Last weekend, marchers filled the streets of 136 cities around the world to demand swift action to save two of the most iconic (and most imperiled) animals on Earth. From Johannesburg to San Francisco, cries of "No ivory!" filled the streets of six continents as the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos soldiered on.
In New York City, a phalanx of some 300 marchers made their way to the United Nations headquarters, where representatives from several conservation organizations spoke. The mood was one of hope, rather than "doom and gloom."
"We actually can save elephants and rhinos - it's going to happen," James Deutsch of the Wildlife Conservation Society told the crowd.