Back from a glorious trip and eager to share images and information on my elephant encounters, particularly those with the elusive forest elephant in the Congo. But first, I wanted to get this important date on your calendar.
On Friday, October 4, the International March for Elephants will take place in 15 cities around the world. The march is sponsored by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a wonderful organization that I have often mentioned on this blog. All continents, save Antarctica, are represented, an exciting, global display of concern about the elephants.
Kenyan Jim Justus Nyamu has already walked 1500 miles in Kenya educating communities on the irreversible damage associated with killing elephants for their ivory. Jim is taking his message to the US by walking from Boston to Washington, DC, where he will take place in the Capitol City’s march on October 4th. Those of you who live in the northeast corridor can join him between now and then if you have some time on your hands. Follow his route on: http://www.ivorybelongstoelephantswalk.com/
For more inspiration, please watch the WWF’s latest video in their “Stop Wildlife Crime” series on elephant poaching by clicking here.
I plan to march in the New York City event. For details, click on the city nearest you below or go to: http://www.iworry.org/