Ivory Belongs to Elephants Walk (Updated 9/13/13)
9:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 1 (2013), Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
Last year up to 36,000 elephants were killed for their ivory. One elephant is lost every 15 minutes. At the current rate of poaching African elephants could face extinction in the wild by 2025.
Meet Kenyan conservationist Jim Justus Nyamu at American University's School of International Service on Tuesday, October 1st, as he completes his Boston to DC walk to raise awareness about the elephant poaching crisis in Africa.
Nyamu has walked more than 2000 miles across Kenya to raise awareness about elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade. Now he is taking to the streets of America. Starting in Massachusetts on Sept 4th, Nyamu will have walked nearly 600 miles from Boston to Washington, DC, stopping at schools, zoos, city halls, and NGOs along the way.
Hear more about his exciting journey and why action is needed now to protect elephants from the illegal ivory trade.
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