Help save elephants and the tropical rainforests by purchasing jewelry made from the fallen fruit of rainforest palms. Tagua, or "vegetable ivory" is remarkably similar to elephant ivory in look and carvability. The only difference is elephants aren't killed to make tagua jewelry.
Tagua nut, açaí, and pambil seeds are transformed into beautiful designs by indigenous artisans. Income from the sale of their products is 5 times higher than that earned from agricultural work, most of which relies on "slash and burn" techniques that destroy the rainforest.