Singing, dancing and stopping traffic, Malawi’s marchers showed just how passionate they were about saving the world’s elephants and rhinos this morning.
Schools from all over the country came to Lilongwe to join civil society organisations and Parks workers to present a petition to the Government which asked them to:
– Ban all international and domestic ivory trade
– Destroy ivory stockpiles
– Invest in anti-poaching and border force training
– Strengthen and implement strict penalties on all persons involved in the illegal wildlife trade.
The response was fantastic! The Minister pledged to review the Wildlife Act, introduce stiffer penalties and burn the ivory. We will share a copy of the speech shortly.
In the meantime here are some photos below, and please keep up the support and share this news as much as possible so everyone knows what has been achieved today in Malawi.
All the best to other marchers around the world who will be taking to the streets tomorrow. The march was organised by Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, Wildlife Action Group, WESM and DNPW.