I was happy to join the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos and to support Lilongwe Wildlife Trust on behalf of Malawi’s Elephants.
This was a timely march in the run up to CITES, The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (www.cites.org), which is taking place right now. My sister Sue Olsen and I will be attending the conference next week and crucial decisions will be made regarding the trade in ivory and rhino horn as well as many other species and their by products. We’ll update you from Cites next week, fingers crossed for positive outcomes.
A huge crowd marched through London to the door of No. 10, to urge the government to take action on closing the UK’s ivory trade.
Elephants and rhinos face extinction unless all countries act together to ban their domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn and protect these species with the strongest possible measures. 🐘📢
Powerful speeches from Virginia McKenna and Dominic Dyer, from The Born Free Foundation and Malawi’s own Ngane, delivered powerful and heart felt messages on the subject. Also speaking were world renown conservationist Ian Redmond OBE and Stanley Johnson, father of Boris Johnson.