WildAid Live: Celebrating our 20th Anniversary …. With You!

While we cannot physically come together this fall to celebrate our achievements over the last 20 years, we want to connect with you, our champions, in a meaningful way by hosting important dialogue about the issues we are passionate about. We are inviting you to WildAid Live, a series of live virtual events which brings together some of the most prominent voices in wildlife conservation from around the world to engage with you on reducing demand, conserving wildlife, and protecting our oceans.

The finale to our webisode series will be the unprecedented “WildAid’s Virtual 20th Celebration” on October 17, 2020, where guests, WildAid ambassadors, and conservation leaders in the field come together to toast WildAid’s continued success.

Interested in becoming a virtual sponsor of our 2020 gala? Contact Corie Knights at corie@wildaid.org for details.

UPCOMING WILDAID LIVE EVENTS

COVID-19 Updates and Protecting Marine Reserves
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12 pm PT/3 pm ET 

Learn about WildAid’s latest efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of wildlife consumption and its connection to COVID, as Hong Hoang, executive director of WildAid’s  Vietnam partner CHANGE, and Maz Robertson from WildAid Uganda reveal how they are navigating this important issue during these challenging times.

WildAid is also working hard on ambitious goals for marine protection. Learn about our marine program from its director Meaghan Brosnan, and how board member Bo Derek’s trip to the Galapagos Islands with us was life-changing, as we discuss some of today’s most critical marine conservation issues and the heroic rangers leading the change.

Watch part two of Djimon Hounsou’s A Pangolin Tale.

COVID-19 Updates & Reducing the Demand for Ivory
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12 pm PT/3 pm ET 

Hear the latest updates about COVID-19 and the wildlife trade from those fighting on the front lines.  With poaching on the rise again in Africa, we will take a deep dive into WildAid’s elephant program with ambassador Yao Ming and learn about elephant conservation efforts from one of WildAid’s partners. Watch part three of Djimon Hounsou’s A Pangolin Tale.

WildAid’s Virtual 20th Celebration and Preventing the Next Pandemic
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 5 pm PT/8 pm ET 

Join us in celebrating 20 years of WildAid, as we look back on conservation wins followed by a glimpse of what’s to come with our campaign to ban wildlife markets. As 2020 has been the year of the pangolin, we will reflect on the plight of the world’s most trafficked mammal and WildAid’s long-standing pangolin campaign.

We will be joined by special guests and hear from our extraordinary partners. Our night culminates to a presentation of Fund the Future: Preventing the Next Pandemic, where guests can support our biggest fight yet. The evening will include other fun events – check back for updates.

We look forward to toasting our achievements with you!

PAST WILDAID LIVE EVENTS

COVID-19’s Impact on Poaching & Reducing Shark Fin Demand
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 

Hear the latest news regarding COVID-19’s connection to the wildlife trade from those on the ground (7:00), including Steve Blake from WildAid China on China’s approach to curb wildlife trade (11:00), and Richard Vigne from Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on the impact of COVID on frontline conservation (18:30). Followed by a deep dive into WildAid’s successful shark campaigns over the years (30:20). We are joined by filmmaker and marine conservationist Shawn Heinrichs (35:10), and WildAid ambassador and actress Maggie Q as we discuss the future of shark fin demand reduction (43:00)Features a sneak peek of Djimon Hounsou’s A Pangolin Tale (Part One) (59:40).

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Protecting Pangolins and Ending Wildlife Consumption
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 

Author Amy Tan moderates a live conversation with WildAid CEO Peter Knights and WildAid Chief Program Officer John Baker about COVID-19/wildlife news, China’s new protections for pangolins, and what we can expect in the future for the world’s most trafficked wild mammal.

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