“MAASAI MARCH TO CALL OUT ON THE HK GOVERNMENT TO BAN THE DOMESTIC IVORY TRADE” 3pm, 21.11.2015
After the considerable success of the LOVE IS WILD Exhibition at Liang Yi Museum, Project C:CHANGE is teaming up with The Elephant Society to organize a one-off “Masai March” led by Sean Lee-Davies, founder of Project C:CHANGE and a Maasai tribesman / conservationist Daniel Ole Sambu. The march will take place from Hollywood Road Park down to Galerie Huit, Soho 189, right through the heart of the major ivory trading district in Sheung Wan. Project C:CHANGE and The Elephant Society will be calling out on the Hong Kong Government to ban the domestic ivory trade outright.
Daniel Ole Sambu has worked on the front lines of the illegal poaching war with the Big Life Foundation in Kenya (biglife.org) since 2009. He is currently in charge of the Predator Compensation Fund with a team of about 52 staff. He will also be joined by Jamie Gaymer, who is head of wildlife and security at Ol Jogi Conservancy (oljogi.org) in Kenya. Both will be attending to march against the ivory trade in Hong Kong as well as the launch of the LOVE IS WILD pop up exhibition at Gallerie Huit, Soho 189 at 5pm.
Celebrity Gaile Lok, one of the stars of the “Love Is Wild” exhibition launch at the end of the march at 5pm at Gallerie Huit, Soho 189. 20 images from the “Love Is Wild” exhibition will be displayed at Galerie Huit between 21st and 27th November, with proceeds from the sale of prints going to charities fighting on the ground to combat illegal poaching and habitat destruction.
Date: 21st November 2015, Saturday
Time: 3.00 p.m. (will take 45 minutes)
Meeting point: Hollywood Road Park (opposite Man Mo Temple),
Destination: Galerie Huit, SOHO 189, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong Island (exhibition launch at 5pm)
Note: Media interview, photographing and filming are welcome