March for elephants and rhino

2015-09-30 06:00

IT is estimated that one elephant is killed every 15 minutes on the African continent, 100 elephants are killed every day, 35 000 elephants are killed every year, one rhino is killed every seven to 11 hours and extinction looms within a generation.

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) has worked tirelessly both locally and globally to bring attention to the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn and to expose the tragedy of poaching that destroys both animal and human lives.

Durban will be joining over 100 other cities around the globe in organising a march and speaking out for elephants and rhino on 3 October at 10am to 1pm at the Durban beach front, Snell Parade.

“We’ll gather at the amphitheatre area demanding an end to the ivory and rhino horn trade in China, Vietnam, the U.S., and an end to the trade anywhere ivory and rhino horn are commoditised. “Last year 2014, more than 135 cities from all seven continents marched around the world in solidarity for elephants and rhinos,” GMFER stated.

#GMFER is a grass-roots all-volunteer organisation that works on behalf of Earth’s last elephants and rhinos. They are a dedicated group of advocates, lobbying strategically to promote local and global awareness about the elephant and rhino crisis, calling for governments to take immediate action to end poaching in range nations, and demanding an end to the ivory and rhino horn trade at all levels: locally, nationally and internationally. For more information visit www.march4elephantsandrhinos. org - Supplied

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