For this 2nd edition, the crocodile is giving up its spot 10 endangered species. The limited edition polos will be available on 22 May 2019, in 9 cities around the world and on Lacoste.com. All profits of the day will help iucn’s efforts to conserve the wildlife.
Lacoste Supports the IUCN
Lacoste pledges to support the work of the IUCN in protecting nature and wildlife through a 3-year partnership. The number of polos made of each species is equal to the actual number remaining on this earth. That’s only 3,520 of all ten species chosen in 2019.
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The Moheli scops owl
With its beautiful brown and orange colouring, this owl native to the Comoro Islands symbolizes good luck. But this species is suffering from an ever-deteriorating habitat. Today there are only 400 left.
The North Atlantic right whale
Despite its impressive 14 metres, this black whale is highly vulnerable. Prized by whalers, hunted almost to the point of extinction, it’s currently threatened by entanglement in fishing nets and ships. Today, only 444 have been accounted for.
While its territory stretches from Andalusia to Portugal, there are only 589 remaining Iberian lynxes. This green-eyed beauty is threatened by hunting, disease and declining food sources.
The Yemeni mouse-tailed bat
It weighs a mere 10 grammes but is finding it harder and harder to find a protected nesting place, generally under the eaves of houses. Seriously threatened and harassed by man, this bat has been reduced to a population of 150.
The northern hairy-nosed wombat
This marsupial may seem rather stout, but he's a real sprinter who can run speeds of 40 km per hour. Prey to wild dogs, and the destruction of its habitat – limited to a small area of Northern Queensland – there are now only 115 left.
The mountain chicken
The deceptively named Mountain chicken, the Leptodactylus fallax, is actually a rare frog. Already eradicated from several islands in the Carribean, these amphibians are succumbing to the dangers from intensive farming and tourism. Only 132 remain.
The risiocnemis seidenschwarzi
With their big blue eyes and striped bodies, only 50 of these damselflies exist in a tiny area in the Philippine archipelago, in one of the last protected forests on Cebu Island.
The white antelope
The arid regions of Chad or Niger are home to only 90 white antelopes. Also known as addaxes, these herbivores get their food and water from local vegetation. But they’re critically endangered by poaching and rampant oil production.
The blackspot allotoca
While it’s only 5 centimetres long, the tiny blackspot allotoca can be identified by its lovely iridescent scales. While it still exists in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, pollution is dangerously threatening them to the point of extinction. Today there are only 150 left.
Europe, USA, Asia: rare animals around the world.
For 24h, the crocodile is giving up its position in 9 stores and on Lacoste. com. Stepping aside on windows and signs – making space for species that simply don’t have enough.
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