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International March for Elephants - NYC

International March for Elephants - NYC

CUCSD - Dawn Wells

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

International March for Elephants - NYC

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One elephant, every 15 minutes is killed for its ivory tusks. At this rate wild African elephants will be extinct in 12 years.
Join us for the peaceful, "International March for Elephants" to raise global awareness of the illegal ivory trade, its dire impact on elephant populations, human rights issues, national security and global economy, and ask our Governments to END it.

New York City, on Friday October 4th
March to United Nations
10:30 am
Meet on 12th Ave between 41st/42nd street, will leave promptly at 11:00 am
If you choose not to march, you can still come to see our fantastic line up of speakers at 12:45!

Program of Speakers:
12:45pm - 2:30pm
United Nations, Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th/2nd Ave, NYC 10017

Kristin Davis Award-winning actress, "Sex in the City" star and long time patron of the DSWT
Bryan Christy National Geographic author of "Blood Ivory"
 Paula Kahumbu  CEO of Wildlife Direct
  Dr. Patrick Omondi  Deputy Director of the Kenyan Wildlife Service
  Cyril Christo Award-winning conservation photographer
Traditional music of Zimbabwe performed by MbiraNYC

March Route:
Procession from 42nd/12th Ave, heading east on 42nd street, North on 3rd Ave to East 48th Street, South on 2nd Ave to 47th Street into Dag Hammerskold Park
12:45pm - 2:30pm
View NYC March for Elephants in a map


Please wear a solid red, black, or white shirt  for a strong visual impact
OR order an official DSWT tee-shirt at

Our key message for the International March for Elephants is:
"Every 15 minutes 1 elephant is killed for its ivory. More oversight is needed to protect elephants from extinction and stop wildlife crime."

Suggested graphics, signage, messaging:
"One elephant is killed every 15 minutes"
"Elephants extinct in 12 years"
"Say NO to Ivory"

Download your isupport poster
Ask a friend to take a photo of you with your isupport poster below, wherever you are in the world! Please email DSWT your photos or tweet them to @iworrytrade.

The iWorry campaign

So far gathered the support of True Blood Star Kristin Bauer van Straten, British Actress Joanna Lumley, and award-winning actress Kristin Davis who states, “We can make it stop, but only if we act now.” She continues, “Don’t let these majestic animals be brutally killed for human greed.” Organized by iworry, an advocacy campaign by Kenyan conservation charity The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), the organizers say preventing the slaughter of elephants for their ivory has never been more critical than it is today. Though laws ban the trade in ivory internationally, the continued demand in consumer countries has resulted in a thriving black market and elephant poaching.

As a result ofthe illegal ivory and wildlife trade:
• 1 elephant is killed every 15 minutes for their tusks, 36,000 elephants slaughtered annually.
• Criminal syndicates and terrorist groups, threaten global and national security.
• In countries where tourism is the primary industry, millions risk losing their livelihoods
• Decline in tourism revenue for developing countries, increase need for aid
• Over 1,000 wildlife rangers* have been killed in the course of protecting the elephants over the last decade, leaving families without fathers, husbands and income earners.

Learn more at: NYC

To schedule an interview or for sponsorship inquiries contact,
Lucy Read:
NYC media contacts:
Dawn Wells:
Erika Mansourian:

For safety and city ordinances:
No masks or sticks (cardboard tubes only allowed for signs)
Signs are OK (not overtly graphic or profane, please)

This march would not have been possible without the time, financial
support and commitment of these elephant advocates:
Joey Cummings and The Joey Company, Kennedy Events,
Alissa Blitzer, Kathryn Gregorio & Markie Hancock, Lisa Lubchansky

and our volunteer committee:
Cheryl Brown, Silvia Callegari, Anne Dillon, Nicole Smith-Goldberg,
Christine Horace, Zev Keisch, Cynthia King, Scarlett Magda, DVM, Jackie
Cittone Magid, Arliss Paddock, Peace for Elephants, Joan Reutershan,
Deb Robinson, Steve Smith, Liz Wainstock, Richard White, and
Bonnie Wyper.

--Erika Mansourian and Dawn Wells
DSWT New York Organizers

Have questions about International March for Elephants - NYC? Contact CUCSD - Dawn Wells

When & Where

42nd/12th Ave, heading east on 42nd street, North on 3rd Ave to East 48th Street, South on 2nd Ave to 47th Street into Dag Hammerskold Park

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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CUCSD - Dawn Wells

Economics and Sustainable Development at Columbia University, UN Women Consultant
Focus Areas: Environmental Economics, Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Resiliant Agriculture 
Twitter: @dmw2158
Dawn Wells has experience in both non-profit and private sectors and has on-going independent research in India, in collaboration with The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE).  The focus of her study is on the externalities of development in southern India, with an economic valuation of ecosystem services and analysis of hydroelectric energy production.  She is interested in the nexus of economics, climate change, and loss of biodiversity and how changes in these variables impact one another. She researched the present gender gap in the energy sector for the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), and assisted in the expansion of their Women in Energy (WIE) program to promote efficiency, equality and sustainability.

Her past and on-going projects focus on biodiversity preservation via economic solutions to stem the ivory trade, in collaboration with Kenya based NGO Wildlife Direct and New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) through a partnership created by the Clinton Global Initiative. She has also served as the New York Co-Chair for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s global awareness campaign on the ivory trade.

She is a member of SDSN Youth (SDSN-Y), a new initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) working engage youth globally in the post-2015 agenda. Through education and global cooperation, SDSN-Y encourages young people to prioritize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating a global platform to advocate for change and empowering youth to create sustainable solutions.


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