Worrisome figures in this infographic by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and iWorry. 90% of Africa’s elephants have been killed in the past 74 years and the number of orphans they rescue keeps going up. Please SHARE this to raise awareness, and foster an orphaned elephant on the DSWT’s website at: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/fostering.asp
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As a build up to the upcoming Symposium on International Wildlife Trafficking in London on February 11th and 12th I want to share stories and tales of the wildlife that is trying to be saved. My focus is elephants but the more I look the more I see and the bigger the problems seem to get. Tigers, rhinos, lions…anything that moves seem to be a target. It’s harder to guess what’s not under siege.
But today let’s focus on this story – the story of Garzi and his rescue by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. This is a good story but nevertheless heart wrenching for what this poor guy has to go through. Luckily he lands in safe, warm loving hands. This is just a fraction of the work that this organization does. Here is Garzi’s story.
Why People are Marching – and the Cities Where People are Marching to Ban Canned Lion Hunting
Participating Cities as of January 26th
For the most up-to-date list of cities participating click here.
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm assembly
16:00 in UTC+10:30
12:00 in UTC+11
From NSW Parliament House to Town Hall.
Townsville – no Facebook page yet!
14:30 until 17:00 in UTC+01
Rio de Janeiro
2 pm at Arpoador:
The march will be on the edge of the sea. We will march through 5 km in round 5 more miles in the back. On this day the beach is very crowded and the streets are open for recreation of the people. We’ll walk up to the Arpoador neighborhood Leblon and return to the starting point. We will meet at 2 pm at Arpoador and there we wear the masks and match performances.
11:30 until 13:00 in UTC-06
We will gather outside City Hall, downtown Calgary and walk down Stephen’s Avenue and back to City Hall.
17:00 until 01:00 in EDT
At THE BRASS MONKEY
11:00 in PDT
Nicoya, Guanacaste – * special private retreat event for lions!
15:00 until 17:00 in UTC+01
14:00 to 15:00.
Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
11:00 until 19:00
08:30 in UTC+03
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre at 9am
Western Park, Ponsonby at 1.00pm
13:00 until 14:00
10:30 until 13:30
East London, SA
March Start Time: 11.00am
10:45 – we gather at Unity Park
09:45 until 12:00
Hoedspruit – special event for lions!
11:00 until 13:00
10:00 to 10:30
Madrid is roaring with a big march
SABADO, 15 DE MARZO, PUERTA DEL SOL, JUNTO AL OSO Y EL MADROÑO, A LAS 12:00 HORAS
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
(New location, formerly Dubai)
The UK has 5 cities that are marching in support of Africa’s lions – London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Sheffield and Liverpool. Our goal is to have a White Lion representation at each march to show our support and unity for this cause. In order to show our unity and support for the marches we will identify ourselves with White Lion Tshirts.
If you haven’t already decided to join one of the marches on the 15th PLEASE consider making your voice, your ROAR and your feet count – This is your chance to make a difference for lions and ultimately ALL wildlife.
If you’d like to join one of the 5 marches in the UK please contact Tracey who is co-ordinating the White Lion’s support for the marches in the UK.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Charleston, South Carolina
· WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 11am – 2pm
· WHERE: La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Front of the George C. Page Museum at the lion statue.
· DETAILS: The march begins at 11am. Marchers will walk down Wilshire Blvd in a funeral procession in memory of all the murdered lions to the South African Consulate then return for a rally. The Rally begins when marchers return to the La Brea Tar Pits at appx. 12:15pm.
Our rally features 4 speakers, here’s all the info you might need about it:
Speakers at our rally in Los Angeles include actress and wildlife advocate Tippi Hedren, Founder and President of the ROAR Foundation and the Shambala Preserve, Martine Colette, Founder and Director of the Wildlife Waystation and designated Wild Animal Expert for the city of Los Angeles, Catherine Doyle, Director of Science Research and Advocacy at the Performing Animals Welfare Society (PAWS), and Matt Rossell, Campaigns Director for Animal Defenders International. Vaud & the Villains will provide a New Orleans-style funeral band to accompany our Lion Funeral Procession as we walk down Wilshire Blvd in memory of all the murdered lions to the South African Consulate, then return to the La Brea Tar Pits for the rally. Our Mistress of Ceremonies, actress and Animal Activist Georja Umano from Elephants LA, will speak about her many trips to Africa and give a eulogy for all the murdered lions in a funeral ceremony before our speakers begin.
Where: 10th St & N St.
“When its time for the sun to set and you look back at your life one day – wouldn’t you be bitterly ashamed of ignoring the horrific reality of the animals or would you like to know that you tried to end the terrible suffering our species has wrought on them. ” Christine Jordaan