GEC results announced at World Conservation Congress

EWB is proud to be attending the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) being held in Honolulu Hawaii, Sep 1-10, as the results of the Great Elephant Census results on the continental survey will be revealed! Making an impact by working together: At the World Conservation Congress, every 4 years, several thousand leaders and decision makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business and academia gather to brainstorm with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.


On Aug 31, the results of the immense three-year Great Elephant Census (GEC) project, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants using standardized data collection and validation methods are being released!

Amongst the week’s panels, workshops, presentations, and brainstorming:

Opening the events the night before the WCC, Aug. 31, is a special outdoor screening of Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale, the gripping story of an orphaned baby elephant and the tireless fight to keep her – and all African elephants – alive. 7pm HST at Lolani Palace. Special guests: Dr. Mike Chase and Tony Banbury of Vulcan, Inc. 

Sep 1. after the WCC Opening Ceremony at the Nature for All Pavilion, the opening of Vulcan’s African Elephant Atlas, which will be on display throughout the conference. The Atlas, created in partnership by Vulcan Inc. and The Office of Creative Research, is a data visualization website that allows users to dive deeply into the Great Elephant Census collected from the 350,000 sq miles of aerial surveys across 18 countries.

Sep. 2 a A Deep Dive into the Great Elephant Census Results Press Conference will be held at 1430 in Room 320. On the Speaker panel to answer questions will be Tony Banbury, Chief Philanthropic Officer at Vulcan Inc., Dr. Mike Chase founder of EWB and GEC’s Principal Investigator and James Deutsch, the Director of Wildlife Conservation at Vulcan Inc.

Sep. 3 There will be a GEC Data Visualization Demonstration from 1700-1900 at the Nature for all Pavilion, followed by IUCN WCC Wildlife/Ivory trade bans and the Hawaii Victory Celebration reception.

And much more…

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