On October 4th people in cities throughout the world will march as one voice to save Elephants and Rhinos. The countdown to their extinction has begun… http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org/
Make plans now to join the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos on Saturday, October 4, and help bring global attention to the annihilation of wild elephants and rhinos for the international wildlife trade. Last year marches took place in over 40 cities and more than 15 countries. This year more than 100 cities around the world have marches planned.
Poachers kill an estimated 35,000 elephants each year across Africa – just so their tusks can be carved into trinkets and expensive figurines. That’s nearly 100 elephants a day, or one every 15 minutes.
Rhinos are poached for their horns, which are used for traditional medicinal purposes in Asia, even though the horns are made of keratin, the same protein that makes up hair and fingernails. Of the five rhino species, Sumatran and Javan rhinos are closest to extinction with populations numbering 100 or less, and Africa’s black rhinos are critically endangered. While Asia’s one-horned rhinos and Africa’s white rhinos are greater in number, they are still at tremendous risk.
Unless urgent action is taken to end the slaughter, elephants and rhinos could disappear during our lifetime.