***This event is sold out!***
Some of the world’s most dedicated conservationists are coming to New York City to share their stories, recent projects, and powerful insights with you. Join us at the CORE: Club this Monday, April 18th for a screening of National Geographic Explorer’s Warlords of Ivory followed by a conversation with the dedicated filmmakers and the boots-on-the-ground conservationists working to rewrite the future for Africa’s people and wildlife including John Heminway, Sport Beattie, and Georgina Lamb.
There will also be an opportunity to continue the conservation conversation after the screening at a private dinner with John, Sport and Georgina at the CORE: Club’s private dining room following the event. This is a very special opportunity. Details:
Monday, April 18th 6:30–8:30 pm
CORE: Club | 66 East 55th Street
Space is limited for both events.
If you are interested in attending the Warlords of Ivory screening (free) or the dinner ($175 including wine) please get in touch with Absolute Travel’s Katie Losey, who will RSVP on your behalf.
Following John Heminway’s remarkable 2013 film Battle for the Elephants, Warlords of Ivory follows investigative journalist Bryan Christy as he sets out to expose how the ivory trade funds some of Africa’s most notorious militias and terrorist groups. Christy works with one of the world’s top taxidermists to conceal a sophisticated GPS tracker inside an incredibly realistic faux ivory tusk. The fake ivory is then dropped in the heart of elephant poaching country and its movements monitored to track down the kingpins of the ivory trade.
Relating to the film, Zambia’s Kafue National Park is on the frontline of the global fight to save endangered species. Despite an international moratorium on the ivory trade, recent years have seen Kafue’s elephant population pushed to the brink of extinction. Sport, John and Georgina will explore how this trade is enabled by porous borders, weak enforcement, and links ruthless poachers in Africa to warlords, terrorists, and unscrupulous collectors across the world.
SPORT BEATTIE | Sport Beattie is the founder and CEO of Game Rangers International and the project manager of the Kafue Conservation Project. Additionally Beattie is the honorary warden of greater Kafue National Park, a role in which he works alongside the Zambian Wildlife Authority to converse one of the world’s largest wildlife reserves. A native of Zimbabwe, Beattie previously worked with elephants and Game Scouts in the jungles of Cambodia before returning to Southern Africa in 2007.
Game Rangers International
JOHN HEMINWAY | John Heminway is a writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on nature, science, history, the American West and Africa. Heminway’s filmmaking career spans four decades and several hundred films, including work for ABC Sports, the Discovery Channel, PBS, Disney, and National Geographic Television. His many awards include two Emmys, two Peabodys, and a DuPont Columbia Journalism award. Heminway helped to produce, direct and write “Warlords of Ivory,” which was honored as the Best Conservation Film of the Year at the 2016 New York WILD Film Festival.
GEORGINA LAMB | Georgina Lamb is the granddaughter of Internationally renowned artist and conservationist, David Shepherd. Her involvement in conservation started from the age of six when she started raising money for the David Shephard Wildlife Foundation speaking at events, a commitment she has continued to date. Georgina officially joined the Foundation in 2014 as Fundraising and Policy Manager. Having traveled worldwide to many of the Foundations projects, she has a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges facing conservation today. Prior to joining David Shephard Wildlife Foundation, Georgina worked for, and traveled extensively with, a global strategic advisory firm based in London which focused on investing in emerging markets and business strategy. The work ranged from geo-political insights to conservation consultancy.
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