By Diana Vollmerhausen
From David Cameron to Stephen Fry to Damian Lewis, politicians, actors, musicians and artists have supported our elephant appeal. Check out our interactive graphic to see what they said.
The number of donations received for the Independent’s Christmas appeal with Space for Giants this year has been unprecedented. Just as overwhelming was the support from celebrities around the world.
From David Cameron to Stephen Fry to Damian Lewis, politicians, actors, musicians and artists - to name a few - have spoken out against the poaching crisis. Through their support we have reached millions more people with our urgent campaign and have raised well over £300,000 for the charity Space for Giants, who will be using the money to end poaching on the ground in Kenya.
Click on the interactive graphic to see who’s backed our campaign and what they said:
Judging by the measure of the support we received, the urgency of this year’s campaign has truly struck a chord with our readers, and our campaign to save the elephants doesn’t stop here. As we move into the second phase, and our focus turns to the political, we need your support more than ever.
On February 13th a conference will be held in London bringing together charities, non-governmental organisations and heads of government from across the world to find global solution to wildlife crime. The conference is hosted by David Cameron and Environment Secretary Owen Patterson and is supported by the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge, making it a high profile event with a real opportunity to create change.
Join the debate on our campaign page over the next month where we will be drawing attention to the key issue and solutions to ending wildlife crime once and for all.