We March Against Extinction and demand governments take action to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos and end the trade in ivory and rhino horn.
With global corruption driving injustice toward animals and humans alike, we further demand transparency and accountability from governments on behalf of Justice for All and Justice for Earth.
GMFER Submits Formal Objection to Proposed Plan for Kruger National Park
A Golf Course?! Clay Pigeon Shooting?! Culling Elephants?! We call that a big FAIL!
GMFER forcefully objects to these aspects of the proposed 10-year management plan for Kruger National Park, which reveals SANParks shifting from its core obligation of conservation to focus on financial gain that harms wildlife and habitat.
For more information:
GMFER Facebook post with more details: https://www.facebook.com/March4Elephants/posts/2105256316159175
Draft plan by Department of Environmental Affairs (and Tourism!): https://www.sanparks.org/…/cons…/park_man/knp/draft-plan.pdf
We believe a new conservation paradigm is needed.
Despite significant resources pouring into Africa on behalf of conservation, wildlife communities continue to be in crisis.
Rosemary Alles, GMFER Co-founder and President
2016 march in Narok, Kenya
Stop a privileged few from robbing life-giving resources that belong to all Kenyans. Consumptive use of wildlife has no place in Kenya!
Take this easy action to send a letter urging the Kenyan government to relegate the counter-productive and failed model of consumptive use to ‘the colonial archives’ where it belongs, and further, to dismantle the task force assembled to reintroduce it.
Demand Ban on Ivory Trade in Japan
Japan has more ivory retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers than any other nation in the world!
Send a letter to demand Japan enact a total ban on domestic ivory trade.
Tell Canada: Ban Sale of Elephant Ivory
At the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, Canada was 1 of only 4 countries to oppose the closure of domestic ivory markets across the globe.
Urge Ban on Trade in Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand have a legal ivory trade!
Sign a letter to urge government ministers to ban the domestic market of ivory and rhino horn.
We advocate year-round for the survival of elephants and rhinos.
Public Pressure to End the Trade
We mobilize timely actions to pressure governments, world leaders and businesses to end the trade. Recent campaigns coordinated with our partners aimed to pressure Hong Kong to ban the ivory trade, South Africa to maintain a ban on rhino horn trade, and Yahoo Japan to stop the online sale of ivory.
Supporting Community-Based Conservation
Shubert Mwarabu is a phenomenal and effective activist on behalf of wildlife in Tanzania, with a keen understanding of community advocacy. In June 2017, he embarked on a journey to the United States as a YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) fellow from Tanzania. GMFER is proud to have played a pivotal role in helping Shubert realize his big dreams.
Representing at CoP17
With a strong, vocal presence at CoP17, GMFER advocated for the strictest possible protections for elephants, rhinos and lions, representing the thousands of people around the world marching to demand CITES representatives vote with a conscience.
Young People Urging Leaders to Take Action
A young man in India, Samarrth Khanna, spearheaded a letter-writing campaign to urge leaders to take action against animal atrocities. When children and young people speak out, someone listens. The future caretakers of our planet and all its inhabitants, young people deserve to inherit a planet where wildlife still roam.
We’re building a movement on behalf of Earth’s last wild elephants and rhinos. Over 130 cities marched in 2016, raising awareness, generating global media attention on the crisis, and keeping political pressure on world leaders to protect our endangered wildlife.
Helping Injured Elephants in Chad
We step up to assist in emergency situations whenever possible. In April 2017, a collaborative effort between Dr. Mike Toft, Foundation Franz Weber, GMFER, SOS Elephants of Chad (SOS Chad) and the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) led to a successful medical intervention on behalf of two African Elephants injured by bullet wounds.
More than 140 cities around the world participated in the 2016 Global March for Elephants and Rhinos.
“According to experts, these marches keep political pressure on leaders to protect the world’s largest land animal.”
“Good news for elephants? Ivory prices plummet.”
ShareAmerica, U.S. State Department
Video promoting GMFER 2016 and the critical role our global voice would play at CITES CoP17.
2017 March Locations
Mombasa & Kwale: Kenya Wildlife Service road show with official ceremony
Dar es Salaam
EUROPE & UK
Los Angeles, California
San Diego, California
San Francisco, California
Grand Rapids, Michigan
St. Louis, Missouri
Las Vegas, Nevada
Buffalo, New York
New York, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina