Made using ethically sourced bird claws cast into solid sterling silver. These earrings have the option of blackening the silver or leaving it bright silver.
These piece was made for Kākāpō Recovery to raise awareness and funds to continue their conservation efforts and to protect the critically endangered kākāpō. I will be donating $50 from each purchase.
I would like to acknowledge everyone who purchases this product by adding your name to the donation, it will be listed on the charity website. Please let me know if you wish to remain anonymous.
What is a kākāpō?
New Zealand’s kākāpō (pronounced ‘car-car-paw’) is critically endangered flightless parrot – there are fewer than 200 birds left. The kākāpō evolved in isolation, so it is not closely related to other parrots and has unique characteristics. The kākāpō is the heaviest parrot in the world. Kākāpō males weigh up to 3.7 kg and females up to 2.2 kg. They are the world’s only flightless and nocturnal parrot. They can possibly live up to 90 years – making it perhaps the world’s longest-lived bird. The kākāpō lives in dense native forest. With its owl-like facial features and mossy green feathers, it relies on camouflage for defence. But its strong musty smell often gives it away, making it vulnerable to feral cats, rats and stoats.
For more information on kākāpō or to learn about Kākāpō Recovery and what they do click here.