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Rhino Cycling Jersey

R699.00

All the profits from the sale of these cycling shirts go towards saving these endangered species.

Jersey Features:

  • Lightweight skin fabric for extra breathability and comfort.
  • Hem gripper: Anti-skidding silicone gripper, keeps the jersey in place.
  • Full-length zipper.
  • 3 Standard back pockets.
  • Hi visibility reflective strip to increase safety in low light conditions.
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Live Life Always supports the Sean Williams Living Creatures Trust (swtrust.co.zawhich is aimed at helping animals in need through various charities. Sean Williams set up the trust in 2008 and after trading for 2 years it became registered as a PBO with SARS (930043762). Sean Williams contributes to all these charities from his own pocket on a monthly basis with no formal help from other sources. The charities are chosen for the dedicated and passionate way they do what they do. You can read more about them on their websites. 

Charities supported:
  • Wildlands conservation trust – (2 adopted rhinos called HOPE and MADDI)
  • Siyabonga Helping Hands – (pay for a teachers salary and help feed 150 children)
  • Anne van Dyk cheetah centre -(adopted 3x cheetahs, Egyptian vulture and a wild dog)
  • Animals in Distress
  • Vulpro
  • Kitty and puppy haven
  • SPCA
  • Cheetah outreach (Anatolian Shepard dog project) there is a dog named after Sean’s daughter MADDISON

 

These jerseys are focusing on 2 species that are almost extinct, being the sea Turtles and the Pangolin. STATS: 300 pangolin are poached every DAY! 4600 turtles are killed every year, JUST from fishing not poaching and ones that die in ghost nets.

All the profits from the sale of these cycling shirts go towards saving these endangered species.

For more info please visit: www.swtrust.co.za

 

The following animals are on the jerseys:

The red wolf is a smaller, thinner cousin of the grey wolf. It is grey-black in colour but has a distinctive reddish cast for which it is named.The red wolf is the world’s most endangered canid and the Southeast’s native wolf. Uniquely “All-American,” the red wolf’s entire historical range is confined within what is now the United States. Hunted to the brink of extinction, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rounded up fewer than 20 red wolves to be bred in captivity in 1980. In 1987, the FWS reintroduced red wolves into the wild, but years of political attacks, popular misconceptions and insufficient recovery plans continue to plague recovery efforts. As a result, their numbers continue to decline and red wolves are once again facing extinction in the wild. https://defenders.org/red-wolf/basic-facts

The shy, harmless pangolin is becoming increasingly well known for one reason: It’s believed to be the world’s most trafficked non-human mammal. Tens of thousands of pangolins are poached every year, killed for their scales for use in traditional Chinese medicine and for their meat, a delicacy among some ultra-wealthy in China and Vietnam.There are eight species of pangolins. Four are found in Asia—Chinese, Sunda, Indian, and Philippine pangolins—and they’re listed by the IUCN as critically endangered. The four African species—the ground pangolin, giant pangolin, white-bellied, and black-bellied—are listed as vulnerable. All species face declining populations because of illegal trade. In 2016, the 186 countries party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the treaty that regulates the international wildlife trade, voted to ban the commercial trade in pangolins. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/group/pangolins/

Orangutan numbers and distribution have declined rapidly since the middle of the 20th century, due to human activities. These include hunting, unsustainable and often illegal logging, mining, and conversion of forests to agriculture. One particularly catastrophic event was the 1997-98 forest fires in Kalimantan, which killed up to 8,000 individual orangutans. Bornean orangutan populations have declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years, and the species’ habitat has been reduced by at least 55% over the past 20 years. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/bornean-orangutan

The wild dog is one of the world’s most endangered mammals. The largest populations remain in southern Africa and the southern part of East Africa (especially Tanzania and northern Mozambique). Wild dogs are social and gather in packs of around ten individuals, but some packs number more than 40. They are opportunistic predators that hunt medium-sized ruminants, such as gazelles. In a sprint, African wild dogs can reach speeds of more than 44 miles per hour. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/african-wild-dog

Vaquita, the world’s most rare marine mammal, is on the edge of extinction. This little porpoise wasn’t discovered until 1958 and a little over half a century later, we are on the brink of losing them forever. Vaquita is often caught and drowned in gillnets used by illegal fishing operations in marine protected areas within Mexico’s Gulf of California. The population has dropped drastically in the last few years. The vaquita has a large dark ring around its eyes and dark patches on its lips that form a thin line from the mouth to the pectoral fins. Its dorsal surface is dark grey, sides pale grey and ventral surface white with long, light grey markings. The newborn vaquita has darker colouration and a wide grey fringe of colour that runs from the head to the dorsal flukes, passing through the dorsal and pectoral fins. They are most often found close to shore in the Gulf’s shallow waters, although they quickly swim away if a boat approaches. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/vaquita

Seven different species of sea (or marine) turtles grace our ocean waters, from the shallow seagrass beds of the Indian Ocean, to the colorful reefs of the Coral Triangle, and even the sandy beaches of the Eastern Pacific. WWF’s work on sea turtles focuses on five of those species: green, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback and olive ridley. Human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners. Nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as Endangered. Slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over-exploitation. They also face habitat destruction and accidental capture in fishing gear. Climate change has an impact on turtle nesting sites. It alters sand temperatures, which then affects the sex of hatchlings. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sea-turtle

The Oriental white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis) and slender-billed vulture (G. tenuirostris) are vulture species that can be found in Bangladesh. Both species are Critically Endangered and facing a high risk of extinction due to rapid population decline. The white-rumped vulture was once widely distributed in Bangladesh but now considered rare and thinly distributed with a population of fewer than 1,000 individuals. In the last decade, it has been scientifically proven that the use of diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) in animals, especially in cattle, has led to massive mortality and a sharp decline in vulture population in the Indian Subcontinent.In October 2010, the Government of Bangladesh banned the production, distribution and sale of diclofenac in veterinary use. However, the drug is still being used at a substantial level, due to its illegal availability (from human consumption stock) and lack of awareness on its harmful effects. https://www.iucn.org/asia/countries/bangladesh/white-rumped-vulture-conservation

Rhinos are severely threatened due to poachers. There are around 4000 Black Rhinos alive today down from 16 000 in 1970, while for White Rhinos the reverse is true, in 1970 there were 200 left whereas today there are about 18 000 White Rhinos. The White Rhino’s population recovery was due to intensive conservation efforts. However, both species are threatened, as they are being ruthlessly hunted by highly skilled and armed poaching syndicates. Since 2008 there has been a dramatic increase in the incidences of poaching in South Africa and in the first three months of 2012 over 100 Rhino have been poached despite increased anti-poaching efforts. The Rhino is poached for its horn, a fibrous growth that is mostly made of Keratin, the same stuff that our fingernails are made out of. The horn is mostly sold in Eastern countries such as Japan where they are used in traditional medicine to cure headaches, fever, and food poisoning and even snake bites. A common myth is that it is used as an aphrodisiac, but this is not true. http://www.nature-reserve.co.za/rhino-of-south-africa.html

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