On June 12 at the Bronx Zoo the two will be honored along with Board of Trustees Member Diane Christensen at the WCS gala.
The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual gala and after-party at WCS's Central Park Zoo on Thursday, June 12. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton and WCS Board of Trustees Member Diane Christensen, will be honored for their commitment to conservation and protecting wildlife and wild places.Hillary addressed this issue as secretary of state, narrated a documentary, White Gold, on the subject which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York last November, and co-authored with Chelsea an op-ed which appeared in the Financial Times in February of this year. In September 2013, WCS launched the 96 Elephants Campaign in support of the Clinton Global Initiative effort.
The gala, An Elephant's Tale, will engage guests in WCS's efforts to save the elephant populations struggling to survive within the forests and savannahs of Central Africa. The evening will serve as a reminder of the crisis elephants currently face in Africa and also as a celebration of these gentle giants who play a crucial ecological role in their habitats.
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Campaign supports and amplifies Clinton Global Initiative to stop the killing, stop the trafficking, and stop the demand
Campaign calls for U.S. moratorium on ivory sales, bolsters elephant protection, educates public about ivory trade consumption
U.S. is a major importer of ivory
Campaign URL: www.96elephants.org
Congratulations to Hillary and Chelsea on this well-deserved and important recognition and honor!
NEW YORK (September, 26, 2013) — The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today a campaign to amplify and support the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment to save Africa’s elephants. The CGI commitment to end the crisis facing Africa’s elephants was made today by Secretary Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, representatives from African and Asian nations, and a powerful list of several conservation NGOs.
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