THE SNARE TREE PROJECT
Creating crafts for conservation

These unique trees are hand-crafted from snare wire collected by anti-poaching units from various game reserves in Zululand, South Africa. The proceeds received for the sale of the SnareTrees then go back to the game reserves to protect wildlife through their de-snaring and anti-poaching programmes.

Introduction:

These Acacia tree sculptures are hand-crafted from snare wire collected by anti-poaching units from game reserves in Zululand, South Africa. As one of our past YOUbuy, WEgive projects, every snare wire tree marks a victory for conservation in that the collection of this wire has prevented the poaching of wildlife. As a gift or a personal purchase, this wire tree is a keen talking point in the craft collection of every safari-lover. While stocks last

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An Acacia tree crafted from wire
From snare to acacia - turning something cruel into something beautiful.

How the trees were made

COLLECT Our team collected snare wire which had been removed from game reserves. Snare wire is used to inhumanely trap animals for poaching purposes.

CLEAN After collection, the wire was de-contaminated by placing it in a hot fire. This process also made the wire easier to handle afterwards.

CREATE The wire was cut into long, straight pieces. These pieces were plaited, twisted, and shaped into beautiful acacia trees.

Why acacia trees?

Acacia trees represent Africa. They are always present on safari and are often the only trees around to provide shade for the animals. These trees offer protection and that is exactly what we aim to do through the project.

How do I get one?

To order a tree, click on the link below or e-mail our friendly sales team at service@thesafaristore.com. Order your snare tree while stocks last

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An Acacia tree crafted from wire stands outdoors against a forest background.
These trees are a symbol of your support for conservation.
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