Monday, 29 September 2014

Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions - Saturday 4th October 2014, Durban

GOING, GOING...GONE - ELEPHANTS, RHINOS AND LIONS


Global March for Elephants, Rhinos and Lions - Saturday 4th October 2014.


The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization cordially invite you to join them at
the Durban Global March for Elephants and Rhinos 4th October 2014.
Durban,
81 Berea Rd, King Dinizulu Park opposite Durban University of Technology
Finishing at the City Hall
Down Dr Pixley Kaseme St (old West Street)
https://www.facebook.com/events/388607577944259/
Find a March near you: http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org



South Africans are uniting with thousands of people in over 120 cities
across the globe asking us all to shun ivory, rhino horn and lion bones as
commodities. Set to be the largest demonstration of its kind ever, the
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) on 4th October will raise
awareness and ask each and every government to publicly destroy their
stockpiles of illegal wildlife products, to show zero tolerance for illegal
trading.

The walk has gained massive support including   Mrs Helen Clark, head of the
United Nations Development Program had this to say, "Together, we have to
work to stop the slaughter...... on the 4th of October in more than 120
location around the world - from the iconic Maasai Mara to New York people
will march for elephants and rhinos ..... find out where you can march for
Elephants and for Rhinos on the 4th of October and please take part. Thank
you"

"Debating the statistics is no longer relevant, " GMFER event organizers
say, "it doesn't matter which data you choose to look at, there is no
denying that the world is rapidly losing elephants, rhino and lions towards
extinction."

Painfully clear too is that even in this 'modern age' a rampant demand for
freshly poached elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn, and lion bones continues.
This growing trade in body parts is a key factor in the demise of these
globally iconic species, and GMFER event organizers say that "killing this
demand is a key part of the solution."

The message is loud and clear and coming from all corners of the globe - at
the current rate of killing and with the growing demand for ivory, horn and
bones, our children's children are highly unlikely to see the most
magnificent animals in the wilds of Africa.

There are times when we have to make crucial decisions based on the
information we've got. GMFER organizers are encouraging us to make such a
decision now, because there is no "later" for the elephants, rhinos and
lions.

The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization cordially invite you to join them at
the Durban Global March for Elephants and Rhinos 4th October 2014.


Kind regards,
Yvette Taylor
The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization
Tel: +27 31 2662024
yvette@earthorganization.org
www.earthorganization.org

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