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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

World Elephant Day 2017

Saturday 12th August is World Elephant Day, with the aim to highlight the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants.

Elephants have a special place in the hearts of everyone here at Myakka and feature on a wide range of our designs, from our exclusive furniture such as the sheesham wood Hathi collection with its hand carved elephant panels to our intricately hand carved and bestselling soapstone elephant.

In support of this important cause, we will be donating 10 per cent of the sales value on any of our full price elephant products sold during August to the World Elephant Day charity. To see our full collection of elephant themed products, take a look here.

The aim of the day, according to Patricia Sims, the World Elephant Day Co-Founder, “is a rallying call for people to support organisations that are working to stop the illegal poaching and trade of elephant ivory and other wildlife products, protect wild elephant habitat, and provide sanctuaries and alternative habitats for domestic elephants to live freely.”

According to the World Wildlife Fund, Asian elephant numbers have roughly halved in the last 60-75 years, while around 90 per cent of African elephants have been wiped out in the past century.

To find out more about World Elephant Day and to find out what you can do to help, take a look at the World Elephant Day Website here

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