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Scenes from Today’s Ivory Crush in Central Park

VIDEO: Scenes from today’s Ivory Crush (click on image or click here.) CREDIT: WCS

Youtube of Ivory Crush B-roll: https://youtu.be/YOHd3BdQlzg

Dropbox for B-roll : https://www.dropbox.com/s/97qoe4zqzxum0yy/WCS%20NYSDEC%20Ivory%20Crush%20Central%20Park%2008-03-2017.mp4?dl=0

Scenes from Today’s Ivory Crush in Central Park

NEW YORK (August 3, 2017) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released photos and video from today’s ivory crush held in Central Park, where two tons of illegal ivory were destroyed in a rock crusher.  The event was organized by WCS and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), with support from Tiffany & Co., a longstanding leader in sustainability and a member of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance.

Said John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of WCS’s 96 Elephants campaign: “Today is a great day for elephants and a really bad day for ivory traffickers.”

Click here for more information on the event.

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WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society)

MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: newsroom.wcs.org Follow: @WCSNewsroom. For more information: 347-840-1242.