! That’s how we’ll be celebrating. This is, of course, not the only thing that you can do. Visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn more about these elegant creatures and what you can do to help. 

Happy World Elephant Day! ~xo Team TME

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