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For the Love of Elephants

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, and other advocates for wild elephants will take part in a panel discussion in New York City this evening about the extinction crisis facing the world’s largest land mammal. Presented by ABC Home and National Geographic, “For the Love of Elephants: Protecting the Endangered African Elephant by...

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, and other advocates for wild elephants will take part in a panel discussion in New York City this evening about the extinction crisis facing the world’s largest land mammal.

Presented by ABC Home and National Geographic, “For the Love of Elephants: Protecting the Endangered African Elephant by Ending Illegal Wildlife Poaching” will feature Clinton, John Hemingway, producer of National Geographic’s television documentary Battle for Elephants, Bryan Christy, wildlife investigative journalist and contributing writer for National Geographic Magazine, and Joshua Ginsberg, senior vice president of the Global Conservation Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants, a project of the Clinton Global Initiative. The event is being held on the premises of ABH Home, which is currently featuring an exhibition of elephant photographs by National Geographic Explorer in Residence and wildlife photographer Beverly Joubert.

“The exhibition is key for both creating awareness and also a love for elephants,” Joubert says on the exhibition website. “If people aren’t drawn to the essence of who elephants are, then they may not care. And only by caring will they begin speaking up.” To see more of Joubert”s photographs and read her commentary about photographing elephants visit the exhibition website.

Approaching Storm: Crossing Kenya's Amboseli National Park in search of food. Dark foreboding clouds foretell a release of heat and rain, but the sun came through and the storm disappeared. Photograph by Beverly Joubert, from the National Geographic Creative/ABCHome The African Elephant Beverly Joubert Collection. Photograph used with permission of Beverly Joubert/National Geographic Creative.
Approaching Storm: Crossing Kenya’s Amboseli National Park in search of food. Dark foreboding clouds foretell a release of heat and rain, but the sun came through and the storm disappeared. Photograph by Beverly Joubert, from the National Geographic Creative/ABCHome The African Elephant Beverly Joubert Collection. Photograph used with permission of Beverly Joubert/National Geographic Creative.

12418031_10153900711084116_8462971761216697621_nDavid Braun is director of outreach with the digital and social media team illuminating the National Geographic Society’s explorer, science, and education programs.

He edits National Geographic Voices, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society’s mission and major initiatives. Contributors include grantees and Society partners, as well as universities, foundations, interest groups, and individuals dedicated to a sustainable world. More than 50,000 readers have participated in 10,000 conversations.

Braun also directs the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

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David Max Braun
More than forty years in U.S., UK, and South African media gives David Max Braun global perspective and experience across multiple storytelling platforms. His coverage of science, nature, politics, and technology has been published/broadcast by the BBC, CNN, NPR, AP, UPI, National Geographic, TechWeb, De Telegraaf, Travel World, and Argus South African Newspapers. He has published two books and won several journalism awards. In his 22-year career at National Geographic he was VP and editor in chief of National Geographic Digital Media, and the founding editor of the National Geographic Society blog, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society's mission and initiatives. He also directed the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to Americans seeking the opportunity to spend nine months abroad, engaging local communities and sharing stories from the field with a global audience. A regular expert on National Geographic Expeditions, David also lectures on storytelling for impact. He has 120,000 followers on social media: Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn