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Warlords of Ivory: Film and Lecture by John Heminway

  • Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive St. Louis, MO 63110 (map)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 2016, 7:30 p.m. | The Living World | Free
Featured Speaker: John Heminway is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, with a focus on nature, science, history, and Africa. Heminway's 2013 broadcast, "Battle For The Elephants," was voted Best Conservation Film at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in 2013. Its sequel, "Warlords of Ivory," premiered on 30 August 2015, was linked to a National Geographic Magazine cover story and has had geo-political impact in the U.S. and overseas.

Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend free lectures on topical issues in science and conservation.

Using new technology, the film will document the torturous route illicit ivory takes across Africa, putting this great species in jeopardy across its range, and destroying many human lives along the way. John Heminway will discuss his ideas of the elephant's future and will show how hope lies in a new approach to facing wildlife crime.

This Conservation Conversation is presented by the Saint Louis Zoo, in partnership with the Academy of Science-St. Louis.