San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tusk USA hopes you will join us for an evening with world-renowned elephant expert and co-founder of ElephantVoices, Dr Joyce Poole, and hear about her current work in the Maasai Mara and the unique ways local communities are being engaged to help with elephant conservation.
At a time of unprecedented poaching for ivory, with elephant populations across the African continent being decimated, awareness of and support for the protection of elephants and the communities that live alongside them is critical.
Dr Poole earned her Ph.D. in elephant behavior from Cambridge University, and has studied the social behavior and communication of elephants for over thirty years, dedicating her life to their conservation and welfare. Her finding that ivory poaching destroys the fabric of elephant society was instrumental to the decision to ban the international trade in ivory in 1989.
Currently the Co-Director of ElephantVoices, Dr Poole is also on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project and on the Scientific Advisory Board for Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, a member of the Kenya Elephant Forum, and was previously the head of the Kenya Wildlife Service's Elephant Program.
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One of the leading conservation charities exclusively focused on Africa. Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation that has become a highly effective and efficient force in African wildlife conservation. Over the past 25 years we have invested £25m into our successful combination of wildlife protection, community development and education programmes, providing lasting benefit to the people and wildlife of Africa.
Under the patronage of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Tusk has been involved in and contributed towards more than 100 important wildlife conservation projects. These provide greater protection for 36 different endangered species, spanning 18 countries and a total landmass of more than 100,000 square miles.