Our cause for 2017 is Ivory Belongs To Elephants, a project headed by Jim Justus Nyamu a renowned conservationist in Africa.
THE SLAUGHTER OF ELEPHANTS…
….the slaughter of elephants upsets the eco system.
Elephants are leaders & protectors of other animals, without the lions, Zebras, rhinos and even hyenas become unsafe.Our Walk is to create awareness against this slaughter. We will connect with passersby, residents, and leaders of all cities towns & villages we pass through. We hope to educate them, enlist them into our campaign and take a stand against poaching. The murmur of crowds of onlookers and participants ready to share our passion and drive with a willing ear will reverberate across the world.
Walkers connecting with us at every stop will sing one voice – Ivory Belongs To Elephants. Imagine the voices, presence, energy and the message we will share across all cities, towns & villages we pass through and that message will be carried across the globe through social media & mainstream media.
Join us, walk with us, support The Great London to Bristol Ivory Belongs To Elephants Walk this December. We are a united community coming to a town near you.
Please & register to walk or pledge your support.
ELEPHANTS ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE & NEED YOUR HELP
World Elephants Day is observed on August 12th. The day was set up by Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in 2012, the campaign seeks to grow awareness of the plights elephants face, encouraging individuals and organisations to embrace conservation initiatives – and promote better management of those living captive and wild.
They’re intelligent. They’re family-oriented. They have great memories. They are capable of feeling a wide range of deep emotions, from intense grief to joy bordering on elation, as well as empathy and stunning self-awareness. They create complex, supportive societies much like our own. Taking into consideration all of that and much, much more, what’s not to love about elephants? Still, countless elephants are brutally killed every year for their ivory by greedy poachers who then leave their carcasses to rot in the sun.
Poaching & Human conflict
The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, improving enforcement policies to prevent the illegal poaching and trade of ivory, conserving elephant habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and, when appropriate, reintroducing captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.
World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection. On World Elephant Day, August 12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike.
As Graydon Carter, Editor of Vanity Fair put it:
We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits (…) but the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behaviour.