On Saturday September 24th, 2016 people throughout the world will march for elephants and rhinos. In Jinja, the Nile River Explorers will however be RAFTING instead of MARCHING!!
For the second year running, Nile River Explorers (NRE) is dedicating a day to conservation with the intent of selling EVERY SEAT on EVERY BOAT and giving all the proceeds of the day to the Uganda Conservation Foundation & Rhino Fund Uganda.
This year’s march is timed to take place on the opening day of CITES CoP17. CITES is a global treaty enacted in the 1970s, CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) aims to ensure the survival of endangered species threatened by international trade.
CITES decisions determine the rules governing the wildlife trade and have an enormous impact on endangered species. CoP17 (the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties) is the world’s largest and most influential meeting on international wildlife trade. It will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24th September to 5th October 2016 and we are mobilizing a massive global presence to pressure delegates to vote with a conscience and DEMAND Appendix 1, NO TRADE.
The plan is to use the Global March for Elephants & Rhinos – Jinja, Uganda FB page to tell the world about the achievements in Uganda and celebrate our successes as a country at the forefront of conservation in Africa. A united gathering of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, conservation organisations, the tourism sector, corporate companies & general public showing support for Uganda’s wildlife.
Lots of fun on the day for $125 per person – you can participate / book a boat for your folks and if for any reason you can not make it – sponsor a UWA ranger / UCF staff / Rhino Fund Uganda ranger.
You do not want to miss this