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Oceans2Earth strives to assist with local solutions to global problems. O2E was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2010 for the purpose of providing resources and financial assistance to animal welfare and conservation projects including elephant sanctuary land in Kenya, cat and dog rescue in Africa and community recycled product projects in Asia and Africa. The O2E Foundation aims to facilitate people’s awareness of the impacts of animal tourism, trade and human intervention on the welfare, sustainability and general health of wildlife populations.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Animal-friendly Christmas Suggestions Part 3

Welcome to the third instalment of our Christmas pressies suggestions series! Today’s suggestions should provide you with more ideas for your gift-giving this Merry Season.

So read on and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments section.


Educational materials: Education literature, books, stationery and signage will all help significantly to improve the experience of visitors at the Centre, especially school groups. From £50.

Wildlife scholarships: ´Wildlife school scholarships´ are awarded to a number of children each year who are passionate about wildlife and want to make a difference but need a little help. £150 per scholarship.

School education programmes: Sponsor a class to take part in our full environmental education programme, including visits to the Centre, on-site training and outreach classes. From £100 to £500 depending on class size.


New enclosures & animal enrichment: The more animals rescued the more space needed! There are also animal enrichment equipment that is much needed such as platforms and additional water points. These keep the animals challenged and provide as natural an environment as possible. From £100 to £5000 – up to you!

Releases: Fund the release collars and equipment needed to make sure the animal gets the best chance of survival in the wild. £1000.


Your membership funds will go directly to the operations of the Centre. You´ll receive a membership certificate and Lilongwe Wildlife Centre information pack and be kept up to date with the latest news.

Membership prices are: Children under 16yo £8, Adults £16 and Families £48


Only 1 out of 6 orphans are lucky enough to be rescued - nearly 1,000 orphaned orang-utans are living in rescue and rehabilitation centres. Care of these infants is costly and requires 24hr staff, veterinary, and nurse care to ensure they are in a healthy condition and have the best chance to survive – and possibly even return to the wild.

All adoption money goes directly to helping the infants at the various care centres the AOP support:
·        Care and Quarantine Centre in Pangkalan Bun, Borneo, Indonesia.
·        Nyaru Menteng Orang-utan Reintroduction Project, Borneo, Indonesia.
·        Batu Mbelin Orang-utan Quarantine Centre, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Each infant adoption costs just $55 (or $110 for the twins) per year.

Each adoption pack includes:

  • ·        adoption certificate (full colour photo)
  • ·        infant biography (full colour image & photo)
  • ·        our most recent AOP newsletter
  • ·        AOP Sticker & Fridge Magnet
  • ·        awareness poster for your local work/school
  • ·        infant updates available via the Australian Orangutan Project website.

The AOP online shop has toys, t-shirts, books and other orang-utan merchandise at really affordable prices.

O2E couldn’t resist this one at $35.20, he hangs from the kitchen cupboard!
Making sure there’s no palm oil product in da house.

Oxfam’s Christmas catalogue is packed with fantastic new products, hand-made by skilled artisans in developing countries. By purchasing from Oxfam, you’ll be helping producers and their communities live more secure and independent lives thanks to the benefits of fair trade.

In this catalogue you'll find great Christmas gifts and decorations, including an extensive range of Christmas Cards and the brand new Kylie Kwong range.

Oxfam offer you FREE shipping on orders placed online over $60. Simply enter the code KP2E9L when you reach the payment page of the checkout (excluding wine...check conditions).
We hope these suggestions have helped give you some fantastic Chrissy present ideas that also helps out our animal friends as well!


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