SEND AN URGENT MESSAGE TO CITES REPS @ COP18

No trade, no trophies! #SaveOurWildWorld

STOP GLOBAL TRADE in IVORY & RHINO HORN.

We’re building a global movement to save elephants and rhinos and ALL endangered wildlife from extinction.

STOP GLOBAL TRADE in IVORY & RHINO HORN.

We’re building a global movement to save elephants and rhinos and ALL endangered wildlife from extinction.

STOP GLOBAL TRADE in LION BONE.

We’re building a global movement to save endangered wildlife from extinction.

Disrupting the Dominant Conservation Paradigm

The dominant colonial conservation paradigm is failing human and animal communities. A critical analysis digs into these failures, providing a path forward based on justice for all beings.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is to #MarchAgainstExtinction and to work closely with indigenous and marginalized communities, their governments and world leaders to STOP the poaching of elephants and rhinos and to END the trade in ivory and rhino horn.

SEND AN URGENT MESSAGE TO CITES REPS @ COP18

No trade, no trophies! #SaveOurWildWorld

STOP GLOBAL TRADE in IVORY & RHINO HORN.

We’re building a global movement to save elephants and rhinos and ALL endangered wildlife from extinction.

STOP GLOBAL TRADE in IVORY & RHINO HORN.

We’re building a global movement to save elephants and rhinos and ALL endangered wildlife from extinction.

STOP GLOBAL TRADE in LION BONE.

We’re building a global movement to save endangered wildlife from extinction.

Disrupting the Dominant Paradigm

The dominant colonial conservation paradigm is failing human and animal communities. A critical analysis digs into these failures, providing a path forward based on justice for all beings.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is to #MarchAgainstExtinction and to work closely with indigenous and marginalized communities, their governments and world leaders to STOP the poaching of elephants and rhinos and to END the trade in ivory and rhino horn.

Take URGENT ACTION prior to CITES’ CoP18 in Sri-Lanka

Please take quick, easy and urgent action to protect and maintain global trade bans on elephant ivory and rhino horn and say an unequivocal “NO” to issuing permits for trophies.

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GMFER 2019: CoP18-centered events around the world

Udzungwa, Tanzania

Organizer(s): Shubert Mwarabu, President, GMFER-TZ

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Augusta, GA (USA)

Mulanje, Malawi

Organizer(s): Ida Puliwa & the Othakarhaka Foundation

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Durban, South Africa

Organizer(s): Megan Carr and Prathna Singh

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Organizer(s): Megan Carr & Rhinos in Africak; Smaragda Louw & Ban Animal Trading  

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Gabarone, Botswana

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Organizer(s): Adams Cassinga & Conserv Congo

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Accra, Ghana

Organizer(s): Barbara Bilgre

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Nairobi, Kenya

Organizer(s): Vincent Ontita & Wildlife Direct

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Maasai Mara, Kenya

Organizer(s): Prince Harris Pem’s Taga & Friends of Maasai Mara

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Mombasa, Kenya

Organizer(s):

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Marrakesh, Morocco

Organizer(s): Mohcine el-alji

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Maputo, Mozambique

Windhoek, Namibia

Organizer(s): Uschi Webb

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Kikarara, Uganda

Organizer(s): Arineitwe moses

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Organizer(s): Happy Bruno

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Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe

Organizer(s): Chiratidzo E Chuchu

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Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Organizer(s): Prosper Chimbadzwa Cogwigla

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Chimbadzwa Cogwigla

Beijing, China

Organizer(s): Juli James

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Faridabad, India

Organizer(s): Samarrth Khanna

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Aceh, Indonesia

Organizer(s): Liany Sebastian and Chik Rini

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Colombo Sri, Lanka

Organizer(s):Sujeewa Jasinghe, Sudarshani, Fernando, Rosemary Alles (CES and GMFER)

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BEES, Thailand

Organizer(s): Emily McWilliam (BEES, Thailand)

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Queensland, Australia

Organizer(s): Chris Sarjeant, Rosemary Alles 

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Antwerpen, Belgium

Organizer(s): Crabbé Ronny

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London, England

Organizer(s): Maria Mossman, Denise Dresner (AEUK)

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Liverpool, England

Organizer(s): Hazel Jones

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Birmingham, England

Bristol, England

Berlin, Germany

Organizer(s): Heike Altenstein and “Future for Elephants”

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Munich, Germany

Organizer(s): Heike Altenstein and “Future for Elephants”

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Hamburg, Germany

Organizer(s): Heike Altenstein and “Future for Elephants”

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Stuttgart, Germany

Schweinfur, Germany

Organizer(s): Roswitha Hanowski

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Toronto, Canada

Organizer(s): Heather Craig and Janine Cavin

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Edmonton, Canada

Organizer(s): Mary Anne Holm

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Tucson, Arizona

Organizer(s): Renee Behinfar

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Baltimore, Michigan

Organizer(s): Danette Shue

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Denver, Colorado

Organizer(s): Lesley Rupas (Warrior!)

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Chicago, Illinois

Organizer(s): Silvana SD, Brenda Granados, Greg Reynolds

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Honolulu, Hawaii

Organizer(s): Tony Hunstiger and Inga Gibson

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Organizer(s): Nancy Salazar & Debora Toro Osh

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Philadelphia, PA

Organizer(s): Linda Dickinson

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Austin, Texas

Organizer(s): Judy Brey

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San Diego, California

Organizer(s): Beth Hill and Coe Lewis (Nsefu Wildlife Conservation Foundation)

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St Louis, Missouri

Washington, DC

Organizer(s): Jen Samuel and Elephants DC

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Organizer(s): Ximena Merelle Dherve

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Auckland, New Zealand

Organizer(s): Virginia Wolfe

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Khenifra, Morocco

Organizer(s): FatimaZahra Taghlaoui and Barb Mackraz (Olive Seed Foundation)

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Khouribga, Morocco

Organizer(s): Mohcine El-alji, FatimaZahra Taghlaoui and Barb Mackraz (Olive Seed Foundation)

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Mole National Park, Ghana

Organizer(s): Barbara Bilgre

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Kumasi Zoological Gardens, Ghana

Organizer(s): Dr. Meyir Ziekah (Veterinarian) 

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Nsefu, Zambia

Organizer(s): Coe Lewis and Beth Hill (Nsefu Wildlife Conservation Foundation)

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New York, USA

Organizer(s): Wendy Hapgood and the Wild Tomorrow Fund

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Organizer(s): Chick Rini and Liany Sebastian

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

Organizer(s): Leitah Mkhabela Leitah, a Black Mamba Ranger.

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Memphis, USA

Organizer(s): Marilyn Glazzer

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Los Angles, USA

Organizer(s):  Kiersten Cluster from Elephant Guardians of Los Angeles.

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CAMPAIGNS & HIGHLIGHTS

CITES CoP18, Sri Lanka, May 2019

The largest wildlife conference in the world governing international trade in endangered species will be held in Sri Lanka in May 2019.

MORE about CoP18→

Mambas in the Park (MTP)

Many members of the indigenous African communities surrounding Kruger National Park have never seen an elephant or a rhino. Descendants of families who were forced off their land during the creation of the Park, they are cut off from their magnificent wild heritage and the benefits of conservation by generational poverty and the legacy of apartheid. Enter Mambas in the Park (MTP), a program offered by GMFER in partnership with Transfrontier Africa and the Black Mambas. Recognizing that conservation initiatives are not sustainable without the participation of those who live in closest proximity to wild areas, Mambas in the Park brings members of these communities, especially children, into the park with the aim of fostering a life-long appreciation for wildlife. Help us bring more kids to Kruger!

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”
Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist

 More about MTP→

The Music of Change

Shubert Mwarabu is a charismatic Tanzanian musician-activist who inspires young Africans to respond to the crises facing wildlife. The effectiveness and appeal of Shubert’s music has been noticed and amplified by Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and by National Geographic, among others. GMFER is working to help Shubert set up a dedicated recording studio in Dar es Salaam that will allow him to broadcast into the hinterlands, engaging more of the local population in storytelling and music relating to conservation. Shubert needs your help to make the studio a reality!

MORE about Shubert’s studio→

A Mini Forest in Faridabad

From a barren area covered in trash, teenager Samarrth Khanna and his Mini Forest Brigade created a verdant space for people and wildlife in the middle of the city of Faridabad. Samarrth is the founder of “Society Empowered for the Welfare of Animals and Mankind” (S.E.W.A.M.), an organization that engages children and others in understanding and appreciating animals and the environment via hands-on projects and education. GMFER partnered with Samarrth to help make the urban forest a reality, and will be providing ongoing support to the Mini Forest Brigade.

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Send an Urgent Message to CITES Reps @ CoP18

The earth and its creatures, human and animal are at a crossroads; climate change is upon us, as is the escalating loss of wild places; droughts, floods and dwindling wild habitat impose hitherto unimagined stresses on the last remaining populations of iconic wild creatures, cornering them into increasingly smaller fragments of degraded wilderness. In this climate, CITES must reject the call by member nations to assign our wild brothers and sisters a designation that dismisses their sentience, their culture, their splendor and their plight. They are not a “product”; they are fellow travellers who share our earth; the idea that humans and non-humans are indivisible constituents of the same web of life is an idea whose time has come.

“Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed to embrace the whole of creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come.”
– Wangari Maathai,Revolutionary Kenyan Social and Environmental Justice Advocate, Nobel Laureate

GMFER Gear!

Purchase T-shirts, hoodies, hats, bags and much more to show your support for GMFER’s mission of #Justice4All and #Justice4Earth!

 

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Resources

We have a ton of resources to help you organize, including graphics for posters and banners, letters of protest & guides and much, much more.

 

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The Crisis

Wildlife trade fuels poaching and is pushing elephants, rhinos, lions & ALL endangered species to the brink of extinction.

 

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