Friday, May 2, 2014

Wildlife Conservation Society to Honor Hillary and Chelsea Clinton in June

Twice in September 2013 Hillary and Chelsea Clinton shared a podium to explain the breadth, depth, and dangers of elephant poaching both for the animal kingdom and for vulnerable human populations.  On September 9 at the White House and again at the Clinton Global Initiative on the 26th they explained the complexities and security risks of the ivory industry and the steps being taken by their foundation initiative to combat the ivory trade.


On June 12 at the Bronx Zoo the two will be honored along with Board of Trustees Member Diane Christensen at the WCS gala.

Wildlife Conservation Society to Honor Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala, 6/12

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.
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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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.

WCS Supports Clinton Global Initiative With “96 Elephants” Campaign

96 elephants are killed every day in Africa

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
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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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Congratulations to Hillary and Chelsea on this well-deserved and important recognition and honor!