Series 2 - New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
4th Annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
A unique conservation, cultural and entertainment event.
Film & Ivory Trade Panel Discussion
"Battle for the Elephants"
John Heminway and J.J. Kelly, Producers
"Battle for the Elephants," a groundbreaking, new, one-hour special produced by National Geographic Television, explores the brutal slaughter of African elephants for their tusks, fueled largely by China's demand for ivory. The film tells the ultimate wildlife story how the Earth's most charismatic and majestic land animal today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for precious metals. Journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley take viewers undercover as they investigate the criminal network behind ivory's supply and demand. In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, one of the world's main ports for smuggled ivory, Hartley attempts to buy large quantities of tusks from poachers. In China, Christy explores the thriving industry of luxury goods made from ivory and the ancient cultural tradition of ivory carving.
* Panel Discussion: The Ivory Trade
- J.J. Kelly, Producer
- Bill Clark, INTERPOL
- Kelvin Allie, IFAW
- Bryan Christy, National Geographic
Additional speakers: TBA
10:30 Reception with Filmmakers
NYIT Auditorium (View)
1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd streets)
New York, NY 10023
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|