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2015 A Year in Highlights for Elephants

Hi everyone,

As 2015 has drawn to a close we wanted to take a look at some of the victories for elephants around the world. While elephants continue to face numerous challenges there are some things to celebrate.  Let’s take a look:

Poaching

US China Deal to Ban Ivory Trade is Good News for Elephants  Read more here.

New York, New Jersey, and California all have passed laws banning the sale of ivory, with fifteen other states expected to introduce similar legislation in the coming years. Read more here  and here.

Obama proposes sweeping ban on U.S. Ivory Sales Read more here.

California passed AB96, banning the sale of ivory and rhino horn.

Voters in Washington state sent a strong message to the world on November 3 when they passed the country’s first ever comprehensive state ban on commerce in endangered animal species. Read more here.

Tanzania Confident it Can Eradicate Poaching Within 4 Years. Read more here.

A woman dubbed the ‘ivory kingpin’ for her alleged leadership of one of Africa’s biggest ivory smuggling operations has been charged. Read more here.

Namibia’s elephant population grew by more than 70% between 2002 and 2013 from 9,600 to 16,000. Across Northern Kenya there has been a 43% decline in elephant poaching between 2012 and 2014. Read more here.

Community led approach to elephant conservation has a positive impact. Read more here.

Elephants in Circuses

Richmond, VA and Austin, TX banned the use of the bullhook. effectively making it impossible for circuses to force elephants to perform within city limits. Read more here.

Holland bans the use of wildlife from performing in circuses. Read more here.

Trophy Hunting Expo was shut down in Orlando Florida and in Toronto, Ontario

Last but not least over 130 cities all around the world marched for elephants in 2015 – with over 3,000 attending the march in Nairobi and approximately 40,000 people marching worldwide. Read more here.

Elephant Nature Park, Wildlife SOS both continue to do amazing work through education and awareness and the rescue of  elephants and other animals in distress.

This list is by no means complete and is intended simply as a highlight. If we’ve missed something, drop us a line and we’ll add it.

Together we’re making a difference. Let’s keep doing it.

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This is a repost from here.

 

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphan’s Supporting the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos October 3rd and 4th 2015

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2015 Vancouver – Global March for Elephants and Rhinos Marchers’ Toolkit and Resources

10374982_10153053363255358_1265353712870345524_nHello Global (Vancouver) Marchers!

Here is a toolkit to help you get the word out! Posters, petitions, umbrellas and t-shirts are soon to come!

Vancouver March:
October 3rd – 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library – North Plaza – 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Speakers: Dr. Jake Wall – Save the Elephants (African Elephant)
Dr. Hedy Fry  – MP Vancouver Centre
Rosemary Conder – BC SPCA – Elephants in Tourism (Asia)

For those of you attending the Vancouver march and who are interested in helping us get the word out here are a few tools:

Download – Print – Post!

ENGLISH AND CHINESE POSTERS

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SUPPORT OUR MARCH

Umbrellas! Purple and Black are available! $45.00

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T-SHIRTS for SALE – $20.00

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IDEAS FOR SIGNS!

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PETITIONS AND ACTIONS

MEMORANDUM OF DEMAND TO CHINA

STOP THE CAPTURE AND SALE OF BABY ELEPHANTS TO CHINA AND UAE

PRESS RELEASE

Legislative Support!

Global March and Elephant Rhino crisis presented as a private members bill in the BC legislature by Mike Farnworth NDP MLA for Port Coquitlam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-eqW8Algms

DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE SUPPORT

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JANE GOODALL SUPPORT

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Agenda

12:00 pm to 2:00 PM

12:00 to 12:40 – music, face painting, t-shirt and umbrella sales, sign the petition

12:40 to 12: 45 Opening Remarks

Speeches

12: 45 to 12:55 pm Dr. Hedy Fry

12:55 to 1:10 pm Dr. Jake Wall (Save the Elephants)

1:10 pm to 1:20 pm Rosemary Conder (BC SPCA)

1:20 to 1:40 march

1:40 photo, closing remarks, next steps

ABOUT THE MARCH

This year Vancouver joins 10 other Canadian cities on the weekend of October 3 & 4th. Over 120 cities around the world will also be marching to draw attention to the crisis facing these species (and others) and to call for an end to the ivory and rhino horn trade that is pushing these (and many other species) towards extinction.Our march also aims to raise awareness of the issues facing the Asian elephant. It is estimated that there are less than 30,000 remaining with many living difficult (abusive) lives in the tourist trekking and illegal logging industries. Wherever you are find a march near you.

elephanatics.org is hosting this march! https://www.facebook.com/Elephanatics — Like us!

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