Global March For Elephants And Rhinos Events Kick Off On April 13th; Others Take Place Now Through End Of May

The 5th annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos kicks off in many cities around the world on April 13th and will continue with various events taking place in the weeks before CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP18) in Sri Lanka, which will occur this year on May 23rd through June 3rd.

Poaching as well as the equally pathetic hunting and killing of innocent animals for so-called “sport” are pushing elephants, rhinos, and other threatened and endangered species close to the brink of extinction.

As per the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos website, the march is a signature event that aims to unite people worldwide with one voice to raise awareness, generate global media attention on the crisis, and demand that governments take action to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos and protect endangered wildlife.

For 2019, the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos is specifically organizing a call to CoP delegates to: support up listing elephants to Appendix I, reject the proposal made by some South African Development Community (SADC) countries to re-open the ivory trade and the trade in elephant trophies, and condemn the consideration to allow trade in the Southern White Rhino.

Below WAN has assembled a list of some of the marches scheduled to take place this weekend. A map and details of all CoP18-centered events taking place now through the start of the convention can be found HERE!

Not able to attend an event? People everywhere can still participate by signing automated letters that will be sent to between 18 and 20 email addresses belonging to CITES representatives in various nations HERE!

2019 Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Events For This Weekend include: 

Saturday, April 13th

Tucson, Arizona

Las Vegas, Nevada

Denver, Colorado

Washington DC

Toronto, Canada

Edington, Canada

London, England

Birmingham, England

Rome, Italy

Johannesburg, South Africa

Sunday, April 14th

Memphis, Tennessee

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