2nd Global March for Elephants & Rhinos, London – Oct 2015
On 3 Oct 2015, the 2nd Global March for Elephants and Rhinos took place in London and 130 other cities around the world. The main focus of the London march was to urge the government to take action to help save African elephants. At the end of the march, representatives from Action for Elephants, Born Free, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and IFAW delivered a letter to Prime Minister Cameron urging him to fulfil his manifesto pledge to ‘press for a total ban on ivory sales’.
Ian Musayni, First Counsellor to the Malawi High Commission spoke at the event
Among our speakers, we were honoured to welcome Ian Musayni, First Counsellor to the Malawi High Commission, who spoke about the decimation of elephants and rhinos by poachers in his country, and that saving Africa’s wildlife is ‘a global problem requiring a global response’.
The value of the Global Marches was noted by the ShareAmerica government platform, which counted them as one of the three factors that made ‘2015 a big year for elephants’, saying ‘According to experts, these marches keep political pressure on leaders to protect the world’s largest land animal.’
Watch short video of our march and see more pictures of it here.