Global March for Elephants and Rhinos: Saturday October 4

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos: Saturday October 4
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Marches will take place in 130 cities across the world on October 4, to highlight the plight of rhinos and elephants.

Poaching of elephant tusks and rhino horn is still shockingly high, and extinction is a very real threat for these beautiful animals. Supporters hope to spread awareness and put pressure on governments to end the trafficking and trading of ivory and rhino horn.

London's march is organised by Maria Mossman of Action4Elephants UK. She says, "It would be devastating if elephants and rhinos become extinct within ten years, but that is the frightening reality.

'The march is a way for people around the world to show that we're not going to accept it.'

 Celebrity supporters include Rula Lenska and Nicky Campbell, both patrons of the Born Free Foundation. The route is 1.7 miles long, and speeches will be taking place at its end, in Parliament Square.

  • The London march starts from Cavendish Square at 1pm, and finishes in Parliament Square at approximately 4pm.

For more about...

Saturday's march, visit: www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org

Born Free Foundation: www.bornfree.org.uk

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org