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Global Walk for Elephants and Rhinos - Vancouver 2017

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Creekside Park

1455 Quebec Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7

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Every year people in over 130 cities around the world organize events to raise awareness of the critical issues facing the African elephant and the rhino. These events serve to keep political pressure on governments to provide solutions today and in the longterm for the survival of these two species.
Every 15 minutes an elephant is poached for its ivory and every 8 hours a rhino is killed for its horn. Ivory and rhino horn are sold illegaly to markets the world over including China, Vietnam, America and many more. Without intervention these amazing wildlife will disappear in the wild within our lifetime.

How is Canada involved in the ivory trade?

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Canada was one of only four countries that voted against all countries closing their domestic ivory trade during the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. At the 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, Canada voted against moving all African elephants to Appendix I to provide them the highest level of protection.

In recent years, Canada has been the sole country to issue blanket reservations on all new CITES listings, and has failed to lift those reservations in a timely manner.

These inexplicable positions put the Canadian government at odds with a growing international movement to save the African elephant from extinction.

Join us for this walk and help raise awareness for this important cause.


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