Restarting Conservation Tourism to Protect African Wildlife
Thursday, June 17, 2021 11 am PT/8 pm CAT
WildAid’s CEO, Peter Knights and Wilderness Safaris’ CEO, Keith Vincent, and Impact Manager, Dr. Neil Midlane discussed the importance of returning sustainable tourism to Africa. They were joined by an on-the-ground guide and an advocate who conveyed what you can do to impact their critical work to protect wildlife. Watch now to learn about conservation and what traveling to Africa looks like today.
WildAid Live: Honoring Our 20th Anniversary…. With You!
For the first time, WildAid moved our annual gala to a virtual format. We are so grateful to those who were able to attend our online event live, and we are thrilled to announce that we raised over $870,000 for wildlife!
Thank you to everyone who donated, participated, and tuned in! With a silent auction, virtual excursion to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, a visit from baby pangolins, messages from celebrity ambassadors and our team members from around the world, plus having Liam Mayclem as our host and auctioneer, and Rob Thomas as our musical guest, we had a wildly good time celebrating our 20 years of conservation with all of you. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for future events, we would love to hear from you. Contact Corie Knights at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Don’t worry if you missed the live event! The recording can be viewed here (note that the online auction is now closed so the links and the QR codes in the recording will not work, but you can still participate in supporting WildAid here
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. Writer, journalist and investigator, Julian Rademeyer joins us from South Africa to talk about the latest news on rhino poaching. We’ll take a deep dive into WildAid’s Ivory Demand Reduction Campaign that’s helped to slash ivory prices. Then, learn more about current elephant conservation efforts from one of WildAid’s on-the-ground partners, Save the Elephants’ Head of Field Operations, David Daballen. Finally, watch part four of Djimon Hounsou’s A Pangolin Tale from the bushmeat markets of Nigeria.
Learn about WildAid’s latest efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of wildlife consumption and its connection to COVID-19 (1:00), as Hong Hoang, executive director of WildAid’s Vietnam partner CHANGE (4:10), and Maz Robertson from WildAid Uganda (13:04) reveal how they are navigating this important issue during these challenging times.
Followed by a deep dive into WildAid’s ambitious goals for marine protection (30:47). We are joined by our marine program director Meaghan Brosnan, and WildAid international board member Bo Derek (34:26) as we discuss some of today’s most critical marine conservation issues and the heroic rangers leading the change.
Features a sneak peek of Djimon Hounsou’s A Pangolin Tale, Part Two.
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).
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.