One elephant is killed every 15 minutes, 96 everyday. Over 100,000 elephants were killed in only 3 years while rhinos move closer to vanishing forever. Join the Global March ATX in solidarity with thousands around the world to MARCH AGAINST EXTINCTION.
* SAVE * THE * DATE * Friday, February 9, 2018, 3-8pm.
Hosted by Ten Thousand Villages of Austin, 4803 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78756
Local Non-Profits, The Global March for Elephants & Rhinos ATX and Biodiversity Present
The 1st Annual "For the Love of Elephants" Valentine's Day Celebration: Enjoy refreshments, music and learn from Women in Tech ATX how innovative technology works to save endangered species. Take advantage of this opportunity to shop at one of Austin's favorite stores to help raise funds to benefit our Wildlife Conservation Fund while supporting artisans from developing countries.
"Working Locally to Save Species Globally"
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 130 cities worldwide, The 2017 Global March ATX took action 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.
In 2016 locals marched in solidarity with cities around the world to coincide with the 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, the Global March ATX made great progress to 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 The Global March ATX helped achieve one of our top goals: China will shut down their ivory trade end of 2017! Our work continues! We act this year for listing the Elephant on Appendix I and other issues to save species!
Our renowned March Speakers share facts, figures and their own personal stories about the ongoing crisis we strive to end. 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 guides and valuable tools to make a difference; also see Press Release.