Keeping the March Alive On 4th October the DSWT joined people across the globe in the March for Elephants
Keeping the March Alive
On 4th October the DSWT joined people across the globe in the March for Elephants. The date marked the first anniversary of the iworry International March for Elephants, a global movement that witnessed thousands of people taking to the streets to call for greater protection for these iconic animals. To urge world leaders to make the illicit ivory trade a priority issue and to impose a full international ban on all ivory sales, with coinciding domestic bans.
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjHIk0BC-o4 Since the first march we have seen some positive developments, with the USA destroying 6 tonnes of ivory, China destroying 6.1 tonnes and the issue of illicit wildlife trade, which includes the ivory trade, being discussed at the highest levels of government. There have been many commitments made, which is encouraging, however greater direct action is needed, as was witnessed recently in New Jersey and New York, which implemented ivory trade bans.