For upcoming events and readings please see the calendar below.
Ivory to be crushed in Central Park to raise awareness for elephant poaching, advocates say
The ivory tusks and trinkets, including statues and jewelry, were confiscated by the DEC and federal authorities. They will be crushed starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday between Sheep Meadow and the Naumburg Bandshell, organizers said.
New York restricted the sale of ivory in 2014, only allowing those with specific permits to sell it legally.
Southampton – August 9th, Noon.
How The Ivory Supply Chain Impacts Us All.
Author Geoffrey Wells talks about how the more than 30,000 elephants that die every year has become the 4th largest illegal business in the world.
He connects the dots between cyber criminals, ivory traffickers and, yes,
our own complicity that creates platforms for international terror groups.
He will also read from his thriller, Atone for the Ivory Cloud.
WORLD ELEPHANT DAY: A CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY WELLS
Atone for the Ivory Cloud
A thriller by Geoffrey Wells.
Author Geoffrey Wells talks about how natural ecosystems and African elephants are destined to be eliminated by the virtual ecosystem of ivory trading by cybercriminals. He will read from his novel about a talented electronic composer and coder in New York City that goes undercover to trap a cybercrime syndicate that has hijacked her website–to traffic African ivory. She must find a way to cut off the ivory supply chain knowing that she might have to sacrifice her music, her lover and her privacy–for a greater good.