Worldwide Rallies Highlight Plight of Lions, Elephants
At this week's opening of the international meeting of nations that are party to CITES (see above), the Center's Sarah Uhlemann and Tanya Sanerib joined a massive march through the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, advocating for stronger protections for elephants, rhinos and lions. Simultaneously on Saturday, supporters marched in solidarity around the globe in cities like Minneapolis and San Francisco (where Center staff also took part).
These marches helped raise awareness about poaching elephants for their tusks and rhinos for their horns -- and, starting this year, about lions hunted as trophies or for their bones.
Said Tanya, "As countries convened for this conference, they were greeted by hundreds of people passionate about saving imperiled animals from brutal deaths."
Read more in The South African.