iworry International March for Elephants Friday
Today we ordered a laptop computer for our friend Frank Wilyfred Sifuel in Moshi, Tanzania to help him with his elephant conservation and education projects and to Skype with his students at the Azimio Primary School. Tomorrow Frank will lead a local March for Elephants to bring attention to the fact that Tanzanian elephants could become extinct within 7 years.
Frank is coordinating his walk in the southeast African tourist-friendly country with the iworry International March for Elephants that will take place tomorrow, Oct. 4, in 15 official cities worldwide to highlight the problem of poachers killing the equivalent of one elephant every 15 minutes for their ivory tusks—up to 36,000 last year. This campaign, which highlights the concern that African elephants could be extinct by 2025 in the wild, not just in Tanzania, is led by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Andrew Stewart, director of Hope Elephants, will also be walking tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 6. He will leave from the The Hartstone Inn (next to Rite Aid) at 3:30 p.m. and will proceed to the Camden Public library. He welcomes you to join him.
If you are not in the Camden area, please consider joining a walk in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, overseas or organizing your own local walk. More information about these walks, the iworry campaign, and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is available at http://www.iworry.org.
Hope Elephants, located at 49 Hatchet Mountain Road (Route 235) in Hope, Maine, is a unique rehabilitation and educational facility for injured and retired elephants. Our mission is to provide a unique and caring home for injured and aging elephants, and to provide an educational program that inspires visitors to participate in wildlife conservation. We collaborate with individuals and organizations committed to wildlife conservation, especially those working to protect and preserve elephants.
Hope Elephants is the only facility in the U.S. where elephants receive daily state-of-the-art medical and physical therapy and nutritional support. All care is administered by our committed and professional team of experienced elephant handlers and veterinarians.
For more information about Hope Elephants, please see www.hopeelephants.org or www.facebook.com/hopeelephants.