On September 24th, 2016, people throughout the world will take to the streets and march as one voice. We will join over 130 cities worldwide in defense of elephants, rhinos, lions and other wildlife. This will be a pivotal day for the future of wildlife. For on this day the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) convenes in Johannesburg, South Africa. 181 member of CITES will vote on issues to have lasting impact on wildlife. We want them to know the entire world is marching to demand their protection!
Unless action is taken now, we will lose these majestic, highly intelligent, and emotionally sentient creatures FOREVER.
More than 35,000 elephants are being killed every year so their tusks can be carved into ivory trinkets. A rhino is slaughtered once every 8 hours for its horn. Their only hope for survival lies in an immediate end to the ivory and rhino horn trade (both “legal” and “illegal”) and the chance to recover from decades of mass slaughter.
Join us to represent ERP, groupelephant.com and EPI-USE in your city at this global event.