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Hear Them

We are looking for children like YOU to help highlight the plight of rhinos and elephants.

It’s currently estimated that there are only around 350,000 elephants and 29,000 rhinos remaining in the wild. On average one African elephant is killed every 25 minutes for their tusks (ivory) and one rhino is killed every 12 hours for their horns. Ivory is carved into trinkets, jewellery and decorative statues and rhino horn is used in traditional medicine and as a status symbol to display success and wealth.

We need to do all we can to conserve these iconic species from extinction. Could you help?

How to enter

Get creative ‘Hear Them’ is our kid’s campaign, whereby children passionate about conservation can record a short video to give the highly endangered rhinos and elephants a voice. We want to hear from YOU!

What would rhinos and elephants say about everything that is happening to their species? How do they feel? What are they concerned and confused about? Do they have a solution?

  • Your video clip can be recorded on a phone camera but for the clearest recordings possible we encourage a plain background, a quiet environment, somewhere that is well lit and for those featured in the video to be filmed from the ‘shoulders up’.
  • Videos are to be no longer that 5 minutes.
  • Videos must be entered by 9th February.
  • Post your video linked to @IAPWA with the hashtag #hearthem

Winners will be invited to our ‘Art for Wildlife’ event at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Saturday 23rd Febuary, where the best videos will be featured on the big screen so that everyone can hear your voice speak for rhinos and elephants! There are also some amazing runners up prizes.

There are three age categories for the competition:

  • 5 – 8 year old
  • 9 – 12 year old
  • 13 – 16 year old

Get creative and good luck!