HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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***BIKE AGAINST EXTINCTION FUNDRAISER***

Andrea Gatti is a curious traveller, open to experiencing different cultures and passionate about the environment. He works as a web developer and in social media marketing. And now he will be biking from Toronto to San Diego, across most of the USA, to raise awareness about the plight of elephants and rhinos — amazing animals facing extinction.

The cause: Raising money for the "thin green line," the Elephant Aware rangers of the Maasai Mara. Elephant Aware is a community-based project founded in 2009 to protect elephants and endangered wildlife in Masai community lands. Your donation counts!

The Elephant Aware donation page is not working at the moment, so please donate through GoFundMe. Every dollar counts to help the rangers on the frontlines of the war against extinction.

PLEASE DONATE HERE TO HELP THE RANGERS

***PETITION***

In the wake of Sudan's death, please sign this petition to impose trade sanctions on Vietnam for being the #1 culprit of rhino horn trafficking
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From petition:
“THE GREATEST CRIME IN THE WORLD HAS BEEN COMMITTED ON THE NORTHERN WHITE RHINOS, FOR THE MEDICAL EQUIVALENT OF CHEWING ON FINGERNAILS.” 
#SudanForever #ExtinctionIsNotAnOption

https://bit.ly/2JyYbpQ

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Sometimes we can feel helpless to save elephants, rhinos, and other endangered species that live a world away. But there are ways to help! And help we must. Together, we can make a real change. Please join our events (see our Events webpage) and TAKE ACTION in any or all of the following ways. Be the voice for the voiceless and ever give up fighting!  #ExtinctionIsNotAnOption

  • Help elephants #BeHerd and join the STAMPede 96 Elephants.

  • Sign petitions - they often work with enough signatures!

  • Attend protests and marches like our Global March for Elephants & Rhinos!

  • Write a letter to our federal government to ask that Canada end the domestic trade of ivory. Write letters to companies that sell ivory, as well as to safari companies and event hosts based in Canada that offer trophy hunting expeditions that kill endangered species.

  • Do not buy ivory or other wildlife products. Be an elephant aware consumer.

  • Be aware of elephant habitat. Do not buy coffee that is not fair-trade or shade-grown, nor products with palm oil. These commercial crops are grown in plantations that have decimated elephant habitats. Only buy wood products that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which promotes responsible management of the world’s forests – the natural habitat for elephants and other wildlife.

  • Study elephants in their “keystone” role in the environment and interrelationships with plants and other animals because all of nature is interconnected.

  • Visit elephants in countries where they live in the wild – tourism benefits the economy, provides needed jobs, deters poachers and abuse, and gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty, intelligence, and emotional capacity of these magnificent giants.

  • If you wish to experience elephants in their natural environment, choose eco-tourism operators who support local elephant conservation projects and who treat elephants with respect and dignity.

  • Learn about and support organizations that are working to protect habitat for wild elephants and finding solutions for human-elephant conflict.

  • Support organizations that are working to stop the illegal poaching and trade of elephant ivory and other wildlife products.

  • Support organizations that are protecting wild elephant habitat.

  • Support organizations that are building natural sanctuaries and alternative habitat for domesticated elephants to live freely.

  • Do not support organizations that exploit or abuse elephants and other animals for entertainment and profit.

  • Support healthy, alternative, sustainable livelihoods for people who have traditionally relied on elephants, wild animals and natural resources. Learn about indigenous cultures that have traditionally lived in harmony with elephants.

  • Talk about elephants at your school. Initiate an elephant study group to share knowledge and ideas about the plight of elephants and what can be done to ensure their survival into the future.

  • What do you love about elephants? Their intelligence, empathy and caring for one another are just a few of their qualities. Embrace these qualities and live them in your own life.

Global March for Elephants & Rhinos - Toronto supports the following organizations:

RESCUE

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Elephant Nature Park 
Global Elephant Sanctuary 
Born Free Foundation 
Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES)

ANTI-POACHING AND ADVOCACY
International Anti-Poaching Foundation 
Big Life Foundation 
WildAid 
Save the Elephants 
CompassionWorks International 
iWorry (a David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust campaign)