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Global March for Elephants & Rhinos (London) 4th October 2014

Elephants and rhinos are being poached to extinction. Join the march in London on Oct 4th along with 120 cities around the world to demand an end to the slaughter and the trade in ivory and rhino horn – FOREVER. Without our help elephants and rhinos will not survive – the countdown to their extinction has begun. It’s up to all of us to ensure this tragic scenario NEVER HAPPENS and they are given their last fighting chance to survive and recover their numbers. Please march to save them!

Globall March for Elephants & Rhinos - London 4Oct2014

★★ DETAILS ABOUT THE MARCH in London:★★

Location: from Cavendish Square W1 to Parliament Square SW1P

Length of route: 1.7 miles

Meet at Cavendish Square at 1pm. The closest tube is Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines). There are several exits on Oxford Circus – you want to be on the north side of Oxford St, on the corner of John Lewis and Holles St; walk down Holles St and you’ll be in Cavendish Square (we’re meeting in the central area).
We will hear our first speaker, environmentalist (and Boris’s dad) Stanley Johnson, and then set off from Cavendish Square at 1.30.

The route is 1.7 miles and will take around 45-60 minutes to walk. For those who would rather not walk the whole route, or have small children, you can meet us in Trafalgar Square to walk the last bit, or join us at the end n Parliament Square (Westminster Tube – Circle, District, Jubilee lines).

At Parliament Square we’ll be hearing from our four speakers – Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild, Simon Jones of Helping Rhinos, conservationist Ian Redmond, and journalist Nicky Campbell. We also expect some celebrities to attend, including John (‘Boycie’) Challis and Rula Lenska. .. and other surprise guests!

This route will take us through the heart of London and its main shopping and tourist streets on a busy Saturday. This means the march will have maximum visibility and be seen (and heard!) by huge numbers of people, which is fantastic. But it also means we‘ll be negotiating some narrow streets as well as very big and crowded ones, as well as busy traffic and many street crossings. So please take care as you march!

Facebook event page for March in London

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I took part in the `Global march for Elephants (2013, London) last year – dressed in my `Elephantom Eco-Hero’ costumes. This year, I plan to do something that looks like a Rhino.

-Mani Navasothy

Blog:  Elephantom Eco-Hero & March for Elephants  2013 in London

Global March for Lions (London) on 15th March

Ban canned Hunting of Lions - March in London 15th March 2014
Ban canned Hunting of Lions – March in London 15th March 2014

South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in various cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions caught up in the canned hunting industry.

The march is to be held on Saturday 15th March 2014.

What is Canned Hunting?

Canned hunting is where the target animal is unfairly prevented from escaping the hunter, either by physical constraints (fencing) or by mental constraints (tame, habituated to humans.)

There are fewer than 4000 lions left in the ’wild’ in South Africa, but more than 8,000 in captivity, being bred for the bullet or the arrow. Lion farming is a real threat to wild lion prides, for many reasons.

The on-going capture of wild lions to introduce fresh blood into captive breeding, and the growth of the lion bone trade to Asia will impact severely on wild lions from poaching.

This toxic and cruel industry needs to be closed down.

March in London

The March on 15th Match is a global event..taking place on many cities of the world.  But in London, it is being organised slightly different. There will be 8 mini-marches, starting at different locations around Central London, and all culminating at Trafalgar Square, London..

Base – Trafalgar Square
Route 1 – Westminster Bridge
Route 2 – Parliament Square
Route 3 – St James Square
Route 4 – Buckingham Palace
Route 5 – Palladium Theatre
Route 6 – Leicester Square
Route 7 – London University
Route 8 – Waterloo Bridge

**For anyone unable to March, or you simply wish to stay in Trafalgar… you can. Gather at the same time (2pm), leaflet and await the excitement**

All routes finish outside South Africa House, Trafalgar Square (North Terrace).

This is a peaceful event, education of both children & adults is vitally important, therefore children are welcomed.

Please click the facebook event link below (London) to get involved.

-Mani Navasothy

ps. Contents taken from websites quoted below.

Link

Facebook page- London March against Canned Lion hunting

Campaign against Canned Hunting 

Earth Hour – 29th March – Eco-Ceremony & Social in London

Gaian Times- eco-spiritual e-magazine