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Variety of World Elephant Day activities will raise awareness of elephant crisis and help stop poaching for ivory 96,000 messages will be sent to public officials from more than 118 zoos around the U.S. Public is urged to “GO GREY” for elephants Hard Rock Cafe, DoSomething.org will launch campaigns in support 96 Elephants World Elephant Day URL: http://96elephants.org/wed/ NEW YORK (August 5, 2014) The 96 Elephants campaign has launched an elephant-sized effort to commemorate World Elephant Day ...
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New York State Makes History: Sends Clear Message to Criminals Benefiting from the Killing off of Elephants and Rhinos Legislation Elevates Penalties; Emphasizes That Poaching of Wildlife Leads to Security Problems in Communities Across the Globe NEW YORK (June 20, 2014) – The Wildlife Conservation Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Humane Society of the United States praised the New York State Legislature today for passing landmark legislation that bans the sale and purch...
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Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, and Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan District Attorney, urge the New York State Senate to pass the ban on the purchase or sale of ivory.
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Cristián Samper, WCS President and CEO, and John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Pubic Affairs, discuss the “96 Elephants” initiative.
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John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, discusses the 96 Elephants Campaign, including proposed legislation to ban the sale of ivory in New York State.
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6th annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s Bronx Zoo More than 5,000 runners and walkers will help WCS save elephantsSaturday, April 26, 2014Media check-in: 7:00 a.m.Bronx, N.Y. – April 23, 2014 – The sixth annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 26 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. This year’s run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants by raising funds to support the recently launched 96 Elephants Campaign. 96 Elephants is working to: secure moratoria on...
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Scouts join more than 140 organizations seeking global moratorium on ivory Scouts will launch a letter-writing campaign and volunteer at the upcoming WCS Run for the Wild on April 26 at the Bronx ZooCampaign URL: www.96elephants.org NEW YORK (April 14, 2014) – The Boy Scouts of America Greater New York Council has joined more than 140 other groups as partners of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s recently launched 96 Elephants Campaign – an effort focused on securing moratoria on all ivory sale...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 10, 2014) – Today, Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and 96 Elephants Director John Calvelli testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies to describe the need for continued U.S. government investment in international conservation programs within the FY15 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Calvelli called for increases in funding for US Fish a...
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Annual 5k run/walk is dedicated to WCS’s 96 Elephants Campaign WCS Run for the Wild 2014 will raise funds to save elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades96 elephants are killed every day in AfricaRegistration open at www.wcsrunforthewild.orgEvent date:Saturday, April 26, 2014at the Bronx ZooBronx, N.Y. – March 20, 2014 – The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicating the 6th annual Run for the Wild to saving elephants from the worst poaching crisis in two decades. Wildlife suppo...
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As the second-largest market for ivory in the world, the United States recently announced that it will ban the trade within its borders through a series of new rules. The editorial board of the New York Times explores the implications.

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