With less than three days to go until World Elephant Day 12 August 2020 the following organizations have come together for our elephants, for elephant conservation. There are “elevents” for everyone!:
- “Let’s Put Lucy on the Agenda!” Sweet elephant Lucy has been living in the Edmonton Zoo for over 43 years and LEAP Lucy’s Edmonton Advocates’ Project, has been tirelessly advocating for Lucy’s release for years. It is time for Lucy to leave that cold, restrictive environment in Canada for sanctuary in the USA. Please donate to help our Lucy the elephant!
- “Take the Elephant Trumpet Challenge to Make It A Million Signatures!”
Canada, you can do this. This is the Make It A Million promotion for the Ivory-Free Canada petition.
This “petition asks the Canadian government to ban the import, domestic sale, and export of elephant ivory in Canada, whether it be raw ivory, worked ivory or a hunting trophy.”
Elephant Spoken Here signed the petition and shared it on our facebook page. There is still time to sign this petition, for our elephants.
- “Ride Bikes, Not Elephants 2020”
This event takes place from 10 August 2020 – 30 September 2020 & is presented by World Animal Protection While donations are appreciated there is no entry fee. Information: on the 2020 Wellness Challenge Ride Bikes Not Elephants
- “‘When Elephants Were Young’ Movie Screening and Question & Answer Session on 12 August”
Presented by Thailand Elephants . ‘When Elephants Were Young’ was “written, filmed and produced by Patricia Sims, the founder, of World Elephant Day” The event takes place from 7 pm to 9:15 pm BST (with a 5 minute break at 8:30pm) Must purchase tickets to participate in this event. synopsis: “A young man and his young elephant street beg in gritty Bangkok amid the controversial elephant business that threatens their survival, until the opportunity comes to release the elephant to the wild.”
- “‘Protecting Elephants in India’ – Webinar by Wildlife SOS“
“Watch live online Aug 12, 2020 at 1:30 pm GMT; 7:00 pm IST; 9:30 am EDT” Must register.
“The webinar will focus on the conservation of elephants in India, including Wildlife Protection laws, avoidance behaviour, conflict mitigation and safeguarding their ecology among other things. Kartick will also be sharing his experience with adopting humane and scientific approach for management of elephants, the importance of enrichments for the gentle giants in rehabilitation centres and the facilities available for medical care in India’s first elephant hospital and ambulance.”
- “Skype in the Classroom: Join the elephantastic live event!”
“Utilizing photos, Q & A, storytelling, and live-streaming EleCams in the elephant habitats, our educators will help your students foster a deeper understanding of elephants and their complex needs.”
Presented by The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee 12 August 5 pm PST ( Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register! Update: “Join The Sanctuary on August 12 at 10 a.m. PST (12 p.m. CDT, 1 p.m. EST) for a Skype-in-the-Classroom LIVE event, fun and free for the whole family. No registration required.”)
- “World Elephant Day Celebrations with Video launch, Poster Competition & Quiz”
Presented by the University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India, and the Karnataka Forest Department, India
Participate in the Design a Poster Competition (prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place) & take part in the Elephant Quiz online (those “who score more than average marks will receive an e-certificate of achievement.”)
- “The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee: Virtual Event on World Elephant Day”
“Tune in to Facebook Live on August 12 to watch conversations with The Sanctuary’s International Partners and author of Last Chain on Billie, Carol Bradley. 8:00 a.m. CDT Conversation with Wild Welfare
10:00 a.m. CDT Conversation with Elephants without Borders
2:00 p.m. CDT Conversation with Working Dogs for Conservation
4:00 p.m. CDT Conversation with Wildlife SOS
6:00 p.m. CDT Conversation with Carol Bradley”
- “Elephants: The Untold Saga”
A discussion (5 pm-6 pm, 12 August 2020) of “human-elephant conflicts, impacts of development projects on elephants and the interventions required to mitigate such losses.” With panelists Neha Sinha & Venetia Sharanya. Must register.
- “Akashinga: The Brave Ones from James Cameron”
watch this film on World Elephant Day only (streaming free) about a devoted, “all-female anti-poaching team of rangers in Zimbabwe.”
- “San Diego Zoo Global’s Wild Wednesdays: Rescuing and Reintroducing”
Blink and you will miss it: a webinar on elephants will be presented from 10 – 10:45 am PST on August 12
- “LEAP Presents: Art for Awareness to Honor World Elephant Day 2020”
This event, an online art auction, took place on Saturday August 8 from 12pm MST-7pm MST
For more information see the events page on the World Elephant Day website, the source of all quotations in this post.
Images: by World Elephant Day banner; by Elephanatics #IvoryFreeCanada Campaign; CC Flickr by Earth Touch close up feet trunks and wide eared baby elephant & close up African elephant face An Elephant in the Darkness; by Ganesh raghunathan Asian elephant calf takes a nap with family watching
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