Tonight, join ABC Carpet & Home & National Geographic as they present “For the Love of Elephants: protecting the endangered African elephant by ending illegal wildlife poaching” a conversation with Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, The Clinton Foundation.
ABC Carpet & Home
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Special guests include John Heminway, producer, director & writer of Battle for Elephants, Chairman of Wildlife Direct Bryan Christy, wildlife investigative journalist, and contributing writer for National Geographic, and Joshua Ginsberg, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Conservation Program, Wildlife Conservation Society.
While elephant poaching has been a serious challenge at different points in time for more than a century, it has recently risen to alarmingly high levels. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the African elephant population has dropped from 1.2 million in 1980 to just 420,000 in 2012. While land use pressures and habitat loss pose serious threats to elephants, it is the illegal killing of elephants for their ivory that could cause them to become extinct within our lifetime. Last year alone, 35,000 African elephants were poached for their tusks, for their ivory. – Clinton Foundation