Thousands of Activists for Peace from different countries unite in the global summons of the UN for the future of wildlife.
The GEAP executed environmental marches and parades in Latin America, the United States and Spain on March 3rd.
With the theme: “Save the wildlife of our Mother Earth”, thousands of people in Latin America, United States and Spain raised their voices and made convincing actions by executing these Environmental Marches and Parades developed by the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP), in unison to the annual summons of the United Nations for the celebration of World Wildlife Day on March 3rd.
The GEAP coordinated these activities through their Integral Program “Children of Mother Earth” in more than 20 countries and approximately 115 cities, promoting the UN’s objective, immersed in this celebration, with this globally annual theme being: “The future of wildlife is in our hands”, with campaigns that were primarily focused on African and Asian elephants.
In this way, the Activists for Peace, apart from celebrating the beauty and variety of the flora and fauna of the planet, performed educational actions to sensitize and create awareness of the urgent need to combat crimes against nature, which carry devastating consequences on humanity; at the same time, they promote the invaluable benefits and the transcendence that conserving these life forms and all Mother Earth’s systems have.
The marches, parades and environmental activities were held in public spaces, main avenues, educational centers, recreational areas and areas with high natural value; places in where the Activists for Peace turned into ostentatious and resonant stages, with presentations of numerous plays, creations, and cultural manifestations.
In a creative way and under the concept of the five R’s (Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Reject and Re-educate), the volunteers represented a variety of species of wild animals and plants that were at risk of extinction in their respective countries.
The environmental parades were constituted by educational modules, in which the objectives of the celebration and the Universal Rights of Mother Earth were displayed and the presentation of the Environmental Movement of the GEAP: “Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth”, which is constituted by six brigades that include Vegetal and Animal Biodiversity. (See: Presentation in Colombia of the Environmental Movement “Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth”)
The sum of volunteers to the movement was enhanced during the celebration, registering more than 3,000 new Guardians, who integrated with an active form and manifested their compromise in future activities, among those being ephemerides such as the International Forest Day (on March 21st) and World Water Day (on March 22nd).
These events were made with the support of governmental organizations, ministries and secretaries of the environment, educational institutions, business and NGO environmentalists; with the massive participation of Activists for Peace, students, teachers, governors, mayors, deputies, ecologists and the public.
These activities permitted the establishment of compromise and alliance in the environmental field, from individuals as well as agencies and Government institutions and civil society, with actions, projects and events that the GEAP promotes through the Program “Children of Mother Earth”.
The GEAP joins the UN this 2016 in the effort of an indissoluble link
In this year, the UN continues to call upon the Member States, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, the civil society and all the people to participate in this day of global celebration of nature; and emphasizes that the local communities can play a positive role in stopping the illegal trade of wildlife.
Because of this, the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands” seeks to strengthen the indissoluble link between wildlife, the people, and the sustainable development; encouraging the responsibility of each generation on the protection of wildlife; likewise, it calls for attention on the imminent necessity of the national action that needs to be taken to ensure the survival of the most and less known species in their respective habitats.
Attending this global summon, the GEAP moved these Environmental Marches and Parades, to maximize the work for the protection, care, and guard of all the systems and living beings that inhabit Mother Earth.
“The human being was placed to guide, respect, guard and protect our Mother Earth; to be a guardian of the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and all its ecosystems. If were talking in legal terms, the human being becomes the legal guardian of Mother Earth, therefore, it has the fiduciary and citizen’s obligation to care for the mentioned, as well as all the species that inhabit her.”
Countries that participated in the environmental parade “Let’s save the wildlife of our Mother Earth”
In Argentina, with an attendance of more than 100,000 people
Argentinians of all ages filled the main streets of Olavarría, Córdoba, Resistencia, Mendoza, Jujuy and Tres Arroyos; the grand environmental mobilization promotes the participation of educational centers, governmental institutes, ecological organizations and the general citizenry. In between parades, banners, posters, masks and many colors, the representation of vicuñas and yaguaretés, native species that are at risk of extinction, were shown. The settings for these activities were in emblematic parks of their respective cities, like the Bio-Park “La Máxima” in Olavarría, in which protected species live. (See full note)
In Bolivia, they proclaimed: Stop the commercialization of wildlife!
The Tres Pasos Al Frente Ave., in which a commercialization of animals is produced, was the setting for this activity which promotes a stop to the commercialization of fauna. The event counted with the participation of the Secretary of Environment, the National Police, the volunteers of the Green Cross, the National Ecological University, the Universidad Cumbre and students from different educational units. (See full note)
The giant of America sounded the call for the defense of the endangered species
Motivated by living in the country with the most biodiversity of flora and fauna on the planet, the Activists for Peace in Brazil led massive displays of the Environmental Marches and Parades developed in 13 cities of the nation, with the participation of more than 1,200 people; they counted with the support of secretaries of environment, educational institutes and municipal guard. A great movement in social networks was registered in this nation, with the hashtags of the celebration, like: #GEAP #globalembassyofactivistsforpeac #childrenofmotherearth #MotherEarth #WWD2016 #UN #UNEP #InOurHands (See full note)
2,000 people signed as new Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth in Colombia
The streets of Colombia dressed in colors to proclaim a stop to the aggressions and crimes against nature, with multitudinous parades in more than 40 cities that had a special emphasis of fauna and flora in risk of extinction, highlighting the decreed for the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, like the Andean bear. 2,000 volunteers registered in the movement of the Guardians, and a total of 200 governmental entities, foundations, ecological groups, among others, supported and participated these activities. (See full note)
Chileans raised their voices for the defense of 223 species of fauna and flora at risk of extinction
In the environmental celebration, the Chileans promoted the defense of 24 species of trees, 179 vegetal groups and more than 20 animals at risk of extinction, like the hemul, the Chilean puma, the flamenco, the black necked swan, the frog, the chilote fox and the rhea. The marches and parades were held in the following cities: Antofagasta, Quilpué, Santiago, and Talca, with a registry of 71 new Guardians.(See full note)
In Spain, the pedagogical works stood out
Aware that Spain is one of the European countries with most wildlife wealth, but that they currently count with a high number of endangered plants and animals, the Activists for Peace of this country started these activities with pedagogical and informative works, workshops and makings of masks and garments that represent the 16 species in risk of extinction; everything being developed with the focus of the 5 R’s. Institutions like CEIP Marcel·lí Domingo, CEIP Sant Pere i Sant Pau, Ludoteca and Centre Obert del Centro Cívico de San Pedro and San Pablo were addressed. (See full note)
In U.S.A., the new generations were protagonists of the safeguarding the future of Mother Earth
Since “education is the most powerful weapon to transform mentalities and, consequently, to change the world”, the GEAP in the United States gave prominence to children and younglings of different educational institutions, to whom they were educated on the wild species that are at risk of extinction or in protection of the Government. A great reception was registered in Washington D.C. and Texas, and the cities of Miami, Virginia, Oklahoma, Brownsville, and Nebraska. (See full note)
Environmental mobilization in Guatemala unifies forces for the future of Mother Earth
Municipalities, representatives of departmental governments and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources; as well as students from different educational institutes from the Rural University, boy scout groups, media and the rest of the Guatemalan citizenry unites in the recognition of the responsibility of humanity with Mother Earth. Marches and informative stands were set in Guatemala City, Escuintla, Sacatepéquez Ciudad Vieja, Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán, Jutiapa and Villa Nueva. (See full note)
A legacy of Honduran activists: “Every living being has a right to live”
Honduran Activists for Peace assumed their individual and collective responsibility to work for the preservation of all flora and fauna species in their country; the Environmental Parade educated hundreds of children and younglings in the respect of the rights of all living beings, as a legacy to future generations. Alliances with the Organization of Tegucigalpa, Ecological Federation were established. (See full note)
Nicaraguans promote the protection of the “Heart of the Mesoamerican Biological Racer”
The protection of Bosawas’ Biosphere Reserve, known as the “Heart of the Mesoamerican Biological Racer”, was the special theme promoted by the Nicaraguan Activists for Peace, in the celebration of March 3rd; with the participation of diverse ecological organizations, they were able to promote the guard of Bosawas, which is an area recognized for its rich biodiversity and numerous species that are poorly recognized, in this reserve there are the last populations of numerous species, such as: the giant anteater, the “tapir de Biard”, the Central American spider monkey, the jaguar, the harpy eagle and the American crocodile. (See full note)
Paraguayans decide to act for the future of the flora and fauna
In the celebration of World Wildlife Day, the Activists for Peace in Paraguay executed a great mobilization through the Environmental Marches and Parades of the GEAP, by making a call for the citizen’s awareness and the continuous acts in favor of nature, recognizing that the future of wildlife is in the hands of humanity. (See full note)
An educational experience for more than 500 students in Puerto Rico
With a special emphasis in the education of future generations, the Activists for Peace in Puerto Rico executed two Environmental Parades in the city of Cayey; activities that initiated in the younglings a compromise with the preservation of the fauna and flora of the planet. More than 500 students witnessed plays and diverse creations that permitted a different educational experience; they learned more about the Coquí and Iguaca, and they were alerted on how the deforestation causes havoc in the ecosystems of their regions. (See full note)
A massive display of multitudinous parades was registered in all Venezuela
A massive display of multitudinous parades was registered in all Venezuela
Thousands of Venezuelans participated of the Environmental Marches and Parades that embraced the whole country. Botanic parks and zoos were the main settings of these activities, with the support of governmental entities, media, organizations and ecological businesses; with the presence of government authorities, magistrates, deputies, mayors, academics, and the distinguished participation of students of all levels. (See full note)
Stop the illegal trade of wild species! Proclaimed the Mexicans in more than 30 cities
27 environmental marches and parades were executed in more than 30 cities of Mexico, in unison with governmental entities, environmental ministries, ecological organizations, media and the public, to encourage a global sensitization for the wild fauna and flora in risk of extinction, and to promote the attention and action of the police in the matter. (See full note)
New generations in Costa Rica are educated as Guardians of the Mother Earth
With the purpose of promoting the Environmental Movement “Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth”, the GEAP in Costa Rica involved approximately 500 elementary students in the annual celebration, who were encouraged to be a part of the compromise for the protection and future of wildlife and all the living beings that inhabit Mother Earth. (See full note)
Panamanian Activists: Let’s save the Harpy Eagle, the Whiteface Monkey and the “Oro de Dairén”!
Panamanians join the call Let's save the wildlife of our Mother Earth!, proclaiming and exhorting that citizens must assume the responsibility of protecting and defending the endangered species of the nation; among which are: The Harpy Eagle, the Whiteface Monkey, the Puma and the exotic tree of Cocobolo called the “Oro de Dairén”; this way they made an emphasis towards the constitutional basement to the law no. 24 of the year 1995, that establishes the protection of wildlife, cataloging it as a public patrimony and of public domain its protection and conservation.
Awareness and action in El Salvador for the future of the wild species of the Mother Earth
Activists for Peace in El Salvador mobilized the citizenry and especially the diverse authorities, government organisms, private businesses, schools and environmental organizations to celebrate World Wildlife Day promoting the awareness and action in favor of the preservation of wild animals and plant species in risk of extinction, through marches and parades. (See full note)
Ecuador declared itself in defense and protection of wildlife on March 3rd
The movement of the GEAP involved thousands of Ecuadorians in the celebration of World Wildlife Day, for a culture of respect and love for Mother Earth. Banners, costumes and different creations allusive to the species of the fauna and flora, especially the ones endangered in this region, filled the streets of Ecuador in favor of its defense and protection. (See full note)
The Navy of Peru joined the international environmental movement Guardians for Peace of Mother Earth
The environmental movement “Guardians for the Peace of Mother Earth” involved members of The Navy of Peru to voluntarily work for the defense and protection of Mother Earth, of all its systems and living beings that inhabit her; these alliances and compromises were established in World Wildlife Day. (See full note)