Loggerhead & Olive Ridley Sea TurtlesRegular price $92.48 Sale price $87.08
Loggerhead & Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Stack
Populations: 800,000 & 36,000
Handmade with tempered glass
Your Loggerhead and Olive Ridley Sea Turtles stack of 3 bracelets includes La Petite Olive Ridley glass bracelet, the Loggerhead glass bracelet and the Lynx, all 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 glass Loggerhead bracelet measures 17cm / 6.5 inches in length.
La Petite Olive Ridley measures 15cm / 6 inches with extensions to 17cm / 6.7 inches and 19 cm / 7.5 inches and the clasp and findings are 18K Gold plated.
The 18K Gold plated Iberian Lynx bracelet is measures 8 inches / 20 cm in length including the 8mm fish lock clasp. Each paperclip link measures 0.35 inches / 9 mm in length.
Gift Cards: 3 bands plant 30 Trees recycling 9.27 tonnes of CO2.
Your Band of Courage comes with your 3 Endangered Animal gift cards and a 30 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.
Olive Ridley Sea Turtles
It’s estimated there are around 800,000 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles which sounds a lot, but they are still endangered on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and vulnerable elsewhere. There used to be over 10 million! That gives you an idea of the dangers they face, ghost or discarded fishing nets, plastic bags which they think are food, climate change disrupting their breeding patterns with warmer beaches producing more females and, of course, people. Olive Ridley’s are the smallest of the Sea Turtles and their shells are Olive colored fused bone. Sea Turtles wear their bones on the outside! They have beaks, not teeth, made of Keratin, same as our nails, and Rhino horns. Sea Turtles have been around for over 100 million years and we’ve lost over 90% of them in the last 50.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Population
Loggerhead Sea Turtles are so called because of their large or log heads, which support bone crushing jaws to feed on hard shell creatures like sea urchins. Loggerheads live across the world in the Mediterranean Pacific, and warmer oceans and seas. They nest on beaches and the warmer the sand the more females are born, upsetting the balance of the species. They are also threatened by fishing nets, plastic bags and damage to their nesting beaches, the population is decreasing. Every two to three years females return to the beaches where they were born to nest, which means taking a dangerous journey of over 12,000 miles. That’s a long journey with many dangers today, so it’s no wonder their population is in decline. There could be as few as 36,000 nesting female Loggerheads remaining in 2015.
The Iberian Lynx
The Iberian Lynx is so called because it's made up of links or 'Lynx' and, like the gorgeous feline - the Iberian Lynx - it symbolises, is shades of gold. The Iberian Lynx lives on the Iberian Peninsula in Spain and is also known as the Spanish Lynx. It's the most endangered feline in the world today with a population of just 400 left on the planet. It was less than 100 at the beginning of the century, so things are looking up! They have a tawny gold coat and a beard which makes them look very cute indeed! Iberian Lynx's grow to about three feet or a metre and live amongst the trees!