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Mr. Ellie Pooh Photo Frames

Mr. Ellie Pooh

$14.00
It's true, these picture frames are made of elephant dung paper too. These mini frames hold 4x6 photos and are self-standing. These items will spark a conversation in any office environment sitting on your desk as well as being beautiful enough to ensconce its way into any home setting.This ele...
It's true, these picture frames are made of elephant dung paper too. These mini frames hold 4x6 photos and are self-standing.

These items will spark a conversation in any office environment sitting on your desk as well as being beautiful enough to ensconce its way into any home setting.This elephant dung paper photo frame is a handcrafted work of art. It is self-standing so it can be placed anywhere. It opens to fit your favorite photo. Each frame is 8x6 inches and has a matted window opening for a 4x6 or 5x7 inch photo.

Five (5) Color Designs:
 - Dark Green
 - Kraft
 - Light Blue
 - Natural White
 - Orange

Sri Lanka is home to about a tenth of the estimated global total of 40,000 Asian elephants in the wild. Elephants are being killed simply because they interfere with agriculture. Since 1950, it is likely that more than 4,000 elephants have been destroyed as a direct consequence of the conflict between man and elephant.

The elephant is running out of space in Sri Lanka. Most of the protected areas inhabited by elephants are small. There are no easy solutions for resolving the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka. Much will depend on how rural people perceive the worth of the elephant. Many are now convinced that the only way elephants and human beings can exist successfully in the same environment is through finding ways to use the elephant as a sustainable economic resource. Elephant dung may be that resource.

Since an elephants diet is all vegetarian, the waste produced is basically raw cellulose. Thoroughly cleaned and processed, the cellulose is converted into a uniquely beautiful textured product, marketed as Ellie Pooh Paper.
 
Although this paper may not completely resolve the ongoing human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka, its use for the benefit of the farmers who suffer from elephant depredations will certainly go some way in raising the tolerance of the farmers towards the elephant. If the elephant is used as an economic asset that contributes meaningfully to the welfare of the people, then the people themselves will not want to see it disappear from their area.