Thank you for taking the time to donate to my page.
At the beginning of the year I decided that I wanted to raise some money for a cause very close to my heart. To raise the money I decided to go on a bike ride, riding solo from Vancouver to Mexico to be exact! The route that I have decided to take will be an estimated 2500 miles and take me just over 2 months. All of your lovely donations will make each day worth it.
I am cycling in aid of the Zoological Society of London's (ZSL) Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) campaign. ZSL is an international conservation charity that has been working for almost two centuries to fulfil their vision of a world where wildlife thrives and is an organisation that I have been personally involved with for a while now.
We’re currently facing a global poaching crisis and IWT, the worlds fourth most profitable illegal trade, is responsible for pushing our much loved and endangered species closer extinction. It is the reason for the catastrophic decline in elephants for their ivory, tigers for their skin and bones, rhino for their horn and pangolins, the most heavily trafficked wild mammal on the planet, for their meat and scales. ZSL is working closely with governments around the world to address IWT. Implementing projects globally, working with national governments and local communities, to protect wildlife, support law enforcement that targets trafficking networks, empowers local communities affected by IWT and reduced demand for threatened wildlife.
The conservation of endangered species is so important and close to my heart so I'm very proud and excited, albeit nervous, to do my part in helping to raise funds for such an important charity and cause.
Huge thanks in advance,