Like many across the world we were shocked and heartbroken about the senseless killing of Cecil the Lion outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe earlier this month.

We were moved to do something to help towards wildlife conservation in the region and prevent similar losses in the future.  Cecil the Lion was a majestic creature, known for his gentle nature and instantly loved by all who saw him.  He was the leader of his pride and is a great loss to Hwange National Park.  Based on a picture by wildlife photographer Paula French, our designers decided to honour his memory with a laser engraving of his beautiful shape on HTC’s new state of the art smartphone, the HTC ONE M9.  The phone has been embellished with a lustrous layer of 24k Gold by our craftsmen and the collection will be limited to 99 devices.  10% of proceeds from each sale (£159) will be donated to Friends of Hwange, the trust that supports the development and maintenance of Hwange National Park, the home that Cecil was cruelly lured from.

Friends of Hwange is a charity that is working hard towards the conservation of wildlife in Hwange National Park, the home that Cecil was cruelly lured from. Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and faces many challenges such as developing and maintaining water resources, protecting the animals from poachers and maintenance of roads.  The Friends of Hwange Trustees emphasize that 100% of donated money is used in the Park for the good of the animals as the trust does not incur any running expenses outside of the Park and all work done by the Trustees is done so on a voluntary basis. For further information or to make a direct donation to the charity, please visit the charity’s website.

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Cecil the Lion illustration based on a photograph by Paula French

Each device is marked with its number in the series and is available to order from Goldgenie’s website here.

 

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Cecil the Lion illustration based on a photograph by Paula French