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Global March for Elephants and Rhino 4th October Madrid Barcelona

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Offline steveT

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« on: August 27, 2014, 23:13 PM »
As you may know elephants are again in serious danger from poaching for ivory....fuelled by Asian demand.

Local extinction in west and central Africa is happening and numbers are falling across East and Southern African.

Rhino poaching is increasing rapidly too.

In Barcelona and Madrid, as across the world on the 4th of October there are Marches to protest to Asian governments especially China to do much more to supress demand and take a proactive approach to this issue.

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 13:44 PM »
More information can be found over at the official website including a city search to find the nearest place to take part.

http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org/

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 13:00 PM »
This is from my favourite blog: http://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/elephant-memories.html
and this is another excellent website, which also has a lot for children: How locals and conservationists saved the elephants of Mali amidst conflict and poverty http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0402-hance-canney-elephants.html
Elephants worth much, much more alive than dead, says new report http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1006-morgan-elephant-worth.html

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 21:45 PM »
Thanks Earth Dweller for the links. Great to see some positive news in Mali. I've just got back from Tanzania - they're getting to grips with the poaching but 3 elephants were shot in the park I was at 2 days after leaving - not a remote park - but its the end users that need targeting. On the march it was highlighted that China for example has the power to stop ivory processing over night. That's also where the education and pressure needs to be.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2014, 21:47 PM »
Sorry that should have been Waste-Dweller ......... what is it with guys and names!

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2014, 22:20 PM »
Thanks Earth Dweller for the links. Great to see some positive news in Mali. I've just got back from Tanzania - they're getting to grips with the poaching but 3 elephants were shot in the park I was at 2 days after leaving - not a remote park - but its the end users that need targeting. On the march it was highlighted that China for example has the power to stop ivory processing over night. That's also where the education and pressure needs to be.

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Yes and because it's all black market, it must bne very difficult to find the buyers. I was surprised to read this page http://www.yeartohelp.com/day-316-wild-animals-in-a-silent-room-photos-of-illegal-contraband/ as I'd never really imagined so much would be smuggled into Britain (though it seems obvious now) and one wonders what sort of idiot would even want any of those dead animals or pieces of them. Unfotunately, the economic cutbacks mean that there'll be fewer specialised customs officers and more contraband will pass unnoticed.