Raise Awareness for World Elephant Day and Be Heard on August 12th!

download (2)With all of the latest news stories regarding animal poaching and harming endangered (or soon to be) animals in the wild, August 12th, 2015 proves to be a very important day for the Wildlife Conservation Society. World Elephant Day is August 12th, 2015 and it is our job to help support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 96 Elephants campaign. This cause is very important for the Wildlife Conservation Society. The 96 Elephants campaign is named for the number of elephants currently gunned down each day by poachers. 96 Elephants focuses on protecting forest elephants from extinction, through awareness and legislation. The cause is aimed at securing effective U.S. moratorium laws; bolstering elephant protection with additional funding; and educating the public about the link between ivory consumption and the elephant poaching crisis..download (1)
More than 35,000 elephants are killed by poachers each year for their ivory and the goal of 96 Elephants is to stop the killing, demand and trafficking of elephant ivory. Last weekend, President Obama announced his administration’s proposal to ban ivory sales in the United States. This is terrific news. Our concern is that the public has 60 days to comment on the bill and then the administration can make changes. We don’t want the bill to become less effective as a result.
downloadThere are a number of ways you can be a part of this and spread the word of support for 96 Elephants and the Federal Ivory Ban. The more you do the more awareness we can raise!
On August 12th, the Bronx Zoo will be having loads of activities for your families to participate in the 96 Elephants campaign such as the:
– STAMPede activity – Kids will be encouraged to color in or use a hand stamp on an elephant foot print to #BeHerd and show their support for elephants.
– Make a pledge to participate in #BeHerd comment days –  go here immediately to sign a pledge: http://bit.ly/1UlvZpI
– Take an #elphie with the World Elephant Day photo booth. Use props & frames to take fun photos to support elephants. Remember to tag with #elphie & #BeHerd
– Visit the World Elephant Day exhibit in Dancing Crane Pavilion
– Sign letters to President Obama supporting the ivory Ban
– Visit a 15 ton sand sculpture of an African elephant!

Even if you can’t get to the Bronz Zoo this week, you can participate by through twitter.
Tweet: Join the #STAMPede! I want my voice to #BeHerd so elephants don’t disappear. Support the federal ivory ban. bit.ly/1T0hOng Click the tweet button to tweet this: Join the #STAMPede! I want my voice to #BeHerd so elephants don’t disappear. Support the federal ivory ban.
Follow 96 Elephants on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Your postings and support will help to generate awareness and actions to save the elephants for future generations.download (1)

You can learn more about 96 Elephants at the official site, http://www.96elephants.org

{ disclosure: I am honored to be a 2015 Wildlife Conservation Society Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received membership for my participation, but any reviews and opinions are always my own. To see more posts like this, follow #BeHerd }