|Sunset for Elephants and Rhinos in the Wild?: Illegal Trafficking, Inadequate Enforcement, and Lack of Political Will|
Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
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Extinction is imminent for wild elephants and rhinos due to a confluence of uncontrolled poaching, illegal wildlife trafficking, consumer demand, and the inadequate reach and enforcement of conservation laws. A panel will discuss these issues, including the CITES treaty, relevant U.S. laws, and the potential impact of the U.S. State Department’s new four-part strategy to strengthen and expand enforcement.
Moderator: MARTHA GOLAR, Member, Committee on Animal Law
Speakers: BRYAN CHRISTY, Contributing Writer, National Geographic; Author, Blood Ivory; WILLIAM CLARK, Wildlife Crime Officer, INTERPOL; MAJOR SCOTT FLORENCE, NYS Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation; ADAM ROBERTS, Executive Vice President, Born Free USA
Sponsored by: Committee on Animal Law, Christine Mott, Chair
Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)