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We’re ‘turtle-y’ in love with Starbucks’ Philippine Wildlife Collection

By BROOKE VILLANUEVA Published Feb 23, 2021 2:39 am

Are you an animal lover?

Starbucks Philippines just released the Philippine Wildlife Collection that puts the beauty of the country’s most endangered species in the spotlight. 

For every purchase made from Feb. 23 to April 19, they will donate P50 to the conservation initiatives of the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature Philippines—an organization aimed at “building a future where people live in harmony with nature.” 

“The partnership with WWF-Philippines is key to Starbucks Philippines’ commitment to finding solutions that create a positive impact to the environment,” the coffee brand said in a press release. 

Here’s a look at the new line, which is now available in all Starbucks stores and Lazada.

Known for its narrow orange or red stripe on the breast, the Negros Bleeding Heart Bird “has an extremely small, severely fragmented population that is likely to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to forest loss on the two islands where it occurs,” according to BirdLife International. This species, listed as critically endangered, can be found in some parts of Negros and Panay.

Negros Bleeding Heart Bird | Bearista Bear: P1,595 | 12oz Ceramic Mug: P795

As per the Species Conservation Fund, the Tamaraw became a target of heavy hunting and continued habitat destruction in the past century. It’s now the world’s most endangered buffalo species endemic to the Philippine island of Mindoro.

Tamaraw | Bearista Bear: P1,595 | 12oz Ceramic Mug: P795

One of the most endangered turtle species in the world, data posted on Endangered Species International’s official website said the Palawan Forest Turtle (a.k.a. Philippine Forest Turtle) unfortunately “faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future due to lack of basic data on this species, habitat alteration, and illegal rampant trade.”

Palawan Forest Turtle | Bearista Bear: P1,595 | 12oz Ceramic Mug: P795

Photos courtesy of Starbucks Philippines