The iworry International March for Elephants.
On Friday 4th October the world marched for elephants in over 35 global cities in the first ever iworry International March for Elephants. Supporters took to the streets to protest and call on their Governments to take urgent action to save the elephant from extinction.
Cities included London, New York, Bangkok, Arusha and Cape Town amongst others.
A number of celebrity guests and keynote speakers turned out to show their support for the species. Our Patron Kristin Davis addressed the crowds in NYC joined by award-winning author Bryan Christy, renowned wildlife conservationist Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Dr Paula Kahumbu and model Christie Brinkley. We were also delighted to invite Born Free CEO Will Travers to our March in Washington DC to address the crowds and American actress Kristin Bauer van Straten to talk to those gathered in Los Angeles. Over 10,000 people took to the streets on Friday October 4th - a clear sign the world is calling for change.
Off the streets we also received thousands of wonderful iSupport photos and messages through The Digital March including Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
Photos taken from around the world:
Our message was shared across the globe on Friday October 4th. Read a selection of articles about the International March for Elephants below:
The ivory trade is an international problem and one which must be recognized by Governments worldwide if we are to see any changes. We reached out to national governments in 15 cities on Friday 4th October, asking them to urgently take action in combating the illegal wildlife trade - but this was just the start.
Although the International March for Elephants is now over, elephants still desperately need your support.
Find out how you can show your support.
Click on the links below to see updates and photos from each city march: