This weekend marks the second annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. In cities across the world, people will be gathering, uniting to raise their voices against the poaching and destruction of two of our most iconic species.
But what’s the point?
In key consumer cities and areas of transit of ivory and horn, there will be MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding) obtained and delivered to the embassies; like South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Vietnam, and China.
In other cities like San Francisco and New York, groups are writing petitions to be delivered to local and state agencies on the on same day.
And at the very least, creating education and awareness for local communities and schools is vital to the future of not only these two species, but our wildlife in general.
In a nutshell the Global March seeks to:
- ask for political will and leadership to end wildlife trade
- have governments adopt stronger legislation for wildlife traffickers
- ask governments to put a complete ban on trade of wildlife parts
- shut down all ivory and horn industries
Whether in person or behind your computer, you can a part of the change. Please see the Global March page for a city near you.