One elephant is killed every 15 minutes while rhinos move closer to vanishing forever. Join the Global March ATX in solidarity with thousands around the world to MARCH AGAINST EXTINCTION.
December 2, 2018 EVENT: "Wild Night Out, Innovative Tech Saves Species" Fundraiser
Featuring Robert Hannaford of Air Shepherd, Dr. Mike Slattery, TCU Rhino Project, and Markus van Kempen, IBM’s Cloud Technology, our speakers will share how Drones and other revolutionary technology stops poachers from slaughtering wildlife on the front lines of this crisis. Presented by The Global for Elephants & Rhinos ATX
Date: Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 Time: 6pm-10pm Where: Vuka Gather Venue South, 411 West Monroe, Austin, Texas 78704 Program: Speakers, VIP Dinner, Exhibitors, Tusker Film Trailer, Music, Art, Appetizers, Cocktails, Silent Auction, African Wildlife Safari Raffle, Door Prizes, Family Friendly. For Tickets: https://techsavesspeciesatx.eventbrite.com
In-kind Sponsor: Impact Hub Austin welcomes for profit and nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals to their community workspace. We’re excited to partner with them on our Wild Night Out, Innovative Tech Saves Species Event to set the standard for Austin’s next generation of purpose-based enterprises.
A local 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos ATX raises awareness of threats to wildlife and funds to support top rated conservation organizations working to save threatened species and secure their future. Marching in solidarity with over 140 cities worldwide, The Global March ATX takes action every year locally to change laws and policy globally to prevent species vanishing into extinction. Inspired by the first Kenyans United Against Poaching and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's iWorry marches in 2013, the Global March has evolved into the world's most powerful grass roots movement to save endangered species. The March provides people from across the globe information and tools to come together as ONE VOICE to demand action for protection of elephants, rhinos and other critically threatened wildlife. For more information, please see Global March News page from cities around the globe and our Toolbox page and Press Release.
Austinites have marched in solidarity with cities around the world including the 2016 opening day of CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) in Johannesburg, South Africa. In partnership with the international march and 140 cities around the world, the Global March ATX helped influence CITES VOTE which Approved: 1) listing all pangolin species on Appendix I, ending the trade; 2) decisions to stop the illegal cheetah trade 3) a mechanism to look into trade in African wild dogs 4) protection for imperiled Barbary macaques 5) listing African grey parrots on Appendix I to end pet trade 6) a ban on commercial trade in wild lion bones, skeletons, claws and required South Africa to set a quota for trade from canned hunt facilities. And working with our Global Partner, we helped achieve one of our top goals: The U.S., China and Hong Kong will shut down their ivory trade! But we must continue to save elephants and rhinos from ongoing poaching!
Help us raise awareness and support the best charities working on the front lines to save species through our Wild in Crisis Intervention Fund. Some of our most iconic species are on the brink of extinction. Elephants and rhinos are being poached across Africa and we may lose them in only 10 years. Desert and forest elephants may disappear in as little as 24 to 36 months! Orangutans are losing habitat and their lives to Palm Oil plantations in Asia, the same companies which now threaten wildlife in South America and Africa. It is critical for the international community to come together to stop governmental corruption, bad governance, wildlife crime and demand for ivory, rhino horn and other wildlife parts and put an end to the slaughter of wildlife. Please help us take effective action now so we don't lose anymore species on our watch. Let's work to secure a future for all species! Visit Take Action and Toolbox pages for info and valuable tools. Download Press Release.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Anthropologist, Margaret Mead -
The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos ATX Thanks Our Sponsors:
Capital Printing Company, ImageCraft Exhibits, Lisa Hoffner, WildEye Photography, Violet Crown Cinema, Tesoros Trading Company, Tejas Sound, Reggie Mahadeo, Farmers Insurance, Sheila Westerholm Smith Insurance, Afro Caribbean Soul Collective and BumperActive Tees and Stickers.