This unique business card holder is made from the ivory-like nuts of the tagua palm tree. The nuts are harvested as part of the Tagua Initiative, a Conservation International program which helps to protect endangered South American rain forests. Through this initiative, people in rain forest communities harvest the nuts without damaging the trees or the forest. Your purchase therefore helps to keep the rain forest alive and healthy by making it economically viable. Tagua may also help to protect elephants and walruses, because it is an alternative to animal ivory, so that artisans who once used ivory can continue their traditional work. A Tagua Initiative explanation card also comes with the holder. Discontinued - limited stock available.