Great Barrier Reef Bracelet
Population: 9% unbleached
Handmade with tempered glass
Your Great Barrier Reef beaded bracelet is sustainably and ethically handmade by artisans using tempered glass with a multiply stretchable cord that enables you to put in on and off easily.
The stretch bracelet measures 17cm / 6.5 inches in length.
Gift Cards: 1 band plants 10 Trees recycling 3.08 tonnes of CO2.
Your Band of Courage comes with an Endangered Animal gift card and a 10 Tree Planting Certificate, both of which can be personalized. They tell you all about your Endangered Animal, your Mangrove trees, and your CO2 recycling.
Every band comes in a drawstring recycled fabric pouch.
Your bracelet & care
Your bracelet will hold its colors in water (not saltwater, please) although they should not be exposed to perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics and the like.
Your order will be processed within 2 business days of receipt. Shipments are tracked and details for the delivery service you choose are shown on checkout.
Population: In the 2021 / 2022 Australian summer season a low flying aircraft surveyed a total of 719 reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and found that 654 reefs of them, 91%, “exhibited some bleaching.” The Reef is not classified formally as "endangered' although it is widely reckoned to have this animal status. Estimates quote 50% of the reef as still living.
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the seas and Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the Amazon of the Seas. Over 2,300 kms long, it is the largest living thing on earth and home to 600 species of coral, 6 species of turtles, 215 species of birds, 17 species of sea snakes and more than 1,500 species of fish. Like the Amazon it is being destroyed by a combination of of human beings and global warming with over a third of it's coral now destroyed.
Three-quarters of the world’s coral species can be found on the Reef thriving on a massive colony of tiny polyps, trillions of living creatures we collectively call coral which also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. Rising sea temperatures are bleaching (killing the coral) rather like cutting down trees, and destroying this marine habitat and the animals with it including the Phytoplankton, the small animals which absorb more than half the world's carbon dioxide and produce more than half its oxygen. Humans are as dependent on Reef as the animals that live there, so the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest marine rainforest.
Our aquamarine and white bracelet with its gold and pink bands reminds us of what its like to look into the waters around the reef and see this marine continent of colour, life and beauty.
Just a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2023 - thank you, thank you, thank you B x